Mind 0 debut Fami-shots
posted on 03.20.13 at 11:42 AM EDT by (@salromano)
First look at Acquire's Persona-like PS Vita RPG.

Famitsuhas gone up with its online preview of Mind 0, Acquire’s newly announced PS Vita RPG in joint development with Class of Heroes studio Zerodiv.

The “dark stylish” RPG is set in modern times where two worlds exist: the real world and the crazed spiritual world. Players are “MIND Users” who possess the unique ability to summon their Persona-like counterparts. Batles in Mind 0 are command-based, and make use of each characters’ MIND. Further details are still to be announced, but judging by the screenshots, we can see that it’s 3D, turn-based, and features manga-like sound pop-ups. Revealed characters so far include the cool protagonist Kei Takanashi, the athletic heroine Sana Chiaki, the cheerful dope Shishi Akihina, and the detective Youichi Okata.

View the first images below.

Battle

World

Characters

  • http://youtube.com/thegaminghself MrShinkara

    This screams Persona in almost every conceivable way. And I’m totally okay with that.

    • Kurisu Makise

      More than okay with this! Also, I like that it has the 1st person elements and 3rd person elements, I’m okay with that, though there seemed to be no sign of using the characters during world exploration, I’d have preferred an option to alternate as needed/desired.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Well, Shin Megami Tensei did start as a dungeon crawler, so I guess this is okay, haha.

  • Tenshiken

    In my opinion:
    +3D third person battles
    +Character designs
    -First person viewpoint dungeon crawling?

    More persona like games for Vita is perfectly fine with me.

  • MrRobbyM

    Gosh, Vita JRPGs sure are kickin in lately. If even half of them get localized I’ll be sure to buy a Vita!

    • sherimae1324

      get one now, you wont regret it oni-chan ^_^

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        OMG how did you knew MRM was a oni IRL :P

  • Niyari

    BURNING UP!

  • uhawww

    Perfectly alright with this being very Persona-like.
    If anything, more games should try to parrot the Persona series in more ways. lol.
    Day 1.

    • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

      That’s the funny thing. Many people go on and on about how they wish more games used such and such a system. However, it seems like when they do, that feeling dissipates fairly quickly. Its too bad too.

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    Great one , will buy it if it’s localized

  • http://www.facebook.com/kazunaito345 Afiq Nii Sama

    If this translated,I will throw all of my money for this asdkjalksd

  • usagi_san

    The game is looking… AWESOME!!! Just need a Japanese release and a confirmation of a localisation in the future.

  • Ritsujun

    Nice summon design.

  • Oscar Alberto Abrego Suarez

    MC tries too hard though, when a character uses a Scythe it tries too hard to be cool, PERIOD.

  • Warboss Aohd

    i approve o’ each o ‘da weapon typez shown. I am probably da Only Ork who usez a scythe.

  • http://twitter.com/GamerOfThrone Aerys

    What a style

  • DarthBrian

    looks cool. love the artwork. :)

  • GODDUKEMONEXA

    omg Youichi Okata is a detective and his MIND is like naoto shirogane SUKUNA HIKONA

  • Revorse

    Dude’s got a scythe. Automatic badass. But first person stuff just kills me.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Can we be sure it’s first person though? You can see Akihina attacking in the 4th screenshot.

      • DesmaX

        Battles could be like Sol Trigger

        • Solomon_Kano

          Mm. It does look that way.

        • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

          I hope not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

    Shishi have a blue oni monk persona MIND = WIN
    Kei scythe is pretty cool though.

  • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

    Looks all right. Looking forward to hearing more about the game. I wouldn’t mind if it replicated Persona down to the dating aspects.

    • MosquitoLemon

      That’s what they tried to do with Conception (down to interface and dungeon layout), and that game turned out kind of garbage. Not saying this will be too, but Persona – Atlus + ‘original artowrk’ =/= home run

      • http://twitter.com/ChestnutBowl Chestnut Bowl

        The only thing I didn’t like about Conception was the battle system. The dating sim features, story, and characters were likeable.

  • https://twitter.com/Panda_castro Pandacastro

    NISA or Xseed Games please localize this one.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    The artwork is about what I’d expect, which is good, but the 3D aspect doesn’t settle well with me. Who knows though… I’ll probably just get it anyway. I do love me some Zerodiv+Acquire DRPGs, heh. I just wish we could get another one on PS3 soon >_<

  • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

    Even more like Persona than I imagined it would be.

  • Eclipse

    I was wondering why so people were comparing this to the Persona games…. Now I know why, but that’s not to say it’s a bad thing. This looks like it’ll be awesome, and it’s always great to see more RPGs for the Vita.

  • DrForbidden

    Can’t say I’m thrilled with the pop-up text sound-effects. Hope we’ll have the option to turn it off.

    BTW, why does Okata have a little cyborg girl for a MIND? o_0 Lolicon much, Ojisan?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Let’s not forget abt Kei MIND……

      • DrForbidden

        He’s a teenage boy and his mind is full of busty, half-naked S&M babes. That’s actually completely normal. Ditto for Sana and her tattoo-and-piercing-covered Adonis.

        I’m worried about Shishi, though. He seems predisposed to ending up on the police blotter for practicing inter-species love…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

          Now tht you mention it…… Shishi MIND is the same gender as his…… Implications? XD

  • Willgaea

    Reminds me of Soul Eater. Spirits living in scythes, trying to become death scythes. I guess like Bleach too. Good Anime’s.

  • Maziodyne

    I hope this comes to the West! I really couldn’t care less that it “seems” like Persona. The more JRPGs the merrier! Also, the demons look pretty cool too.

  • Elvick

    Art design is boss.

  • PrinceHeir

    where’s my “Za Warudooo!!” time stop?? :P