The latest issue of Famitsu Weekly has revealed the sequel to Conception, the RPG that involves making children and using them to fight monsters.
Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Unde Kure! (Conception: Give Birth to my Children!) was originally developed by Spike Chunsoft (creator of Danganronpa) and released for the PSP last April. The sequel, titled “Conception II: Shichisei no Michibiki to Mazuru no Akumu” (The Seven Stars’ Guidance and the Blundering Nightmare), is scheduled to be released this summer for the Nintendo 3DS and PS Vita.
The game combines RPG and dating sim elements in which the player bonds with girls in order to create “Star Children” (no, not the way you’re thinking of, he makes them using magic). After organizing the Star Children into three teams, the player enters a dungeon where he and the children fight monsters. Despite the odd premise, the game managed to gather a large fanbase in Japan with its interesting characters and fresh gameplay.
This installment will feature new characters and a new world. Here’s a picture of the main character (you get to choose his name), and one of the heroines, Fuuko.
This time around, the main character is a disciple at a school, and he must bond with a group of seven female disciples called “Nemesis Eater”. There are fewer girls than in the previous game, which has twelve girls based on the Greek zodiac. However, the story will be around twice as long as the previous game’s, so that will hopefully make up for it.
As another new feature, the girls can now enter the dungeon and fight with you, instead of staying home and occasionally giving you a phone call in the midst of battle. The main character fights with a pair of twin blades, while Fuuko fights with a gun called the Blunder Breaker. As for the Star Children, they all come in different classes, such as fighters, magicians, and thieves.
Conception II has just been revealed, and it already looks like it will do the prequel justice. While you’re waiting for this game to come out this summer, you can play the first Conception, which will get a price reduction and cost only 1,890 yen starting in April.