Sinoalice – Weird skull guy brings anime girls and murderous fairy tale characters to the App Store
Sinoalice, the upcoming free to play mobile game, directed by Yoko Taro of the Nier and Drakengard series and published by Square Enix has a new gameplay trailer.
Based on the prototype of the original Nier’s design. Sinoalice is set in the library, where the player takes on the role of classic fairy tale characters, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Pinocchio, as they attempt to meet the author who created them. However, from recent character trailers (thankfully translated by a helpful YouTuber below) it appears Sinoalice will feature Yoko Taro’s particular brand of dark and twisted characters. (Never thought I’d hear Cinderella say “it’s fun stabbing people’s open wounds”)
Coming from Director Yoko Taro, who’s latest release Nier Automata I reviewed highly last month saying…
“Nier Automata is something truly important. A unique and original piece of art, wrapped inside an incredible action RPG”
If you want to read more about Nier Automata, you can check out my review here.
The game is Yoko Taro’s second director credits of the year, and also his second attempt at the app game following the ill-fated Demon Score.
Gameplay looks to be turn based, similar to Square Enix’s other free to play success Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius and Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (Union X) with possible multiplayer and weapon stories shown, though unconfirmed. The trailer also features music from acclaimed composer Keiche Okabe, who’s previous compositions on both the Nier and Drakengard series have received universal acclaim. (If like me you’re a Nier fan that last part is particularly exciting)
Sinoalice is set for a spring launch in Japan and will be free to play. Square Enix have yet to announce a western release. Look out for more info on Sinoalice right here on theZombieChimp.