The King of Dokapon has offered you the keys to the kingdom, and all you have to do is dispose of a horse of invading monsters. Unfortunately he's made this offer to up to three of your soon-to-be ex-friends, and it's a fight to the finish to see who comes out on top and wins the hand of Princess Penny and the crown. This is the premise behind Dokapon Kingdom, an innovative hybrid of RPG combat and leveling with Mario Party board game action, coming this October to the PS2 and Wii.
Players will navigate various playfields, liberating towns from monsters while doing your best to prove a thorn in your opponents' sides while participating in combat and various mini-games. More than just a board game, players will also level up and gain rare items to help them on their quest for kinghood. Atlus is calling Dokapon Kingdom the friendship ruining game, and considering how cutthroat I can get during a plain old Mario Party game, I can see where they're coming from. Hit the jump for the official announcement and launch trailer!
Have Friendships? Let Atlus Ruin Them With Party RPG Dokapon Kingdom The Friendship-Destroying Game for Wii and PlayStation 2
Irvine, Calif. - June 03, 2008
Atlus U.S.A., Inc., triumphantly friendless, today announced Dokapon Kingdom, an addictive new multiplayer RPG for Wii™ and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you're not the only one he asked. Contend with up to three friends as you navigate playfields littered with challenges, monsters to defeat, and rare secrets to unlock. Warning: Relationship counseling not included.
Dokapon Kingdom is currently scheduled for release on October 14th, 2008.
• Innovative board game-RPG crossover – Tired of shallow gameplay in party games? The genre gets retooled in this exuberant mix of role playing and board games! Encounter zany characters, collect rare items, and explore a fascinating kingdom on your quest to vanquish monsters, gather treasure, and level up!
• The friendship-destroying game – Turn the heat up on your rivalries! Take on up to three other soon-to-be-ex-friends in the race for Princess Penny and the crown. Battle, steal, deface – playing dirty is the name of the game – through a variety of locales and challenges. After your friendships are broken, the game is just as much fun to play alone.
• Never the same game twice – Tons of battles, magic spells, mini-games, and multiple play modes add up to endless replayability!
• Easy, intuitive, and effective combat system – This is no boring game of hack-and-slash. Players covertly choose their actions in an intuitive battle interface that guarantees every fight will surprise.
Dokapon Kingdom has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
About Dokapon Kingdom
The Kingdom of Dokapon is a land of wealth and riches ruled by a gold-loving King and his daughter Princess Penny. One day, monsters begin appearing all over the realm, assaulting the towns and stealing all of the empire's wealth. The King, unable to collect taxes from his impoverished citizens, calls for heroes from across the land to come and rid his monarchy of these monsters. The prize for the hero who is able to free the land: The hand of Princess Penny and rule of the Kingdom itself!