Hamatora: Look at Smoking World announced for 3DS
posted on 12.31.13 at 10:21 AM EDT by (@salromano)
FuRyu's next anime game is based on new media property.

Hamatora, a November-launched manga series with a January-due anime, will see its first video game with Hamatora: Look at Smoking World for 3DS.

The game, in development at Exstetra and To Love-Ru Darkness: Battle Ecstasy developer FuRyu, is planned for a Japanese release in summer 2014.

Visit the game’s official website here.

Hamatora revolves around “Minimum Holders”—humans who wield special powers. In Yokohama, two Minimum Holders named Nice and Murasaki come across information connected to a serial killer being pursued by their old friend Art. The victims of these killings are also Minimum Holders, leading the two detectives to become involved in the investigation.

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  • Unretributed

    Last gen these were the kind of games that you’d find on the PSP and it was cool because you could just import them because the system was region free.

    I love my 3DS but I hate when games like this come exclusively to it. I refuse to buy a second JPN region 3DS just to play imports.

    • Wolf Star

      That’s why I don’t like Nintendo and their region locking on the 3DS. At least PS Vita is not region locked. There are good games on 3DS in Japan I really want to play but I can’t until something miricle is going to happen which is 50/50 chance.

      • Elvick

        Or you reward Nintendo with another hardware sale and import the hardware as well. Which is bullshit and I think no one should ever do.

        • Wolf Star

          I don’t want to waste another $200 or something like that and import 1 game. it’s to much :/ Also I can’t play EU games either lool soo it’s stupid.

        • ijbokn39

          Same can be said about the Vita, DLC is locked to whichever region you’re in so you have to reward Sony with buying more of those pricey memory sticks which is why I choose not to support there handhelds.

        • Destiny13777

          The Vita also has this problem since DLC is locked to whichever region your PSN is set to (because of the memory stick) so you have to “reward” Sony with buying another Memory Stick, which is why I don’t support there handhelds.

  • PrinceHeir

    cool ^^

    though why 3DS? why not Vita :P

    • 罪罰

      There’s a very simple answer to that matter, it involves big numbers and units.

      • Alkhan

        But the size of an install base doesn’t play much of a role in games like this.

        A game like this would likely sell the same or better on Vita despite install base.

        • tubers

          It’s probably a “planting seeds” move for when and if next gen 3DS handhelds completely monopolize dedicated handhelds.

          • Dragon24680

            Still on with that same line?
            So why is To Love ru game exclusive to Vita?

        • Budgiecat

          Japanese devs aren’t acting that smart these days so whatever…

        • drproton

          Yeah, even Furyu’s last game, Exstetra sold many times more units on Vita than on 3DS.

          I guess the license-holder is hoping for this transmedia franchise to be much more popular.

      • Elvick

        Very simple indeed… so simple it’s inaccurate when you zoom in for the details.

        Vita – Has sold more units of some multiplatform titles 3DS/Vita, 3DS/PSP/Vita, PSP/Vita and even some PS3/PSVita sell more on Vita.

        Vita – Less competition from ‘big’ titles like Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Animal Crossing etc. (sure, different types of games but hype goes a long way and those games overshadow nearly everything else on 3DS)

        Vita – Import friendly (sure a minority, but it’s a larger one than those who import hardware to import on region locked systems)

        There are many arguments to be had, but multiplatform makes most sense. Unless they are actually utilizing the unique hardware in meaningful ways.

        Or they simply do not sell on the other at all based on past releases of similar content. And they didn’t do something dumb, like Level-5 setting up an expectation of enhanced 3DS versions of Little Battlers, thus dooming the last one to fail on PSP/Vita while people waited for the better version which despite the “promise” did happen… oh but it was “true” since they named it something else. derp

        Of course your game flops when you do stupid shit like that.

    • OlimacFTW

      I thought the same thing when FuRyu announced To Love-ru Darkness only for Vita.

    • bloodiOS

      A better question is why isn’t this a multiplatform title?

      • Elvick

        Japan doesn’t seem to be on the multiplatform train as often as western studios are.

        I don’t get it at all.

        • bloodiOS

          It’s even stranger for FuRyu, since they already went multiplatform for Unchained Blades and Exstetra. So why limit it to just one platform for this game? Really, the Vita’s superior hardware should be capable of handling a 3DS port.

  • http://www.shonengamez.com/ Kaitou

    Doesnt matter, this sounds like it’ll be good so I’ll get it.

  • Omega_Shiro

    well…looks like I have to get a Japanese 3ds play asia here I come just got 3 games from it for vita racking up alot and a normal edition of Ys 4

    • Budgiecat


      • Omega_Shiro

        there is a decent sized list of japanese 3ds games I want might as well do it now the plot of this SOUNDS good but really its just for a vast amount of games I want to get my hands on

    • almostautumn

      …for this? Aren’t you jumping the gun a bit?