Enterbrain Announces RPG Maker VX Ace, DS Plus

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The RPG Maker series is quite popular in Japan and also has a small following in the West, as it allows aspiring game developers and hobbyists a chance to develop their very own sprite based RPG. Enterbrain, the developers of this series, have now revealed two new RPG Maker tools that will be released in Japan on December 15.

The first is for the main series entitled RPG Maker VX Ace, which means it will be for Windows PC. Essentially, it builds upon VX, the previous release and adds new features such as more character customisation, new enemy models, two layer backgrounds, “TP” as a parameter (alongside MP) and party members who follow the player character. Below is the video (in Japanese) showcasing these new features:


The second is entitled RPG Maker DS Plus, releasing for the DS. The creation tool, like VX Ace for the PC, will be more of an expansion for the previous game, in this case, RPG Maker DS, which was released exclusively for Japan. In DS Plus, players will be able to create RPG games using three new tilesets: school, sci-fi, and sengoku (samurai era). Check the trailer below:


I hope that we do see this released in English. I happen to be a fan of RPG Maker and have used XP and VX before, enjoying them both. Ace is the only one with any chance of English localisation, so I hope we do see this.

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