Fire arms is Meguro’s first official post-ATLUS [1,879 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/companies/atlus”>ATLUS project as an independent game developer. And although he is known for his compositing work on the Character and Shin Megami Tensei series, he was also creative director for the Character games on psp [649 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/platforms/playstation/psp”>PSP and developed an indie RPG [14,424 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/rpg”>RPG itself for several years.
In addition to designing the game, Meguro will compose and produce all of the music for Fire arms. He is also joined by character designer Ilya Kuvshinov (Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045) and lyricist Lotus Juice (Character series).
“Thanks to Kickstarter, I would like to Fire arms an even better game with the support and early feedback from fans,” Meguro said in a press release. “With the help of our backers, I hope to fix the visual issues and refresh everything, so please give me your support!”
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■ About Fire arms
Fire arms is a strategy JRPG [510 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/rpg/jrpg”>JRPG that combines Stealth [22 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/genres/stealth”>stealth elements with controlled turn-based combat in a futuristic sci-fi universe. The player takes on the role of a member of the PMC (Private Military Company) in the year 2045 who must carry out operational missions with their peers in a world devastated after a nuclear war. The story of the game will focus on the main protagonists as they fight to revolutionize the human race and getting closer to the idea of true love.
■ Key features
- A turn-based tactical RPG inspired by games like Meta [20 articles]” href=”https://www.gematsu.com/platforms/meta”>Metal Gear Solid and Character.
- A relationship system that boosts the main character as he gets closer to his teammates.
- A story set in a futuristic world on the brink of global and societal ruin.
- A Meeting of the Spirits Shoji Meguro (Character series, Shin Megami Tensei series), Ilya Kuvshinov (Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2045, wonderland) and lotus juice (Character Series).
In the field, the player will control the main character and up to three allies. With the use of the hand signal buttons, players can instruct their allies to hide at cover points and use the “Go” button to order them to cover their character.
When an enemy is spotted, the player can open fire. If the player’s team engages the enemy while fully hidden, they will activate an attack bonus. The more the player fires during this bonus, the more damage they will inflict before the battle begins. Hidden or not, once the player shoots the enemy, the game engages in a turn-based battle.
In-battle commands include a range of choices such as basic ATTACK and SKILL, which pack more punch and cost SP. There will also be GUARD, MOVE, WEAPON, ITEM, ESCAPE, and TAGS, which refers to the character’s defense suit.
Strategic gameplay can be used by unleashing skills while attacking from cover, which will cost no SP. If the player manages to hit the enemy in a weak spot, they can deal massive damage and be able to take cover.
The affinity between the character’s weapon and that of the target’s TAGS will determine the amount of damage dealt. However, an enemy’s defense value can also reduce the amount of damage they take. In addition to powerful skills, there are also firearms with special buff and debuff abilities.
Earning one will earn the player’s team two types of experience points: Character EXP and Weapon EXP. Leveling up improves a character’s stats and unlocks new gun skills. Players will be able to upgrade the weapons they own by adding parts, and even acquire blueprints and materials that will allow them to build new weapons as they progress through the story.
Outside of missions, players will spend their time in the Maroon Hub, an amphibious submarine the team uses as a hideout, which they can use to accept quests, visit shops, or travel to other locations on the world’s map.
In the year 2045, humanity was in a state of inactivity which allowed technology to flourish. However, it widened the social gap between the rich and the poor, creating the “haves” and the “have-nots”.
Within the ranks of the latter grew a faction that planned the Great Reset – an event steeped in primitivism that would change the course of humanity.
The Thousand Plateaus launched two weapons of mass destruction, starting a global nuclear war.
And so, the Great Reset was accomplished.
Enter the protagonist, a rookie member of a private military company tasked with managing the deteriorating situation.
It’s up to you to uncover the truth of love in a world wracked by devastation, and whether or not humanity is capable of being revolutionized.
The main protagonist and player avatar. After rising through the ranks of many private military groups, he becomes the newest member of the BTI Alpha team.
Thanks to his exemplary combat ability, he’s the only member of Alpha Team equipped with the latest TAGS gear – certainly not something typically gifted for a rookie.
A capable combat android, she has no problem conveying emotions or communicating with humans.
Although Naomi has a gentle and motherly disposition, she is also a dependable member of Alpha Team’s offense, charging into battlefields with her sidearm.
A bright and cheerful 17-year-old; she is the only daughter of the great scientist Dr. Cowen.
Despite her difficult relationship with her father, she chooses to resume her research in the midst of nuclear war in hopes of creating a better future for humanity.
Despite his serious nature making him look like a softy, he provides serious support to Alpha Team when equipped with a shotgun.
He is like a brother to the protagonist, a former U.S. Marine alongside Zach, and once served under the same superior as Team Commander Alpha McGovern.
The Thousand Trays
A Far Eastern military regime that started nuclear war. Led by General Zhang. In the name of primitivism, the idea of abandoning human technology and returning to primitive ages, they set the whole world on the path to ruin. Primitivism gained more and more supporters after the start of the war, until looting and looting became commonplace around the world. From now on, chaos reigns thanks to them.
A silent mercenary of mystery. In his youth, he worked as an assassin until General Zhang, leader of the Thousand Plateaux, hired him to do his dirty work. He has superhuman reflexes that he can use to dodge bullets, which are far more powerful than even state-of-the-art TAGS technology.
AI 96 Sniper Rifle
An AI 96 sniper rifle, the gun Zach starts with. It is mainly used to shoot single targets and has the skills “Accurate Shot” and “Deadshot”.
M4 assault rifle
An M4 Assault Rifle, the weapon the main character starts with. It’s a balanced gun that’s easy to use in any situation.
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