Tokitowa “Ultimate JRPG for Anime Fans”


Newly unveiled “HD anime” JRPG Toki to Eien: Tokitowa has been enthusiastically greeted by both anime and RPG fans (admittedly two groups with a great deal of overlap) as the “ultimate RPG for anime fans.”

By Namco Bandai and Image Epoch, Toki to Eien: Tokitowa (“Time & Eternity: Tokitowa”) boasts “2D-styled 3D” graphics, “HD quality” anime, character designs by VOFAN (the Taiwanese illustrator behind the character designs for the ****monogatari series), and animation by Satelight on the production side.

In addition to the traditional 10 minutes of random anime snippets which plague such games, Satelight is supposedly animating the game’s character models as though they were 2D animation to give the game a more cohesive anime feel (motion-capture apparently still being a concept alien to JRPG developers).

As for the game itself, it boasts the all-important generic fantasy setting and a nameable knight protagonist (voiced by Tsubasa Yonaga) set to marry a 16-year-old bishoujo arquebusier (queen Toki, voiced by Kana Hanazawa of Suou and Tenshi fame).

Doubtless, saving the kingdom from an ancient evil with the aid of some other adolescents will also feature. A flat-chested girl with twintails and pseudo-nekomimi features for good measure.

The trailer:

The gorgeous graphics and character designs have earned the title an instant following, with the only concerns being raised relating to its as yet unknown battle system and length:


The game is set for a 2012 release on the PS3, so with any luck an English language release will be available by 2015 – just in time for the console to become obsolete.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    18:02 26/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Looks nice =)

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    Comment by Gekokujou
    20:45 26/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    But looks like the girl will have a magic skirt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 26/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    time to learn a new language?

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    Comment by SpideyPHL
    20:43 26/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    If there's a chance to pantyshot that heroine and other characters, I'm sold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Kana-tan?....I'm sold.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    18:11 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    This is definitely a title to keep your eyes on. It looks absolutely breathtaking! I'll pre-order as soon as the limited edition is available.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:21 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Looks like it might play a little like valkyria, as in semi-turnbased tps

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    That has to be the gayest-looking male lead EVER.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dreamy eyes+long blue hair+small, petite frame+that fucking smile = yep gay.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:52 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would be Commander Shepard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:28 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least Commander Shepard would give me a reach-around

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:10 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh I bet he will unlike the male-lead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:07 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Japan, no one cares about the males.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    In Japan, the prettier your man the damned better!
    Put his ass in that dress you'd not see a damn difference!

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    Comment by motaku96
    10:29 27/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I like the art.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:44 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Impressive. If it comes to Europe and they keep the Japanese dubs I will pick it up because of Kuroneko/Charlotte/Kobato/Tenshi etc...provided the gameplay is alright. I'm expecting a cliche story but then that's ok =p

    Or it just stays in Japan and it fuels my motivation to pick up learning Japanese again.../sigh

    Comment by Anonymous
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    Comment by HKE
    17:14 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.3)

    a 2.5 game ugh? , looks good put i dont have a ps3 and i wont buy one anyways , im good with my pc

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    dude it's not even $600 anymore. Why the fuck are you still being a cheapskate?

    Can't pirate?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:51 27/01/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    you're the reason SOPA is fucking up the internet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:36 27/01/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    sopa wasn't even passed you dummy

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you like JRPGs and other games from Japan, a ps3 is a great system to have. It's region free (with ps3 games) so there's no reason you can't get a game from Japan and play it.

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    Comment by jef
    22:19 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    if you dont know japanese ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:07 27/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You do realize that in your world of "Heil Brittania" even the English are speaking none other than Japanese? ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:29 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    then button mash

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    Comment by konakona
    02:46 27/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    Online guides?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 27/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    its rather simple
    just try ouut everything and as time goes by youll know whats what

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:44 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ...Button mash until you get to the word-puzzle, you mean.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    This sentence is here just to bypass the useless spam filters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds tedious a hell

