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Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! dev discusses the game's change in artwork

Out with the old...whether they like it or not

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! is giving the long-running series a revamp in the art department. That's mostly due to necessity, as Takayuki Doi, the original artist for the series, has since moved over to Bandai Namco. Shoji Masuda, developer on this new installment, recently talked a bit about the change.

“Honestly speaking, since Doi left for a rival company (Bandai Namco Entertainment), we can’t use the same style of character design. Both Doi and ourselves are in an awkward position. Oh, and one more thing, since it’s been 10 to 20 years since Momotaro Dentetsu first debuted, I feel it’s also a good time to freshen things up with (Puyo Puyo illustrator) Takenami-san. So I guess things are still positive for us.”

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! gets an announcement trailer and bonus promo video, online play confirmed

All aboard!!

Konami has debuted a new trailer for Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! at TGS 2019, which you can see above. Along with that, the company has started a series of videos called “Nationwide Property Tour,” which shows Konami traveling across Japan in order to negotiate real-life properties to appear in-game. You can check out the first installment in that series below.

Along with these videos, Konami also confirmed that Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! will support online play. This announcement came straight from Konami at TGS 2019.

Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! is 20% complete, dev team says demand helped bring the game to life

More Momo!

This week's issue of Famitsu includes a new feature on Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!. Not only are there new details on the game, but commentary from the dev team as well. Check out a round-up of the info below.

Series Creator Akira Sakuma: “I planned on resigning Momotaro Dentetsu after the release of Momotaro Dentetsu 2017: Tachiagare Nippon!!, but there was a demand for playing this game on the big screen.”

Konami’s Noriaki Okamura: “We wanted to put together another chance to create an environment of developers who can properly make [a game in the series].”

Konami’s Shouji Masuda: “Konami has always wanted to make a Momotaro Dentetsu game.”

Sakuma: “The title was Masuda’s idea.”

Masuda: “Sakuma and I are old men. No one can say no to us. But between us two, I can always say what feels boring or uninteresting. I even told [character designer] Hideyuki Takenami to draw a cute character with big pupils.”

- Rather than renew Kazuyuki Sekiguchi’s music (Sekiguchi worked on the background music for previous entries), this game adds Hyadain’s songs for specific parts and new areas.
- The tempo has increased, but the overall rules have not changed, as there is no need for change.
- Development is 20 percent complete.

Online play being considered for Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!

Online play?

Akira Sakuma, creator of the Momotaro Dentetsu series, has taken to Twitter to answer some fan questions about Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!. While not much new info was shared, there was one interesting tidbit worth pointing out. When asked about the possibility of online play for Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!, Sakuma said that it's being considered, but not confirmed at this time.

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