There isn’t much shown in the trailer, but then again there isn’t much known about the game either.
First revealed in last week’s Famitsu, Robotics;Notes is the third title in 5pb. “Science Adventure Series,” which consists of titles planned by CEO Chiyomaru Shikura. The first two titles were Chaos Head; Noah, originally released in 2008, and Steins; Gate.
As suggested by the name, Robotics;Notes’ theme is robots. It’s set in a high school on an island called Tanegashima. The game’s main character is a boy who’s in the school’s robot club. He’s a big fighting game fan, and things kick off story-wise when he learns that one of the game’s heroines is a genius programmer who made the engine for a world famous fighting game. This leads the main character to decide to make make a robot that uses motion capture and command inputs. For the motion capture, he enlists the help of someone from the karate club.
Summarizing the game further would take about three or four hours, Shikura told Famitsu in an interview.
Tanegashima is a real island located in Kyushu. It’s the home to Japan’s space administration, JAXA. 5pb. is working with JAXA on the development of the game, a move that Shikura feels will result in greater reality.
Development on Robotics;Notes appears to be early, as Shikura is still working on scenario. He expects to finish the scenario in Spring 2011 and hopes to get the game out in 2011 as well.
A platform has yet to be announced, but Shikura said that he would not betray players who have supported the science adventure series until now. The previous titles were released across a variety of platforms, including Xbox 360, PC and PSP.