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:44 27/01/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Your options are either to learn to speak Japanese or to petition your congressman to invade Japan and then force them speak english. HEIL BRITTANIA!!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    There is tons of great games on ps3 and you miss them because you are PC fanboy?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 27/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    To be honest, I go get a high-end laptop and get an emulator. Playing at the mall or at a parkbench is more soothing than inside a room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:10 27/01/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Consoles cost much less, and take up the majority of the RPGs as exclusives, but they lack the processing power the PC can achieve. PCs have exclusives as well, including mods, which is the majority of my time gaming to be honest. I would just find myself disappointed to be playing a console, but I'm also disappointed at the fact that I won't be able to play this game. Overall it will just come down personal preference I guess, and PC is mine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:07 29/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    16:40 confirmed for being poor and living in a shitty environment. Good luck with the local bandidos in your country while I enjoy top notch security and a good community in my hometown.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Until someone jacks your laptop you mean. Sorry if I come out as cynical, but it just doesn't sound like a good idea to me. A $300 handheld isn't anything to cry over. High end gaming laptops can go for $2000 or more.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You PC fanboys are pathetic more than i tought.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:12 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The PC is a far superior system, IF you have the right hardware. As for the people who don't want to spend a couple thousand dollars, consoles are there for them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:06 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You are wrong. The 360 and the PS3 are just as much of a computer as a PC. Heck, the PS3 used to be able to run a full blown Linux based desktop OS before Sony decided to disable it.
    The only reason you cannot use either console as a general purpose computing device is because Sony and Microsoft have DRMed the crap out of them.

    Objectively speaking, a PC is just superior in every technical aspect. Anything a console can do, a PC can do better. That doesn't mean it's better in all aspects, but if you want the "best of the best" gaming experience, PC is the way to go.

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    Comment by Red
    04:12 29/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    Run me better of the new FF series on PC.

    Your argument is invalid.

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    Comment by Red
    23:22 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (-0)

    Wise to not - consoles are mainly designed for gaming.

    So of course that multi-tool like PC got advantages.

    Still....all those cool games that do not bet only on killer graphics.. :0

    Comment by Anonymous

    It just don't have the right games. In the west it's just FPS crap

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 26/01/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Can we not love them all? And what if I'm rich enough to have all?

    Comment by Ryuhouji
    23:33 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    PC is capable of much better graphics then any console. PS3 has what... 8-core 1.4 ghz cpu? so.. 11.2 Ghz processor with little to no grtaphics hardware... most modern CPU are capable of higher speeds than that. When mixed with 3 GeForce GTX580's thats about 20 Ghz processing power...
    Yeah pc is more expensive... but if you have the money... who cares. my PC can emulate ps2 at 500fps. i havent tried ps3 emulation but i imagine ill get at least 30 fps. then you just hook up a ps3 controller and boom. you can emulate most consoles... there is no console that plays games from xbox360, ps3, and wii. Computers do, with the right setup. Yeah im a pc fanboy. But I won't buy consoles. much rather spend my money on my computer. Consoles become obsolete before pc's do. My computer can be expanded to keep up with technology beyond 2015. you cant make a playstation 3 faster. Good Day.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:24 27/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.5)

    @ 00:25

    "PC hardware updates every 6 months."
    why do people keep using that argument... yeah my PC will be "outdated" within 6 months, but it'll always be more "up-to-date" than your xbox/ps3 and play games better. only a moron or someone with a lot of extra cash will update their PC every 6 months just to stay up to date.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    "PC hardware updates every 6 months."

    That doesn't mean it suddenly becomes obsolete though. The vast majority of PC games are designed to run fine on older hardware, while offering advanced graphics options for those with newer systems. Having a 'gaming computer' doesn't really cost that much either. Most people are bound to have a desktop PC anyway, and making one capable of playing recent games typically just requires a couple hundred dollars worth of additional hardware, and maybe a new video card every few years or so. PC games can be purchased quite inexpensively off services like Steam during their sales, which can offset any differences in the cost of hardware.

    "Games is all that matters, and by this standard PC is lacking very much so."

    There are a lot of great games that are PC exclusives. Perhaps some genres like strategy games and MMOs aren't of much interest to you, but the PC clearly dominates in those fields. There are also mods, which can add completely new gameplay experiences to games, or fix and improve content that's already there. I would never consider buying a game like Skyrim on a console, simply because Bethesda has a reputation for releasing games that feel unfinished in many ways, which can be fixed by mods.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 28/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    And who do you think they are having a war with? I'll give you a hint. It starts with "C" and ends with "onsole fanboys".

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:25 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You obviously don't know what you are talking about and are just making up random nonsense.

    Just to edumacate you, PC's become obsolete before Consoles (SEE PS2), Current gen consoles are about 10 year lifespan ... PC hardware updates every 6 months.


    Yeah PC's are overall more capable than Consoles for obvious reasons however consoles bring gaming to the masses.

    Owning a Gaming PC, 360 and PS3 isn't all that expensive anymore unless your are like 10 and don't know how to save money. PS3 $250, 360 $200, Gaming PC $1000.. total $1450 USD @ Newegg.

