More details and a new teaser movie with gameplay for Spike's very unusually premised PSP RPG Conception: Ore no Kodomo wo Undekure (roughly Conception: Please Have My Child) have been released, revealing yet more about the game's world.
The plot for those who missed it: You play as the main character Itsuki Yuge (c.v. Yuuki Oono) who is, after being told "Seems I'm pregnant" by his cousin Mahiru who he lives with, warped away with her to an alternate world. Along with 12 "star children" created with 12 maidens of the zodiac, he is tasked with saving the alternate world, which is being invaded by "impurities," in order to return home. To increase your power, you must increase the number of children you have and your bonds with the maidens to produce more powerful children.
Itsuki and the children, in parties of 13, must battle through the "Stardust Labyrinths" which are made to absorb and store the impurities. The battle system places an importance on position as you can attack the enemies from any direction.
Now, how do you make the star children being this is a PSP game? Itsuki and the maiden must complete the "Love Ceremony." This is not a reproductive act, but the main character and the maiden pour their souls into a special vessel, where the bonds between the souls bring them together, and the child is born. Itsuki is the only one who can create children with the maidens as he is a special "marebito", the only thing beside the star children who can purify the impurities.
This and more gameplay can be seen in the newest teaser movie below:
The site has also announced the voice actors for the two more sets of maidens, with voice samples:
Ruka (Cancer), an orphanage assistant, voiced by Makiko Oomoto (Kirby from the Kirby video game series)
Femiruna (Leo), an extremely rich only daughter, voiced by Saki Fujita (Ayano in Yuruyuri)
Mahiru Konatsuki (Virgo), a childhood friend, voiced by Emiri Katou (Mayoi Hachikuji in Bakemonogatari)
Mirei (Libra), a royal court magician, voiced by Sanae Kobayashi (Namie Yagiri in Durarara!)
Reone (Scorpio), a royal court doctor, voiced by Yuriko Yamaguchi (Nico Robin in One Piece)
Sue (Sagittarius), an animal caretaker, voiced by Eri Kitamura (Sayaka in Madoka Magica)
The game will be released on April 26th in Japan. For more screenshots and info visit see the source links below.
Images via gamer.ne.jp and 4gamer.jp ©Spike