Level-5 announces cross-platform RPG Wonder Flick
posted on 08.26.13 at 07:12 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Coming to smartphones in November, consoles in 2014.

Level-5 is developing Wonder Flick, a new “1000-hour” fantasy RPG for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PS Vita, iOS, and Android, the company announced during its Level-5 Vision press conference in Shinagawa. 

The game, which features music from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu, will have shared save data across every platform, and exclusive dungeons on each.

It is being planned, produced, and directed by Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino, features boss monster design by Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven‘s Tokuzo Nagano, and character design by Final Fantasy XIII sub-character designer Nao Ikeda.

Players will be able to create their own character, journey the field map, visit towns, advance dungeons, go on quests, and battle monsters in flick-based combat.

On PlayStation 4, the game will have second screen support via smartphones and tablets. On Xbox One, the game will support a second screen via SmartGlass.

The game will have also have a collaboration with Shueisha manga magazines Weekly Shonen Jump, V-Jump, and Saikyo Jump.

Wonder Flick will launch for smartphones as a free-to-play title with microtransactions in Japan this November, and for consoles in 2014. Visit the official website here.

Here is Level-5 International America’s official description of the game.

Wonder Flick is the latest full-scale role-playing game from Level-5 and the inaugural Uniplay title. The production team consists of Akihiro Hino, who developed the concept and leads the project as producer / director, character designers Takuzo Nagano and Nao Ikeda, and musical compositions by Nobuo Uematsu, world-renowned for his contributions to game orchestrations.

The player, “the fortunate one,” washes ashore in Grimnarth, a world that everyone dreamed of, yet no one has ever seen – an enormous land, scattered with dungeons and towns. A land where a monarch seeks aid in order to save his kingdom. A world of peril, where monsters and kings among dragons await. Where the success or failure of a journey depends on the deft execution of skills in critical moments, and fortunes are made from the rare treasures sealed in their chests. A wealth of equipment to customize one’s hero. The borrowing and lending of friends and their characters to form alliances.

Everything that defines a traditional RPG is found in Wonder Flick – the most sprawling yet accessible original fantasy RPG in the history of Level-5. The game is planned for release in November 2013 on iOS and Android devices in Japan. Console releases (PS Vita / PS3 / PS4 / WiiU / Xbox One) are scheduled for 2014 in Japan.

Photos from the event, courtesy of 4Gamer.net, are attached below.

The debut trailer shows off the November-due smartphone version.

A video shown during the event follows the story of a man whose friends are all playing Wonder Flick on different platforms. Watch for non-smartphone footage.

View screenshots of the smartphone version at the gallery.