RPGFan
Rakugaki Oukoku US Bound

In an unexpected move, publisher Sammy has picked up the rights of Taito's Garakuta Meisaku Gekijou: Rakugaki Oukoku (Garakuta Masterpiece Theater: Graffiti Kingdom). This light-hearted RPG, developed for the Sony Playstation 2, and created by newly-formed Garakuta studio, features a unique monster creation system that uses the player's actual drawings. Through a small paint interface, the player can make a sketch that will be modeled into a 3D sprite.

With prestigious character designer Yoshiharu Satou (animation director of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro), Rakugaki Oukoku received good critics in Japan when it released in March. A special promotion campaign had numerous famous Japanese artists contribute sketches that were included in the game (Matsumoto Leiji, Monkey Punch, Fujiko Fujio, Saitou Takao...).

The game also came with a trailer of Studio Ghibli's upcoming short Ghiblies episode 2, and some of the movie's characters make an appearance in the game itself, in 3D form of course. The Japanese release's extras are not very likely to be included in the US version, though.

The actual US release date for the game is still yet to be determined. You can check out our previously added Rakugaki Oukoku media by following the links below.



Back
Updated:
06.05.02 - 8:30 PM
Feena





Featured Content
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Studio Visit
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
Studio Visit Part 1
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan Hands-On Preview
Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan
Hands-On Preview
Final Symphony Review
Final Symphony
Music Review
J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars Review
J.U.L.I.A. Among the Stars
Review
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Review
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
Review
Life is Strange: Episode 1 Review
Life is Strange: Episode 1
Review
Hand of Fate Review
Hand of Fate
Review
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Random on iTunes
Rhythm Encounter
Rhythm on iTunes