    Comment by WEL
    03:04 27/01/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    yeah, what you said was pretty accurate, I don't know why your comment got down-voted. Maybe PC gamers are in denial? I mean, there is no other explanation.

    Comment by Anonymous

    I like the part where you don't know what you're talking about which means either you're a troll or incredibly stupid.

    -Only server CPUs have 8+ cores. Consumer CPUs max out at six for now.
    -Multiplying the # of cores by clock speed means nothing.
    -Hertz is not a measure of processing power. It is a measure of frequency.
    -No computer can run any PS2 emulator at 500fps.
    -There are no PS3 emulators.
    -There are no 360 emulators.

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    Comment by kisukesword

    Wow, it's amazing how fast PC fanboys downrate you when you present them with facts. Seriously, look this stuff up on wikipedia; I'm not making it up.

    Let me also say that I'm not a PC fanboy OR a console fanboy; it's downright moronic to limit yourself to one or the other when both have excellent exclusives. They both have their place in the gaming world, and anybody who doesn't see that is in denial.

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    Comment by kisukesword

    You underestimate console CPU speeds. The 360 sports a tri-core 3.2Ghz PowerPC G5 while the PS3 has a single 3.2Ghz PowerPC processor accompanied by six unique processing elements (part of the cell architecture). Both are pretty powerful in that regard, and from what I've heard no game to date has made full use of the PS3's capabilities.

    The GPU in both is indeed dated… they're approximately the same as a 7900GT in the PC world. However, one must factor in that PCs also have a much more resource-heavy OS running in the background and that it's literally impossible for PC games to reach the high levels of optimization that console games can provide thanks to the consoles' fixed, unchanging hardware.

    So in essence, while their GPUs might be very close to a PC 7900GT in specs, I'd say they're capable of the performance you might see in an 8600GT or maybe even a 9800GTX on a PC.

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses

    Games is all that matters, and by this standard PC is lacking very much so. Consoles have pretty much all AAA's that PC have + tons of exclusives. Well like this one and many more.
    and as far as i know 7gen consoles(apart from wii) emulation is still impossible.

    Comment by Anonymous

    PC Gamers fail to realize that these days like 80% of PC games are ports from consoles. That is why they can usually run on horribly outdated hardware still. . .

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh good lord, we have ourselves a PC fanboy war. Who gives a shit what you play?

    Comment by Anonymous

    @05:42 pc gamers are faggots who drop 300-600 dollars on graphics cards to play a handful of new released every year.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @07:24 enjoy not playing Battlefield 3 the way it was meant to play, on your outdated computer, which is no better than an outdated PS360.

    Comment by Anonymous

    How cute. There are still people who think that core frequency is a measurement of computation speed. Intel dropped the GHz=speed marketing gig years ago. It's amassing people still fall for it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    PC gamers have enough patience to wait for an emulator. Even if it means 10 years.

    Comment by Anonymous

    PC Fanboys are epic fail.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 26/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Drop the "PC" from your comment. Now that would've deserved a vote up.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    05:43 27/01/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I can't speak for others, but the PC serves just fine for me with emulator games I can use USB controllers for.

    Hey, I'm not hurting anyone by doing so and I'm happy. What's not to like?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Yup, Because having a pc, PS3, Xbox, Emulators are amazing.

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    Comment by Red
    12:19 06/02/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I throughly loled at certain pattern out there.
    Look at how every single damn comment criticizing PC's, even if in logical and valid way, gets downrated. Mostly to same amount of "-"
    Same goes with posts saying that consoles are good.

    Both cases are opposite to posts about PC's being superior..all of those went on "+"

    Now tell me which fanboys can't swallow stuff for crap and cry up towards the sky.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:47 26/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    21:21:True but same goes for every fanatic fanboys, console fanboys included.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 28/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe I'm getting old, but back in the days, being a fan just meant you were enthusiastic about something.
    I'm not really the opinionated kind of guy, but I think it's unfair to judge people by their preference in consoles or pc and attack them with all kinds of slander.

    I for the matter prefer the xbox, the reason I do that is because i feel it has a tighter community and a better and more simple achievement system. There are amazing games for both consoles and for pc. Instead of attacking each other because we don't share the same opinion, why not instead explain why we prefer the system we use and tell others about what we like and maybe recommend it to others.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed with 21:47, every fanboys are pathetic. However, when you visit a PC community, the PC fanboys are the biggest bunch of cry babies out of them all, so much for calling themselves a more "mature" community than consoles. You just need to say "controller" and you've created a new apocalypse among them.

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