Anime Game Concept
This game is a concept created specifically for Anime fans!
There will be 6 Modes --
6)Viz TV mode
The dojo mode is all about character creation & management. In this mode you will be able to edit everything from your characters appearance, to their fighting style, even their personalities. The dojo mode will have TONs of content offering an unprecedented amount of customization available so you can create a very unique cast of anime characters (10 total) that will be used across all of the diverse story & game modes in this concept. Also its important to note that there should be content added continuously available via in-app purchases.
bottom line: you should be able to create an awesome cast of anime characters!
Co-op mode is a collection of 4 cliche anime short stories with level and gameplay flow designed very similar to that of L4D campaigns with strong emphasis on visually striking action and frantic fast paced cooperative gameplay. The only difference is that it will be action not a shooter and obviously it will not be the zombie apocalypse and you will not be fighting zombies and even though the design is similar it will be a very unique and fun experience all on its own.
Vs mode is all about competative multiplayer experiences. It has 3 sub modes:
1) old school 2D
3) team deathmach
The old school 2D mode
This mode plays just like a street fighter or tekken except the characters are selected from your created cast of characters and the deposition or background story is taken from your characters chosen personality as well as other customizable attributes or randomized variables.
The deathmatch modes
The deathmatch mode is a 3D action based competative mode played thru one of the 4 different anime stories used in the co-op mode to set the deposition or scenario for the fight. This mode will have respawns, small maps several different unique scenarios derived from each story, and power ups but limited health and should be quite fun to play with 2-4 other players online.
Team deathmatch is 2 on 2 plays out just like the regular deathmatch but your on a team.
The RPG Mode
This mode is all about single player story driven experiences in the traditional RPG style. You select one of the 4 stories and play thru it as an RPG. In this mode you not only continue where the co-op story left off but you also get to replay some scenarios from the co-op story except its a traditional turn based RPG gameplay and your party is comprised of 4 of your characters that you organically meet throughout the game and you have to actually make 4 characters before you can play this mode.
This mode is all about MMO gameplay its comprised of its own story and lore which is very subtle as its mostly driven by side quests and a huge open world to explore. In this mode you play thru it with one of your created characters of course chose your allegiance to a faction and voila your ready to join the game
Viz TV Mode
This mode is all about a mutual relationship with Viz and ultimately offering all of their content for download and streaming thru the game itself via a couple different pricing options for consumers to choose from.
1) a monthly subscription providing all of their media for unlimited streaming and/or downloading
2) in app purchases individually per episode and/or per season
The content will include:
- most of the popular anime series for streaming and downloading especially their new content with both english dubbed and fansubs/licensed subs available a day or so after the show gets aired.
-digital manga, fan art, ringtones, backgrounds ect
-it should also include character bios and details about each character from each series so you can go thru and read up about them but also i was thinking it would be cool to be able to watch clips from all of their fights pulled from all of the current seasons neatly organized within the bios.
The main difference from the co-op, Vs and RPG stories is that the RPG is the total package so to speak or rather the complete story experience where as the co-op and vs campaigns are brief action packed scenarios derived from the RPG version of the story. However they are all just cliche anime stories definitely original IP but more emphasis on lore, and deposition and mostly designed and crafted as compelling, dynamic backdrops for your customizable cast of anime characters to play thru.
It would be an obvious business decision to create a mutual relationship with Viz media to not only offer their content thru the game as if it was a distribution platform but also as a partner who should help out with penning some or most of the stories and dialog and also draw some or most of the art work and art style to the game content as well
Last but not least keep in mind that this idea was originally conceived for the consoles but I can see it being a huge hit on the iphone if it was taken seriously as a gaming platform