RPG Maker Fes is the Nintendo 3DS version of the popular RPG Maker software which, as the name implies, allows users to create their very own RPG. It was designed to be both accessible (so that even users without any programming knowledge can make functional games), but also very in-depth (allowing users to customise even minute elements of the game).
It will be released on November 24th in Japan, both at retail and on the Nintendo eShop. It will be accompanied by RPG Maker Fes Player, a free downloadable app that lets players play games created by other players… for free!
And today, in its latest batch of previews, Famitsu magazine reveals that this free app will not release simultaneously with RPG Maker Fes. Indeed: it’s actually releasing one week earlier, on November 16th. In other words, it will basically serve as a free demo before the release of the full game.
Now you might be wondering what’s the point of releasing RPG Maker Fes Player before the full game, since it only allows players to try out games created by other players… and there will not be any of those on November 16th.
The thing is, players will have access to a selection of games created by promiment players/creators (called Legendary Creators), including the winners of contests. It’s those very games and creators that Famitsu magazine will showcase in its latest issue, later this week. We can assume there will be other similar distributions in the future, once the full game has launched.
There will be 8 creators providing sample games. Here’s the list of creators and the sample games they provided:
- Eiko (talent)
- Yuka Kuramochi (talent)
- Saki Suzuki (talent)
- Nagareboshi (talent)
- kuro (creator of Soshite Majou ni Au): Juuryoku Loupe
- terunon (creator of Altered Arcs): AliasAche
- Plain soft (creator of Little Heroes): Double Princess
- Yuwaka (creator of Nakamachi no Jiken-bo): Soshite Zombie-na Bokutachi wa
Here’s the Famitsu preview:
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RPG Maker Fes Player (3DS eShop) comes out on November 16th in Japan.
RPG Maker Fes (3DS) comes out on November 24th in Japan.