First look at Compile Heart’s Moero Chronicle for PS Vita
posted on 12.26.13 at 02:48 AM EDT by (@salromano)
A dungeon RPG followup to Genkai Tokki Monster Monpiece.

Moero Chronicle

The next PS Vita game from Hyperdimension Neptunia developer Compile Heart is Genkai Tokki Moero Chronicle.

Unlike its card battle predecessor Genkai Tokki Monster Monpiece, Moero Chronicle is a 3D dungeon RPG. Specifically, Compile Heart defines it as a “rubbing, pinching, panty-wearing RPG.” It is being produced by Norihisa Kochiwa, directed by Makoto Kitano, and features character design by Katsuyuki Hirano.

Retail listings from Trader and Amiami have shared first story information and screenshots.

Story

A boy with profane thoughts swirling within himself is troubled. He can’t talk to girls for fear of being called a pervert. On top of that, the only person who he can speak honestly to is his childhood friend, a monster girl, until suspicious feelings emerge. He hates himself for that.

At exactly that time, disasters began to occur around the world. Here and there, natural disasters struck, and monster girls suddenly became hostile towards humans, causing mankind to take a stand in an unprecedented crisis.

There is a rumor that a “Legendary Monster Girl” is trying to destroy the world.

The boy was ordered to investigate the origin by the village elder. He acts like nothing is out of the ordinary and takes his childhood monster girl friend along with him as he adventures into the world of monsters.

The protagonist is a boy named Io. He has a monster girl childhood friend named Lilia. And they have a two-tailed monster cat friend named Reche.

Moero Chronicle is due out on April 24 in Japan for 6,800 yen. An 8,800 yen limited edition version of the game includes a “Hajimete no XXX” voice works CD and five bath posters. First-print copies include a special visual book.

View the first screenshots below. (Some NSFW.)

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  • Darkmaster

    Compile Heart should make a hen*** game.

  • Hoshi星

    Compile Heart supporting the Vita to the max and giving us moe and ecchi games on PS consoles. It’s definitely one of my new game company in the recent time imo. And 3D dungeon crawler? Man, the genre revived on portable consoles in which I find perfect.

  • JeremyTMH

    FEAR MY VIBRATOR SWORD!!!!

  • TheExile285

    Well, this is never coming stateside…

    Artwork is nice though.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      since they didn’t bring monster monpiece itself, probably

  • shogunknight

    Whooo boy

  • Kayseur

    I actually don’t really like the use of 2D sprites for battles, it’s perfectly fine outside, but seeing 2D sprites appearing on top of 3D environments have that “pasted” look I’m not fond of. Well sure, making beautiful 3D models must be way more costly, and all the more if you have to animate it (at least, at two / three certain parts…) but hum, there’s still the SD style option maybe.

    Anyway, on another note: I don’t agree with Compile Heart. Those aren’t proper monster girls, they should be 70% monster and 30% human, not the opposite. Take example of Monster Girl Quest! (Joking, there seem to be more people who enjoy this sort of monster girl rather than the other kind, but I really wish we’d get some real “beastkind” monster girl game one day — or have I missed one?)

    • Pyrofrost

      The only game that immediately comes to mind that featured real beastkind was Tales of Rebirth. I’m sure there is more, but that’s really the only game that pops in my head when I think of one with beastkind.

      About the 2D sprites, I really like how Gust did it on PS2. Like Atelier’s Iris saga and Ar Tonelico, those games had a great look to them.

      • Kayseur

        I looked up those Gust games, and you’re right, it looks good. But yes, actually, it’s not this kind of 2D sprites that I don’t like, it’s more “artwork sprites” that look out of place. As in a Visual novel. Since that’s what’s featured here. I should’ve choosen my words better.

