Got our first screenshot at least. Impressive enemy design.
"An update to the game's official site fleshes out some of the game's backstory. A black hole forced humans to leave Earth. They placed all their belongings and valuables on large ships and set off into space. Once ship didn't fare very well: a gamma ray killed everyone inside. The ship's computer continued on, though, finding a safe planet to inhabit.
This new planet wasn't quite ideal, so the ship computers set out to make it so, generating Earth's creatures on this new surface. But, because of damage from an emergency landing, monsters were created instead of Earth creatures. A thousand years pass, and then the game begins.
You play as a new type of "human" created from the ship's computer. You'll work with the planet's natives, trading liquor for their Energy Balls, which you'll need to progress.
Andria Sang says that the battle system mixes real-time and command-based systems. You'll move your little human guy and then press the A button to freeze the action and input commands."
Hard to tell what the gameplay will be... I like the premise, but the main character's design is a little too goofy, even taking typical Japanese fashion-eccentricities into mind. It's on my radar. Hopefully it'll come to western shores.
Holy shit, I am loving the overall art direction. It's so bold and garish and cartoony. And there's a good sense of alien-ness. Cautiously optimistic, just because these high-profile games often turn out disappointing. The game's developers have some cred, though. Fingers crossed.