(When it first leaked from Weekly Famitsu, Japanese blogs didn’t list a PS3 version. Famitsu’s online preview confirms the game’s multiplatform release.)
Metropolis Defenders puts players at the helm of a fortress city surrounded by rings. Each ring can be rotated like a turntable, and when an enemy appears, players have to turn the rings so that fortified positions can properly ward it off. In between defense phases, there is also a development phase that allows players to construct and strengthen the city’s armaments.
Below are a look characters Lovelock, who is in charge of guns control, and Touwa, the deputy commander.
Lovelock (voiced by Toshiyuki Toyonaga) is described as a 24 year-old arms commander with a hot-headed personality and the weapons to back it up. Hardly the smartest person around, he exhibits a go-getter attitude no matter what he’s up to and is somehow always able to come away from most anything feeling like it turned out okay in the end. He has a fondness for Gadgets and is constantly asking himself about the true nature of “being cool.”
Touwa (voiced by M.A.O), meanwhile, is a woman in her 20s who’s second in command. A highly strategic person, she thinks two or three moves in advance and is adaptive to changing battlefield conditions. She loves candy and reading books and is diligent about trying to keep spirits up inside the command room. Though she dreams of being of a beautiful bride one day, she’s beginning to feel like her time for that might be slipping away bit by bit. During gameplay, she’ll provide updates on how battles are going to give players a better idea of where and how to set up their units.
A release date for Metropolis Defenders has not been announced.
Visit the game’s teaser site here.