Hear, for those who love dress-up video games and completely wild dramatic plots that don’t have any place in a dress-up game, you would possibly need to maintain your eye on Infinity Nikki. As revealed by Gematsu, for the primary time the pink-haired fashionista is making the leap from cellular over to PC as a part of an “open-world dress-up journey game” from Chinese language developer Paper Studio. 

You would be forgiven for not having a clue concerning the Nikki sequence—although you’ll have seen its wildly deceptive advertisements—but it surely’s one I am all too aware of. I performed its third iteration, Love Nikki, each single day for over a yr. I had a guild and every thing! It is a primary dress-up game at its core—play by way of ranges which have a sure theme, decide an outfit that matches that theme and rating sufficient factors to progress. Nevertheless it’s wrapped up in one of the bizarrely dramatic tales I’ve ever performed in a cellular game. You play the titular Nikki, a human who’s been whisked away to the magical Miraland as a way to assist put it aside. You see, Miraland is presently at conflict, however there is a blanket settlement to settle all battles with… vogue as an alternative of violence. Oh, and there is a magical cat referred to as Momo who helps you out alongside the way in which. I did warn you.

It is a story that begins lightheartedly after which turns completely batshit midway by way of. I will not spoil it, however issues get oddly darkish for a game about sporting fairly clothes. That story continues in its cellular sequel Shining Nikki, but it surely’s unknown if Infinity Nikki will construct upon the narrative or begin from scratch. What I do know is that the trailer appears to be like about as in every single place as I’ve come to anticipate from a Nikki game. A number of outfits are proven off as Nikki traverses some very Genshin Influence/Breath of the Wild fields. That will have one thing to do with the truth that IGN China says Kentaro Tominaga, designer on the latter game, is the chief producer on Infinity Nikki.

Infinity Nikki

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Some gameplay within the trailer reveals that Nikki can shrink down and hop on high of Momo, which appears to be like prefer it’ll be wanted to squeeze by way of some smaller gaps. No game might be thought-about good with out fishing, and Infinity Nikki appears to be like to have it alongside bug catching. In the direction of the top of the trailer, it appears to be like like Nikki is coming into battle with some smaller enemies, although it is unclear how she’ll use vogue to beat the everloving crap out of them. It does appear as if completely different outfits will help in numerous conditions, which hopefully would not hamper the customisation facet an excessive amount of. It is one thing that you just would not anticipate from a dress-up game, however Paper Studio is aware of the right way to flip a weird area of interest into one thing moreish.

There is not any launch date but, however I think about it is nonetheless a methods off. It appears to be like fairly beautiful although and should tempt me again into Miraland as soon as extra.