Today Nippon Ichi Software released a brand new trailer and a large batch of screenshots and details about its upcoming game void tRrLM(); //Void Terarium.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, you play a robot who regains consciousness in a world completely contaminated by fungal spores. He finds a little girl named Toriko partly affected by the contamination, and he decides to rescue her, building a safe environment named “Terarium.”
You can check out the trailer below.
Dungeons are procedurally generated, changing layout every time you delve into them at the controls of a small robot. Each dungeon also provides different kinds of resources and there are also traps you need to be careful about.
Since the world is completely contaminated, bad weather makes things worse, increasing pollution. Visibility is affected and enemies stronger.
Yet some resources are easier to find in days of high contamination, so the reward is proportional to the risk.
That being said, items can be contaminated as well. This gives them special properties, but also negative effects. It’s important to properly consider this before using them.
When you’re away from Toriko, a menu item at the bottom left of the screen keeps you informed about her conditions and that of the Terarium.
When you receive a notification of something negative happening, you’ll have to decide whether to abandon your current task and go back or press on, but this might be bad.
By defeating enemies and exploring dungeons you can level up and acquire skills. Some are effective in close combat, while others are best used in ranged battles.
Items found as you explore can be converted into resources that can be used to decorate the Terarium and to craft equipment that can help in further exploration.
You also have storage where you can store such items, but food left unused for long will rot. Rotten food can be eaten, but it’ll affect Toriko’s health negatively. If she falls ill, you may have to give her only liquid food.
At times she will be affected by diseases that are unknown to the robot. You’ll have to consult the Factory’s AI to find the right treatment.
For instance, if she catches the Chicken Disease that makes feather grow all over her body, you’ll need to give her skin cream. The crying disease makes her cry all the time, and a simple baby bottle will help.
If her body melts, you’ll need to pour her into a mold to restore her. Yes. This game can get a little weird.
void tRrLM(); //Void Terarium will launch in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on January 23, 2020.
The game’s peculiar title might sound familiar, as it comes from the same Masayuki Furuya who created Hotaru no Nikki back in 2014, or “htoL#NiQ” for those in the know.