X360 Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | 4:41 PM

Trusty Bell, a brand new RPG by Namco

Trusty Bell, a brand new RPG by Namco

Surprise! Namco-Bandai announced today via Famitsu Weekly that they are working on a brand new RPG for Xbox 360 named Trusty Bell. More info when we get translations.
Update: A bigger version of one of the artworks added.


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Commented on 2006-06-21 09:56:43
The cell shading looks great on the characters and they're put into great looking environments.
Commented on 2006-06-21 10:00:51
Looks great so far, especially the environments shown on the first scan. Looks like a Tales of game with a different name.

Seems they are doing exactly as I expected, keep all thier top franchises for PS3 and make new ones for the 360.
Commented on 2006-06-21 10:04:15
looks really good..
but the japanese have to use different attackstyles..
its always the same..
Commented on 2006-06-21 10:12:26
The problem with Cell Shading is unless they do an amazing job with the lighting and animation (animating everything like cloths and individual strands of hair etc..etc..) it will just look like a really pretty PS2 game. I really hope they pull this off, I would love to see what a truly next gen cell shaded game looks like. Even if they don't, as long as the charecters are interesting and the story is good I will most likely grab it.
Posted by baszs
looks really good..
but the japanese have to use different attackstyles..
its always the same..
I agree completely, I just don't think there are very many "attack styles" that can be used to great effect for both Japan and the US so they consistantly use the one or two that work best.
Commented on 2006-06-21 10:30:16
I do love surprises :)

Looks nice, typical JRPG but the 360 aint exactly swimming in them.
Commented on 2006-06-21 10:54:07
It really looks nice.

And it's interesting to see what they are going to do with this dream world concept. The battles are going to be realtime instead of turn based. Really promising.
Commented on 2006-06-21 11:09:17
It does look nice. Is this 360 exclusive, I doubt it. Most game developers wont make an exclusive game for the 360 that looks this good especially when it's selling worse then the xbox, I could be wrong. Note on roxwell's pic, every time I see that Mario rapping it makes me feel wierd. It's just eery, so surreal.
Commented on 2006-06-21 11:26:40
Looks really nice.
Commented on 2006-06-21 11:26:45
Looks like an average RPG from Japan, but since it's on Xbox 360 everyone has to care!
Commented on 2006-06-21 11:36:39 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Looks like an average RPG from Japan, but since it's on Xbox 360 everyone has to care!
What..??


Art syle is very nice, first 720 cell shaded game i have seen, looks great, I like the use of self shadowing makes the cell shading look really nice.

Is this 360 exclusive, I doubt it.
Fimistu only have it down as X360 so seem's it's exclusive.
Commented on 2006-06-21 11:37:36
Blim Blim, is Namco-Bandai really making this game? I thought it was tri-Crescendo? It's on their website.
Commented on 2006-06-21 11:56:26 In reply to AngryBoy
Posted by AngryBoy
Blim Blim, is Namco-Bandai really making this game? I thought it was tri-Crescendo? It's on their website.
Looks like Tri-Cresendo are developing, Namco are publishing.

http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/607/607209p1.html

Seems it came to the 360 instead of the PS3.
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:13:51
I thought the Tales team was working on an RPG for the 360?
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:15:01
Thanks Jolli. This game looks beautiful. If this is any indication of how gorgeous cel-shading will be on Nextgen.. then consider me extremely excited.

The game concept seems to be kind of cool as well. I read it has to do with some famous real-life composer's dreams or something. He seems to be involved in the development aspects of it as well. Maybe he'll be doing the music?

Anyway, chalk one up on 360's evergrowing RPG library.
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:16:07 In reply to Rottie
Rottie, I think it's another RPG. I mean, hopefully it isn't this one.
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:16:51
rememver they only handle the sound in star ocean and valkirye profile,the most importent thing as graphic story and game play was made by Tri-Ace.

This is not the rpg to look for...
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:17:43 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
Looks like an average RPG from Japan, but since it's on Xbox 360 everyone has to care!
One of the reasons is that the 360 isn't doing well in Japan, so any game that's would appeal to that market is good.

Also the 360 doesn't have many RPGs, I love RPGs and this one looks awesome. I'd want to know more about the story and gameplay though.
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:25:32
Thing is, a lot of japanese devs have jumped ship to the 360 because of license and development costs on the PS3. The next Magna Carta game is for 360 instead for that very reason.

I love the look of this game, but then I love the look of a bunch of PS2 RPGs too, but I dunno how to enjoy the genre yet. I'm working on it though!
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:47:45 In reply to bloodforge
Posted by bloodforge
Seems they are doing exactly as I expected, keep all thier top franchises for PS3 and make new ones for the 360.
i hope this is exactly what happens because some of the rehashes of the old series are getting very tiring. i'm not sure i want to have anything to do with 20 more FF games from the the FFVII storyline and 6 more from the general FFXIII scope. as with all things, there will always be people who buy them simply based on the name though. (not to imply they won't be good, but some franchises have definetly declined over the years)


it's looking good so far, hope it continues to progress well.
Commented on 2006-06-21 12:55:35 In reply to Eddy186
I don't know if it's exclusive to xbox360, but i guess so because it only shows xbox360 dvd-rom. There's really not much they tell at all..even the battle system is a mystery..they only say that Allegretto has a sword and Polka has an umbrella.
Commented on 2006-06-21 13:01:15
Soco,same with FF that went from crystall and magic to hi tech and kids who like fashion...

When Kitase and nomura was let in by Sakaguchi it changed...,biggest misstake ever...

even if FF7 was fucking amazing.

Glad that blue dragon and Lost odyssey is comin to 360!!!
Commented on 2006-06-21 13:01:32 In reply to QuezcatoL
Posted by QuezcatoL
rememver they only handle the sound in star ocean and valkirye profile,the most importent thing as graphic story and game play was made by Tri-Ace.

This is not the rpg to look for...
LOL how do you know this ... its not like you have any idea what this game is about.

Perhaps you will eat those words when the game is released.

I wana see 720p screens of this or a video :(
Commented on 2006-06-21 13:03:48
really good!!! x360 needs more games like this one!!!
Commented on 2006-06-21 13:04:15

I wana see 720p screens of this or a video :(
Yeah, somebody should call japan and tell them there's internet on computers, too, not just PDAs and mobile phones.
Commented on 2006-06-21 13:09:10 In reply to QuezcatoL
Posted by QuezcatoL
rememver they only handle the sound in star ocean and valkirye profile,the most importent thing as graphic story and game play was made by Tri-Ace.

This is not the rpg to look for...
That was in the past. tri-Crescendo has recently begun developmental stuff too. They did Baiten Kaitos for the Gamecube.
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