Trailer, Details Released for void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium
Nippon Ichi Software has released new details and a Japanese trailer for void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium, its upcoming roguelite RPG from A Rose in the Twilight and htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary director Masayuki Furuya. The game is set in a world contaminated by toxic fungi, with players following the last known human, a girl named Toriko, and her helper robot. Players are tasked with maintaining their isolated “Terrarium” environment and protecting it from being taken over by the fungi.
Players control Toriko’s robot, going out into dungeons to collect the resources needed to survive. Different dungeons help with specific needs: one can help identify sources of pollution affecting the Terrarium, while another is useful for collecting vital tools. Dungeons will change each time they are entered, and may include traps that warp players to a random location.
The game includes pollution forecasts for dungeons, where dungeons may have a large amount of fungal spores. These conditions can cause items found in the dungeons to be contaminated and enemies to be stronger, but will also make some rarer resources easier to get hold of. Items can have a pollution level, and using these items on Toriko or the robot can cause them to become faulty. The player-controlled robot will level up and learn skills that come in a wide variety of forms as they defeat enemies.
As players explore dungeons, the O.S.U. Watch display feeds back Toriko’s current status. This will alert players to when Toriko is in need or if something happens at the Terrarium, indicating that they should head back soon to deal with it. When players return to the Terrarium, all of the items picked up are converted into resources. Even if players die, all of the things collected until that point are brought back. Resources can be used to create decorations or other things that provide bonuses such as increased carrying capacity or a bonus to defence.
Players can store items such as food in the storage vault in the Terrarium, but food will rot if left for too long, potentially affecting Toriko’s health if eaten. Toriko will also pick up illnesses like colds and other strange diseases, such as one that causes her to grow features or her body to turn to jelly. Players will need to investigate and find or create cures for these.
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is being developed for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game is set to be released in Japan on January 23, 2020. No announcement has been made regarding a western release.