        • Pyrofrost

          Oh, I wasn’t contesting you, I was just talking about 2D sprites on 3D that looks good to me, that’s all. ^_^

          • Kayseur

            Oh but I didn’t think of it that way, I just realized what I wrote wasn’t totally clear as what you’ve “described” didn’t really fit what I was thinking of. :)

            • Pyrofrost

              Ah, no problems ^_^

  • new_tradition

    Argh…! Misleading bishie MC is misleading, damn it! >_<

    (although after that teaser revealed a lil' while ago, I'm not really surprised, lol)

  • Dark_N11

    I really never understand the target audience for these games..
    but hey i’m not here to judge anyone.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    That looks like a good successor to Dungeon Travelers 2. Just another batch of screens and my money is gone

    • gangrelion

      You’re right! I was thinking the same thing! The MC don’t fight in battles, the main enemies and bosses are all little girls, the graphics during battles are just static graphics with no animations at all and the playable characters don’t appear to attack. I am not a huge fan of this type of game, it feels so cheap…

      • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

        I was saying that I was ready to buy. DT2 was rather… interesting

  • Pekola

    They’re not even being subtle anymore. It’s just panties galore in the picture lol. Then we have a dildo sword and monsters that look like little vibrator toys.

    What should we make of this?

    • JeremyTMH

      Fun.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Wait! What is a bath poster?

    • JeremyTMH

      A waterproof poster.

      • jujubee88

        Eww?

  • icecoffemix

    “rubbing, pinching, panty-wearing RPG.”

    Sounds legit

  • MitsukiIX

    Mo-Ero chronicles character designs look beautiful like all other CH/if titles im looking forward to more info.

  • Pyrofrost

    Well, it’s safe to say this one won’t be localized. They should just quit trying to tiptoe around it, and have the balls develop the games they really want to make, loli eroges. At least then I would be compelled to support it, to see the tears of internet “PC” trash.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      b..but.. senran kagura did got localized

      • Pyrofrost

        Surely you’ve seen the difference between this and Senran Kagura :p

        • Renaldi Saputra

          oh yes, exactly

    • Mikeherp Derp

      Pretty sure you’d buy it because you like “loli eroge”, not to troll people.

      • Pyrofrost

        I like eroge period, whether or not it features lolis isn’t an issue. However, I won’t be getting this, it’s not my kind of game.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Apparently the video got taken off youtube for breaking ToS LOL.

    http://www.compileheart.com/ch_present/

    • Pyrofrost

      I’m actually a bit surprised, they had the uncensored version of this up there for the longest showing tits, ass, wet vag, and etc.

      Now all that’s left is this censored version.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iVgjqWUISc

      • Luna Kazemaru

        I’m not really surprise I’m sure this was actual people flagging it tho because the whole system is a mess and it picks and chooses what to take down. Hell its still bloody porn popping up on youtube I remember where that shit would quickly get taken down.

        • Pyrofrost

          Dat internet PC crowd :p

        • Budgiecat

          Youtube has been a mess ever since Google took over

          • Luna Kazemaru

            I know I miss old youtube so much the old layout was the best and not busy

            • Pyrofrost

              No, you must have google+ NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hidayat246

    more panties is not good for your healthy LOL

    • tubers

      A panty a day keeps the doctor away..

      ..but not the police :P

  • Xaltmas

    While it probably wouldn’t be fair for me to say too much since I’m now officially a Senran Kagura fanboy, at this point they should probably just make hentai.

    Also, that dude’s design has got to be the worst I have ever seen in a video game.

    • Pyrofrost

      I’ve been playing Burst, and I’ve played Shinovi Versus. There is a bit of difference between this and Senran.

      • Xaltmas

        Burst isn’t nearly as bad as I was led to believe when it comes to the perv factor (I’m actually really enjoying the story and characters), but I’ve heard Shinovi Versus takes things up a few notches.

        • Pyrofrost

          Well it does, take things up a few notches, but it still doesn’t come close to reaching this.

          Senran isn’t trying to be a wannabe H-game, that’s for sure.

