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Conception II, the upcoming RPG from ATLUS and Spike
Chunsoft has a tongue-in-cheek concept, but it's no slouch on
gameplay depth. If you don't give it the quarter it deserves,
you'll quickly find yourself on the receiving end of merciless
beatdowns in the game's labyrinths. (I speak from very personal,
The key to staying strong in the labyrinths is constantly
updating your team's roster of Star Children. But before you start
min-maxing their gear, perfecting their elemental ATK/DEF
combinations, and finding the best classes that match your
play-style, you actually have to be on good enough terms with the
Academy's girls to undergo the "Classmating" ritual. The below
screens are the first stepping stones you'll take into forming the
bonds vital to saving the earth from Dusk Circles.
Descriptions are below, the images* can be posted
*These images are from the Nintendo 3DS version of Conception
This is the protagonist. He's a "God's Gift," someone
overflowing with the Star God's power, and is the only chance
humanity has at repelling the monsters emanating from the Pandora
Labyrinth that threaten the world.
Getting told you're one of the chosen few on the first day of
class sure beats getting detention on the first day of class. The
new recruits who join you are Fuuko, one of the game's seven
heroines and the girl who makes the hero's first Star Children, and
the other is Chlotz, an awkwardly endearing best friend who suffers
from chronic third-wheel syndrome.
As you go through your day to day studies, you'll soon start
running into the various heroines that you can take with you into
the labyrinths. Successful conversations with them will raise your
"bond points," which is the energy needed to create Star Children.
But you'll have to be careful what you say to them. Each girl has
their own personality, and you'll have to tread
...Sometimes very carefully. If you make too many missteps,
you'll wind up making the heroines so angry that you temporarily
won't be able to make any Star Children with them. This can be
highly detrimental to your progress; there's no shame in keeping
notes on the girls' personalities. Right? Right.
So why does the protagonist go through the trouble of juggling
all these relationships? His relationships unlock the power of the
heroines that accompany him into the labyrinths - the stronger the
bond between the two, the more powerful your partner is in the
labyrinth. But choose carefully, each of the seven heroines have
their own strengths and weaknesses.
Conception II takes place in a school, there has to be a
rival. Meet Alec, who was the top student before the "God's Gift"
showed up to the school. Pompous, arrogant, and from a family with
a background of enormous wealth and untouchable influence, Alec is
quick and eager to take over the number one rank in the school,
even without the natural talent of a "God's Gift."
CONCEPTION II COLLECTORS ITEM DETAILS ARE HERE
|The ATLUS tradition of offering collectors' items with
pre-orders and limited first-run availability continues with the
wildly unique RPG
Conception II. For either the Nintendo 3DS™ or
PlayStation®Vita version, physical copies of Conception II will
come in a special box and include a 10-track CD arrangement,
composed by Masato Kouda. The box and CD are guaranteed to
pre-orders from participating retailers and for a limited time
after the game's launch. Conception II will be published in North
America by ATLUS beginning in spring 2014 for the PlayStation Vita
and Nintendo 3DS. The game will be $39.99 for either version. More
details will be on the game's official website at
Conception II puts players in the role of "God's Gift," a
teenager imbued with the power of the Star God. His unprecedented
levels of power allow him to fight against the monsters within the
Dusk Circles, and cripple the flow of evil into the world. But the
role of a hero is a complex one, and players must maintain
relationships with any of the game's seven heroines to increase
their relationship bonds, which in turn help them create Star
Children, pint-sized warriors that pack a big punch to Dusk
monsters. Players will have to choose wisely, as up to nine Star
Children can fight in the labyrinth at once, where elemental
damage, battlefield positioning, and team composition must be
Conception II is not yet rated by the ESRB.
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About Spike Chunsoft
Headquartered in Tokyo, Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd. is a Japan
based publisher and developer specialized in console video games.
The company has published some of the best-selling console titles
in Japan deriving from the company's own intellectual properties,
including MYSTERY DUNGEON and DANGANRONPA. The company is also
known as a publisher of western games, partnering with a variety of
western developers and publishers and publishing their
entertainment content in Japan.
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