Intrigued by the dark and solemn premise of the upcoming void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium? Well, it’s about to get a whole lot darker.
Nippon Ichi Software has revealed new details about the apocalyptic RPG, where players take on the role of a robot to protect the last human girl (Toriko) on earth. In particular, we get a close look at its various in-game systems – as well as a gruesome look at various diseases that Toriko can suffer from.
Check out more details below, courtesy of Gematsu:
■ Dungeon Exploration
When you head out to explore, Toriko might get hungry if your destination is far. Prepare a hearty meal for Toriko while exploring to prevent her from starving to death.
■ Conversion to Resources
After you finish exploring, objective items are brought back as “special resources,” while other items you picked up will be converted into four types of “resources.”
Special resources are the ingredients for creating furniture or medicine. Organic resources consist of various items such as repair items and potions. Inorganic resources consist of an assortment of items such as bombs, as well as weapon and defense-type items. Energy resources consist of relatively many items such as gadget-type utility items and batteries. And contaminated resources are items that are gradually contaminated.
By utilizing these resources, the helper robot can create the items necessary to take care of Toriko. Upgrade the robot himself to challenge new explorations.
For example, if you want to create a “decontamination drug,” you will need the “sterilization spray” special resource, as well as two inorganic resources and one energy resource.
Everything you gather during exploration gets converted to resources. So when you need “contaminated resources,” holding on to items that have high levels of contamination might speed up the gathering process.
■ Helper Robot Customization
As you continue to explore, you will be able to customize the performance of the helper robot. By creating and equipping “Customization Parts,” you can set “Skills” useful for exploration.
By creating data known as “roles” that can add to the performance to the helper robot, you can give direction to the skills that appear during exploration. Since each role’s specialization differs, you can switch roles to overcome enemies that may seem too strong.
■ Toriko’s Diseases
Toriko is a young girl in a world contaminated by deadly fungi. With her low level of immunity, she will get sick even by small toxic substances and environmental changes. These are some of the strange diseases that will afflict the young girl living alone in a contaminated and vacant world where humanity has disappeared.
A highly lethal disease in which Toriko’s body gradually decays. Since Toriko will move around unsteadily, and bite and infect anything and anyone she catches sight of, you should blindfold her to block her sight and restrain her so she cannot move.
A disease that melts Toriko’s body into a liquid. If untreated, it will melt her to the core, making her into a slime. Encasing her into a mold can re-form her, but gathering all of her melted body might be difficult if she is completely liquefied.
A disease where Toriko’s body gathers insects. The insect may act as carriers that cause even more severe diseases and symptoms. Exterminate the harmful insects with insecticide.
A disease where Toriko grow wings and feathers. Since the roots of the wings are hard, it is as painful as stabbing the body with a needle, putting Toriko in quite a weak state.
A disease where Toriko never stops crying. Toriko’s weeping never stops due to sadness and loneliness. Fill the gaps in Toriko’s heart and calm her down.
The young Toriko is weak against impact and sometimes may break her bones. Her swollen, red skinny legs look very painful… Stabilize and rest her broken parts well so it is not healed in a crooked way.
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium will be hitting Nintendo Switch in Japan on 23 January 2020. We’ll report back when we hear more.