          • almostautumn

            Well that’s total B-S.

            For one, you definitely haven’t played Monster Monpiece because Monmon is absolute way UNDER the level of pornographic nature as found in SK:Shinovi Versus. SV is literally a game of violent molestation, with the point of everything being to aggressively strip your opponent unconcscious. With Monmon, the only thing pervy was the evolution, which you can see in that gif above. But outside of that, Monmon is strictly a card-game, and I expect that same level of diversity to be present here. The ecchi stuff exists for people who dig that stuff to enjoy, but it does not ever come before or above the gameplay. Whereas SK:SV is literally built with the most pathetically immaterial “musou” battle system (which is implemented at its utmost laziest here), absolutely zero consideration for anything other than the 20 core girls, and with no other “fun factor” to the thing other than, again, literally beating women into submission and nudity.

            If you think SK represents anything other than pornography, and by porn I mean the actual meaning which is to say something with zero artistic value and is essentially exploitation-based, than you’re straight delusional. It’s tasteless garbage: it might be fun, but SK is strictly tasteless, and garbage.

            • Pyrofrost

              Feel better?

            • Xaltmas

              You are defending what many would consider borderline child porn.

              Get down off of your pedestal, bro.

              • Pyrofrost

                Not to mention he said Senran plays like Musou, which is bullshit. If anything, Senran plays like Ikki Tousen.

                • Xaltmas

                  No one said Senran Kagura wasn’t trashy or tasteless. Just that it wasn’t as creepy as this new game that Compile Heart is pushing.

                  I’ll be the first to admit that SK is tasteless, perverted nonsense that has no artistic value.

                  But I couldn’t care less. Shit is fun and Katsuragi is my waifu.

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Pretty much; but I also wouldn’t call Senran pornographic or even boarderline pornographic. Ecchi as fuck, sure; but pornographic, no.

                    What can I say, I guess we all see things differently. With that said, I will say again, Shinovi Versus isn’t this risque. :p

                    • Xaltmas

                      Well, SK has never had a video pulled from YouTube. This new game has.

                      So, that’s something, I guess.

                      Also this game will probably never get localized, but Shinovi Versus is if these folks are right.

                      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=94891711&postcount=88

                    • Pyrofrost

                      See, I told you it would come if it sold well :p

                      Tom himself is a regular commenter on Siliconera in XSeed articles. He told people there that Shinovi would be localized if sold well enough as a digital release. Then he said they chose to do Burst before Shinovi due to essential plot elements.
                      He couldn’t have any more given away that they were doing Shinovi.

                    • Xaltmas

                      Hah. “essential plot elements”.

                      It’ll probably be another digital-only release, which is cool with me. Keeps the financial risk low in case of backlash.

                      Which, after all the shit with Dragon’s Crown, I’m surprised didn’t happen with Burst.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Who knows, maybe the reddit/tumblr Neo-Feminists and the internet “PC” police had bigger fish to fry at the time.

                      Quick, someone call Anita Sarkeesian!

            • dark-kyon

              yeah,a “game” what is fun,what had solid gameplay,what have good characters,decent story,etc. is garbage for showing some skin and have ecchi parts,sorry but call senran kagura pornography is being a ignorant hater,really you think what people play this game only to get excited for the ero aspect.

              • almostautumn

                No: they play the games for gameplay, and you ignored the point in my post where I pointed out that the actual gameplay of SK:SV is lazy and dull. The game has artistic intrigue in that it’s probably the most hentai-esque game available for dedicated platforms, but that doesn’t make up for it being a bad videogame, which is my entire point. Monpiece may have some pervy stuff to it, but the actual gameplay is solid, intriguing, and enjoyable. SV is either you’re playing it to get swollen, a trophy-hunter, or you enjoy bad videogames, because that game is sincerely crap. The only people saying otherwise are the ones who critique games based on everything but gameplay, and as far as I’m aware that gives their opinion as much validation as game critics who utilizing a scoring system.

