Have you ever dreamed to make your own JRPG? You can’t unless you’re in Japan. Yet, if you want to make a JRPG-style game, you’ll soon have one more chance. To celebrate Anime Expo, NIS America announced the console version of RPG Maker MV.
The popular RPG-making suite was released for Steam in 2015, but now it’s coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The port will become available in 2019.
On top of this, the Maker MV Player app will be downloadable for free on the platforms, giving players the ability to play games made by others.
If you’re not familiar with the suite, you can check out an official description and some bullet points directly from NIS America’s press release.
About the Software:
An epic journey begins… with YOU! Become a master game developer with RPG Maker MV. With an assortment of tools at your fingertips, create elaborate, exciting, and memorable video games straight from your console! Then, share your adventures online with other players, who can enjoy your epic chronicles! The possibilities are endless with the latest and greatest RPG Maker software. With hundreds of assets and an infinite number of ways to create your game, turn your dream tale into the next greatest video game!
- Your Next Adventure Begins Here – A high fantasy tale of knights and dragons? A modern story of high school romance? A chronicle of gods and demons? If you can dream it, you can make it!
- Game Development Made Easy – Say goodbye to complicated coding! This software provides ease of navigating and development with straightforward world and character creation, overworld customization, and more!
- Make, Upload, Play! – Enjoy games made by fellow gamers with the RPG Maker MV Player, free for download and play, even without the RPG Maker MV game!
- An Endless Fountain of Customization – With hundreds of graphical assets and an infinite number of possibilities to create your very own world and story, the sky’s the limit!
It’ll be certainly interesting to see what kind of games people will be able to create on consoles, and whether the UI will be as comfortable as using keyboard and mouse on PC. For now, you can enjoy the announcement trailer below.