RPG Maker MZ Revealed for Summer 2020 Release on PC

RPG Maker MZ Revealed for Summer 2020 Release on PC

Degica Games, Kadokawa and Yoji Ojima will launch RPG Maker MZ, the newest version of RPG Maker in five years, worldwide on PC this summer.

Degica Games, Kadokawa and Yoji Ojima announced on June 11 RPG Maker MZ. The newest version of the most popular RPG maker engine will be launching simultaneously worldwide on PC via Steam this Summer. The game’s Steam page can be accessed here. RPG Maker MZ will be available in French, English, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean.

RPG Maker MZ will include both brand new features and fan-favorite returning ones. A handful of screenshots were shared as well. You can find them below with multiple details from the press release.

Map Editor:

RPG Maker MZ will have a more powerful map editor. You’ll be able to build an infinite number of different towns and dungeons using the map chip resources.

Character Generation:

You’ll be able to place your own original characters in a game. You can also create countless visual patterns for your characters by combining assets.

Preexisting Assets:

RPG Maker MZ will feature the largest collection of assets ever in the RPG Maker series.

Database:

The database function allows you to adjust your game’s balance and detailed setting such as characters stats, enemy stats and locations, skills, items, equipment and more.

Events:

You can set up events to depict the characters’ interactions, movements across a map, the placement of treasure chests and other visuals. You can also copy and paste events you’ve made to easily reuse them. No programming skills are needed to set up events.

Animation:

You can add visual effects and animation in battle.

Plug-ins:

If you’d like to add new functions on top of RPG Maker‘s extensive features, you can use the plug-in function to build a more highly customized RPG.

Test Play:

RPG Maker features a test play function that makes it simple to check the workings of your game while you are creating it. You are not required to deploy the game to another platform each time you want to test something out.

In RPG Maker MZ, each one of these functions have been bolstered compared to past RPG Maker entries.

Here are the system requirements for RPG Maker MZ:

Minimum:

  • OS: Microsoft Windows® 8.1/10 (64bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Compatible OpenGL / VRAM 1GB or better
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: 1280×768 or better Display

Additional details on will be coming at a later date.

The RPG Maker series started in 1990 with RPG Construction Tool Dante released on MSX2. The previous version of RPG Maker, RPG Maker MV, first launched in 2015. It is currently available on multiple platforms including Nintendo Switch.