With all the remakes and ports that seem to come our way courtesy of Square-Enix, it's nice to see a new IP from the Final Fantasy factory. Announced in this week's issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu, Sigma Harmonics is an "adventure RPG" promising a murder-mystery narrative, an interesting combination. According to initial translations of the article, the story takes its cues from Persona 4's (PS2) suspense-filled plot, and the game will be presented book-style with the DS turned sideways.
Surprisingly, Sigma Harmonics is already 60% complete and will hit stores in Japan as soon as this summer! Check the convenient gallery below for scans of the Famitsu pages.
Gallery: Sigma Harmonics
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
3-26-2008 @ 11:02AM
The big difference: the sword-swinging bishounen lead wears glasses this time.
3-26-2008 @ 11:08AM
Finally an original game!
3-26-2008 @ 11:13AM
Nice! I'm always up for new, original content from Square Enix. Just wish they did it more often!
3-26-2008 @ 12:01PM
The guy on the right with glasses looks like the character from Persona 4. And the girl reminds me of a Range Murata character.
3-26-2008 @ 1:13PM
Mad Martin Kinderhook said...
I've avoided games that require rotating the DS sideways until now due to the fact that they tend to require touch-screen control and just look miserably uncomfortable to hold, but the battle screen image at the bottom of the first scanned page in the gallery is given such a unique sense of action by everything being tall and narrow that I might be interested.
3-26-2008 @ 1:21PM
biggest problem i've had with games that use the ds in 'book format' is the reflections/viewing angle is a bit off. if you don't hold it just right, it's tough to see the screens.
3-26-2008 @ 2:11PM
Nice. Can't wait.
3-26-2008 @ 2:14PM
sunmmer in japan ,
means winter in usa ,2010 .
3-27-2008 @ 12:06AM
Maybe Square Enix should spam original titles instead because I'm really excited for The World Ends With You and now this.