Everything we know about Infinity Nikki, the upcoming fashion RPG produced by a BOTW alum

Thursday’s PlayStation State of Play kicked off the fleet of direct-to-player showcases taking place this June with a number of long-awaited trailers and updates, together with a first take a look at gameplay for Infinity Nikki — a fashion-themed open-world RPG that expands on the characters from the common cellular video games, together with Love Nikki and Shining Nikki.

The sport doesn’t have a launch date but, however developer Papergames introduced at State of Play that testing will start in Q3 of 2024. The trailer consists of tons of components to get excited about: extremely sharp AAA-level graphics, whimsical settings and costumes, and pastel-washed puzzles and challenges. Plus the sport will probably be accessible on PS5 as quickly because it’s launched.

However people is perhaps much more excited about Infinity Nikki after watching clips from IGN reporter Daniel Robson’s three-hour demo of the sport. Robson’s preview consists of tons of thrilling art work and cutscenes from the sport, however the glowing assessment of the gameplay is what is going to possible get each Legend of Zelda gamers and Love Nikki followers excited to get their fingers on this for themselves.

Picture: Infold/Papergames

Robson says gamers will be capable to customise the lead character’s outfits to a diploma that rivals Animal Crossing: New Horizons, after which use a high-powered in-game digicam to shoot cute pictures of them. You’ll have loads of alternatives to take pleasure in the sun-bleached panorama (as Robson calls it “Hyrule as interpreted by Studio Ghibli”) out of your perch on a magical glider, trip your bike by means of the countryside, and use your instruments to catch supplies for crafting new garments and objects.

The cheek-pinching cuteness of the sport doesn’t take away from its weight as a difficult and interesting sport, although (a dynamic different cozy open-worlds typically undergo from, for my part). Robson studies that the Zelda-like puzzles and “shrines” are difficult with out being irritating, and nicely value the payoff at the finish — beautiful animations that showcase the stage you’ve simply beat.

There’s additionally some fight, together with battles with monsters and different creatures that drop supplies you should use to sketch and craft new outfits. The sport may even finally embody on-line options, however IGN reported they gained’t be accessible at launch.

As aforementioned, Infinity Nikki builders say it’ll be prepared for testing round July 2024, and it’ll debut on PS5 at launch. IGN beforehand reported that the sport may even be accessible on PC, Xbox Collection X, iOS, and Android, however the builders haven’t launched an official full listing of consoles.

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