Level-5 (Professor Layton) collaborated with some big names in games last year to bring Guild 01, a collection of games released in the west as individual downloadable titles.
This time, the studio is at it again with Guild 02, a whole new collection of collaborations featuring the works of Kazuya Asano, Takemaru Abiko, Keiji Inafune, and Kaz Ayabe.
From the team of Asano and Abiko is the horror, text adventure The Starship Damrey with emphasis on self-reliance as no hints or help will be provided as you navigate a desolate spaceship. The plot thickens.
From Keiji Inafune is Bugs vs. Tanks! A really creepy game in which your tank brigade fights giant bugs. As a person afraid of insects, I will probably steer clear of this one. *Shudder*
From Kaz Ayabe is what is probably my most anticipated title, Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale. In a small rural town, you play as a young boy who lives his day to day. Only problem is every Friday, the characters from Japan’s 1970s monster shows come to life every Friday. Think Godzilla or Ultraman. It’s basically a slice of life story in a game…with giant monsters and superheroes. So excited.
The games of Guild 01 will be on sale soon so it’s a good time to check them out on the 3DS eShop. I recommend Suda 51’s Liberation Maiden where you play the teenage, high school girl president of Japan as she flies around in a giant robot destroying aliens. It’s pretty great.