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Tail Concerto

CyberConnect2, creator of 'Solatorobo', is recruiting staff for a new furry game

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CyberConnect2, a Japanese video game development studio best known outside the fandom for the .hack and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, is recruiting programmers, designers and artists for three new projects in its “Trilogy of Vengeance” as part of its 'Next Plan' strategy.

This trilogy is composed, as its name suggests, of three games themed around vengeance:

  • Tokyo Ogre Gate, a high-speed action game about schoolgirls in a historical/fantasy setting.
  • Cecile, a gory action game about Gothic Lolita witches trying to kill each other.
  • Fuga, an action strategy RPG with the additional themes of “War” and “Animals”.

Fuga will join such games as Solatorobo (Nintendo DS; Flayrah review) and Tail Concerto (PS1) as an instalment in the Little Tail Bronx series, focusing on what happens when children enter the battlefield. Its plot features eleven orphans, crewing a tank with a soul-fueled cannon – fighting the fascist Berman Empire, which attacked their village and imprisoned their parents.

Prequel to Tail Concerto released; not yet in English

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Solatorobo, a prequel to the furry PS1 game Tail Concerto (previously covered on Flayrah) was released in Japanese for the Nintendo DS late last month. Many hope for an English translation by next year, but game developers CyberConnect2 have not released any news.

Fans of the series wishing to play this game in English may want to petition CyberConnect2 and Atlus (the U.S. publishers of Tail Concerto) to encourage them to invest in a translation.

Editor's note: A beta version of the game has been seen in French. Check out the game's 100 ad spots, which reportedly aired in one eight-hour period on Tokyo MX TV a week before release.

Video: Solatorobo, Tail Concerto's 'spiritual successor'

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A trailer for Solatorobo, the 'spiritual successor' to anime-style action-adventure/platformer Tail Concerto, has been published. [tip: Goldkin]

The Nintendo DS game will be released October 28 in Japan. Import pre-orders are available; the collector's edition includes an artbook and soundtrack.