Namco Bandai is joining with Good Smile Company, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their existence, for a PSP game project entitled Nendoroid Generation (ねんどろいど じぇねれ～しょん). It’s going to be an RPG game and as the name implies, it will feature GSC’s Nendoroids. The game will be set in a school called simply Nendoroid High School.
The contents of the game have not been fully revealed yet, but we already know that there will be a battle system in it. Like in fighting games, you’ll be able to perform chain combo attacks and also group co-attacks. There will also be a dancing mode, where you can dance around with Nendoroids, and you will be also able to interact with them – pat them, stare at them, etc. So far, the following Nendoroids have been announced to be available in the game:
|Black Rock Shooter (Black Rock Shooter)
Dead Master (Black Rock Shooter)
Black Gold Saw (Black Rock Shooter)
Saber (Fate/stay night)
Rider (Fate/stay night)
Tousaka Rin (Fate/stay night)
Takamachi Nanoha (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
Fate Testarossa (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha)
Suzumiya Haruhi (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
Asahina Mikuru (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
Nagato Yuki (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
This list is supposed to grow a few times bigger, according to the CEO of GSC, Takanori Aki. The release date of the game is far from being announced since only about 20% of the game has been developed.
At any rate, this game is likely to be quite a hit, at least among Nendoroid fans and collectors. The cuteness of Nendoroids will be transferred to a game environment which will allow you to do other things that you couldn’t possibly do with regular Nendoroid figures. The reasons for people who don’t have a PSP – including myself – to buy one keep on growing.