New SNK RPG
SNK and Computer Image Factory will release a new RPG for Neo Geo Pocket Color in Japan on November 23 called Nigeronpa, for 3800 yen. The story takes place in the mysterious world of Nigeronpa,
where magic, devil-men and humans coexist. When you start the game, you can select the appearance and the personality of the hero. Choosing your character’s appearance and personality will affect the hero's abilities and her reaction to other characters in the game.
You can acquire your companions by hiring them during certain parts in the game. However, your companions may leave your party if they lose confidence in you. This is known as the "work base system," which determines whether you can hire a new party member and whether or not your companion
will leave you. To obtain your "work base," you need to pass a world worker exam.
Not a great deal information is known about the characters in the game, except for two of the main characters. The hero of the game is named Lio, 16, who is a blue-haired young elf born and raised in a small village named Rip.
Her parents died when she was young, so she has been living with her sisters Rema and Mel. Momo, who is also 16, is Lio's long-time best friend. Like Lio, she lost her parents when she was young. Momo lives with Lio and her sisters, so she is considered a part of Lio's family.
We currently have 29 pieces of art, and 6 screen shots from Nigeronpa.
November 6th, 2000
Official Nigeronpa Page (Japanese)