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Weapon Shop de Omasse

Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS
Genre: Role-Playing
Developer: Level-5
Release Date: Feb. 20, 2014

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'Weapon Shop de Omasse' (3DS) Coming Soon - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2014 @ 3:00 a.m. PST

One of the titles in what is known in Japan as GUILD01 series, which featured games by celebrated creators, Weapon Shop de Omasse is a role-playing game with a distinct comedic taste previously only available in Japan.

Weapon Shop de Omasse was created by comedian Yoshiyuki Hirai. While best known as a comedian, Hirai's well-known passion for and intimate knowledge of games and comics have led him to all sorts of multimedia opportunities, including his current stint as a comic book artist. Before his rise to stardom as a comedian, Hirai wished to become a game creator, and Weapon Shop de Omasse marks the debut of that dream.

Hirai exercised his distinctive humour and aesthetics in creating this unique title . Everything from the game design to the story and dialogue is an expression of his creative vision.

Weapon Shop de Omasse’s story centres around a peculiar weapon shop within a legendary RPG. RPG shopkeepers live out their lives in obscurity: unnoticed operatives behind the scenes, tirelessly supporting the game's heroes on their quests –this is the world the player will experience. As a young apprentice in a weapon shop, the player will forge and rent weapons to meet the demands from an assortment of misfit heroes. The stronger the weapons, the higher chances for the heroes' success -- the world's fate rests on the quality of the player’s weapons.

In Weapon Shop de Omasse, the player never even sets foot on a quest. Instead the player will forge, select, and rent optimal weapons for the heroes to use in battle. If they return successful, the player will be paid and get their weapon back.  Aiding the heroes will also yield materials that can give weapons special properties. But if the hero fails their quest, the player will not get paid and the weapon they’ve put so much work into will be lost. In this game, the player must not only make powerful weapons, but also carefully choose which weapons to rent out to the heroes based on their skills.

Weapon Shop de Omasse will be available for $7.99 / €7.99 / ₤7.19.

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