Capcom has announced that they will be launching a brand new IP in the form of Gaist Crusher on 3DS. Apparently it’s a “Custom Armour Action” game, focusing on transformations, armour and item collection.
Capcom is targeting elementary school boys on this one, with the project set to span manga, anime, games and toys, not unlike Square Enix’s Gyrozetter or Comcept’s KAIO: King of Pirates. Supposedly the game will draw on two of Capcom’s strengths: their expertise on children’s games (which they got from making the Mega Man games), and their experience on multiplayer from Monster Hunter.
Targeted at children or no, saying a game draws upon the strengths on Monster Hunter and Mega Man is a great way to get Capcom fans of any age excited, and I’m all for new Capcom IPs, since they house some of the most talented developers in the industry.
Gaist Crusher is set for a Winter 2013 release in Japan. No word on a localisation as of yet, but here’s a trailer to tide you over.