    • Budgiecat

      Well the disinterested look on his face clearly shows that his mom dressed him and he hates being stuck in this game…

      • Xaltmas

        That or he is bummed because he realized his sword looks like a giant vibrator.

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    Mmm who will pick this game Aksys Games or Nis ?

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      No one

    • Learii

      I go for NISA

    • Xaltmas

      No one is going to localize this. Places like Kotaku and Polygon had a meltdown over Dragon’s Crown, so just imagine how they would freak over something like this.

    • fyi1191

      Their previous game, Monster MonPiece, didn’t even get a chance.
      This will probably be 0.000001%

  • TheBlackRabbit

    why this game e.e. I will never get used to this. Compile come on man you are capable of making something god like…..GOOOOOO

  • DesmaX

    “A boy with profane thoughts swirling within himself is troubled. He can’t
    talk to girls for fear of being called a pervert. On top of that, the
    only person who he can speak honestly to is his childhood friend, a
    monster girl, until suspicious feelings emerge. He hates himself for
    that.”

    Damn, he should seek physicological attention.

    • Xaltmas

      Or audition to star in a harem anime.

  • DarthBrian

    mmmmmmmmm…monster girl. <3

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Thank the heavens I don’t need to worry about localization.

    • Budgiecat

      Me too! But not because I can import due to region free or if I could understand the language…

      ..but because I couldn’t care less about this embarrassingly shallow and trashy piece of crap. So yeah I don’t need to worry about localization this time.

      Thanks crappy low low budget Japanese perv developers!

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    This will probably do better than Fairy Fencer F

    Wow Youtube is retarded, they removed their video

    http://www.compileheart.com/ch_present/

    • Xaltmas

      Because of a violation when it comes to sexual content and/or nudity.

      Perfectly reasonable to me. That shit isn’t exactly safe for work (or life).

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Shouldn’t be watching at work

      • Budgiecat

        lol Youtube has full movies, full albums, and full porn scenes….

  • almostautumn

    I’m slowly moving away from this cliche/commercial stuff— but I had such a fun time with Monster Monpiece that I’m willing to give this game the pre-order. Probably will be my last foray into the world of “Pantsu” for a long time to come.

  • PrinceHeir
    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      I wonder if anyone has thrown their Vita doing that

    • Hidayat246

      why he doing that????

  • tubers

    The guy’s looks doesn’t seem like he’d be interested into girls :P

    Wielding a vibrator sword doesn’t help it either.

    • Pyrofrost

      That’s part of the marketing scheme. He actually levels-up from banging monster girls.

  • Xaltmas

    So, bath posters are waterproof?

    I have to assume that those included in this aren’t for hanging in your bathroom, and are liquid-resistant for a different reason.

    • Pyrofrost

      Ya never know when one has a bit of time to burn in the shower.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    I see PS4 titles coming from these guys.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    >PS VITA

    surely it contains so much otaku things, like the ecchi one

  • ztype

    This looks quite entertaining.

  • Chestnut Bowl

    “rubbing, pinching, panty-wearing RPG.”

    Stay classy, CH. Looking forward to this craziness.

  • Sofia Caden

    Awesome. Hope they bring it over too. And hopefully, IFI won’t let the censorship backlash of Monster Monpiece stop the localization of this one and instead take the criticism to try and do better.

  • TheExile285

    Why? Because you don’t like their games? Lol

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Please revoke this person’s account to talk :P

  • Pekola

    Omg. I thought it was such a cute seal too. This is some Freud level stuff right here. Lol.

    still think it’s cute

  • jujubee88

    A lot of stuff in the game is phallic looking.

  • Budgiecat

    This time with photo realistic semi overweight pale skinned slighty acne’d Fujoshi Otaku Japanese nerd girls with glasses matty hair and crooked teeth with massive overbite?

  • Xaltmas

    Kawaii as fuck.