So. Atlus is back at it again localizing the Spike Chunsoft title Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars. It's a game that's quite literally about the Seven Stars, seven ladies, and the "children" that the protagonist must have with them in order to fight the war against the monsters of the Pandora Labyrinth. It's... complicated, okay? Conception 2 will be coming to the PS Vita and the 3DS in early 2014.
Let's go into a bit more detail now. See, in the world of Conception 2 there's only one way to fight the monsters of the Pandora Labyrinth and that's with the divine powers of the Star Gods. That's you, the protagonist, by the way. Thing is, the powers die after the age of 18, which means you have to do a lot of power combining with the Seven Stars to make Star Children. Then the kids will fight for you!
Don't worry, this isn't a porno game, so mixing powers only involves a bottle and... ah, we'll leave the rest up to your imagination. It does involve a bit of, well, here are Atlus' own points of interest with regards to Conception 2:
- No Child Labor Laws: In addition to the protagonist and his fellow students bravely entering the Labyrinths, you must combine your powers with other Disciples to give life to Star Children, ethereal beings that can fight in battle. But, like regular children, it's important to make sure they're strong enough to face monsters from beyond the veil of sanity in battle.
- No Monogamy For You, Player: The protagonist has opportunities to strengthen his bonds with seven key heroines throughout the game. Not only does this help you create stronger Star Children, but the girls become more formidable as well, making them reliable partners in battle... and other places.
- Assume the Position: Monsters in Conception II all have weak spots, and their vulnerabilities are revealed based on the direction characters attack from. Colored arrows help the Disciples see which direction will cause the most damage when attacked. The order your party takes action will depend on your choices and each character's agility. Understanding the turn system and finding the best location to attack from will bring about swift and decisive victory.
- Getting Chained Down: Another key system in Conception II is the Chain Drive, a meter that slowly builds during combat. When it reaches climax, a monster will be chained down, slowing it dramatically. This opens the enemy up for major damage.
Enough said? Enough said. Conception 2: Children of the Seven Stars is planned for release on PS Vita and 3DS sometime in early 2014. It'll cost $39.99 at launch. You can bet your butt you'll be hearing more about this game soon. Oh, and if you were wondering, the original Conception hasn't been localized yet. Ah, maybe if Conception 2 does alright?