Terra Battle: Team Fujisaka Collaboration

Last night during a live broadcast on NicoNico, Sakaguchi Hironobu from MISTWALKER revealed that character designer Fujisaka Kimihiko will be joined by Yoko Taro and Okabe Keiichi to create a new story scenario in the smartphone application game Terra Battle.

Sakaguchi revealed the rough color sketch and line art version of the main protagonist for this scenario during the broadcast. I made the following images directly from the video.

You can also hear three new themes that Okabe created for this collaboration with likely vocals by Nakagawa Nami.

More about this and the new IP by MISTWALKER will be revealed next Saturday during another live broadcast, which you can view on NicoNico here.

 


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SINoALICE: 6/8 Current Status

1:32pm Update: The smartphone application game SINoALICE went into maintenance mode last night at 10:00pm (JST), was temporarily up around noon but then died once more about 30 minutes later, and has now entered an unexpected extension of said maintenance, listing the time of availability as “undetermined”.

2:30pm Update: The game came back up around 2:30 and was SUPER FAST! I got through 5 stages in just a couple minutes… but then around 3pm, it started throwing me back to the title screen iver and over again….

7:30pm Update: The game is currently in maintenance mood for an undisclosed period (from 6:30pm to who knows when).

10:30pm Update: According to the official Twitter account, the game won’t be available until sometime tomorrow. Get used to this.

6/9 1:00pm Update: The game was back up around 10am this morning and playing great. I got through the end of Akazukin and the entirety of Kaguya-hime’s first chapters.

Then around 11:00-now the server’s been messing up as usual: not connecting, timing out, throwing you back to the title screen, etc.

The official Twitter also mentions the server is currently unstable and that they’re trying to figure out what the cause is…

 

https://twitter.com/sinoalice_jp/status/873012739035222016  

  

2:30pm Update: The battles are completely broken for me. I can defeat the enemies in Wave 1 but it won’t advance to Wave 2…and the timer continues to tick down…

Another odd thing it’s doing in battles right now when it’s working is that when I select a weapon to use, the weapon card disappears once it’s used…but no attack actually happens. I repeat this over and over, and the weapons list refills and everything but there is no attack animation or anything.

  

 
3:00pm Update: And down again for maintenance.

   


 
 
 

https://twitter.com/sinoalice_jp/status/873051386262331393  

  

8:55pm Update: There is no chance for the game to be back up yet today. They’ll be shooting for getting it back up tomorrow… We should be used to this schedule by now…  

6/10 12:00pm Update: The game was up around 5am (JST) but performance was poor closer to 10am. 

Another round of maintenance began at 9:30am and will continue for an unknown period… again.

3:30pm Update: The game has been scheduled for an extended period of maintenance and is planned to be back sometime tomorrow morning.

They’ve also said that they’ve been able to make some steady improvements and are very greatful for your understanding. Maybe they’re just about on top of this problem…?

SINoALICE Still Down, Additional Updates

The game servers are up and running… I was able to start a new game but it’s currently stuck at 1%… Perhaps the servers are going down again…

The initial release of the game was delayed a couple extra weeks due to further work on the servers to get them ready for the necessary traffic, and everything should have been set for the June 6 release… but shortly after the release, the massive strain to the servers proved to be too much. Thus the game’s been down since sometime yesterday afternoon.

That being said, some people were able to play for a little bit before the servers went down. Here’s an example:

I will get more info up when I can! In the meantime, here’s one of the early images that I translated:

SINoALICE Down for Maintenance, Possibly Available Tomorrow Morning

UPDATE: There have been some server issues with the game, so it will be undergoing maintenance until hopefully sometime tomorrow morning JST.


The application is now available for download here but won’t be playable until later this afternoon between 3-5pm!

Stay tuned for more updates! I’ll make some gameplay videos later tonight!

NieR:Automata Concert, Evening Show May 5th

So, it turns out that the final scene in the final live recitation story played out differently on stage than what’s actually printed in the script. This was potentially done to avoid spoilers for the actual performance. This particular ending wraps up the story in a much more positive manner than how it’s actually written in the script.

Since there is no direct print version of this anywhere, here is a rough translation that I made tonight, but please be aware that there could be some mistakes here. I pick up on page 200 of the script, then after the S.P. mark, it’s all new.

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Lunar Tear Fan Orchestra Performs NieR

Mond Tränen PhilharmoNikeR

This weekend was the fan concert produced by the Mond Tränen PhilharmoNikeR, aka Lunar Tear Orchestra, aka Tsuki Oke, solely focusing on the music from the original. As it was completely a fan production, there was no direct involvement with anyone official at Square Enix or MONACA; however, a certain amount of approval from them was necessary to put on the concert at all.

This concert was a product of love by fans, for fans, and as a huge fan myself, I *needed* to be part of it! <3

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Upcoming NieR Concerts

I’m sure I’ve talked about this in the past, but then again I’m not sure if I ever wrote a post about it here. I’m relatively active on various different places online that I tend to forget where I talked about stuff. orz I have a very bad short-term memory…

Anyway, here’s a brief look at the actual tickets for the upcoming music concerts here in Japan.

First off is the Mond Tränen Philharmoniker aka Tsuki Oke (short for Tsuki no Namida Orchestra) completely fan based orchestra. Participation for this concert was pretty open, but it was probably a good thing if participants were somewhat musically experienced. I found out about this through Twitter and signed up as soon as I could and they apparently accepted me! I will be singing Soprano 2. I’m sure I’ll have lots more to talk about this once the event is over! Yesterday was our final rehearsal! The actual concert will be on Saturday, April 15!

Below are a couple *free* tickets I received to give to my friends…

The Angelic text reads: “inishie no kioku, tamashii no shirabe” (Memory of the Past, Trace of the Soul).

Secondly, there are also several official concerts coming up. The first is on April 23 in Osaka and then later on May 4th & 5th in Tokyo. Unlike our fan-based event, this one is “orchestrated” by Square Enix with official performances by Emi Evans and J’Nique Nicole. This particular event was probably made possible by the HUGE demand for tickets at the last concert, last year on April 16.

Below, is a shot of one of my tickets…

Angelic text reads: “ningiyou tachi no kioku” (Memory of the Dolls).

There will probably be lots more to discuss about these events once they’ve come and gone, so please look forward to that! <3