While they are not set to release the earlier 7th Dragon titles on both the PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS, SEGA have recently confirmed plans to release 7th Dragon III Code: VFD on the Nintendo 3DS starting later this year. Providing a closer look at this title, SEGA have shared their first minute-and-a-bit trailer for it. You can view this video above.
7th Dragon III Code: VFD is a turn-based dungeon crawling RPG on the Nintendo 3DS which tasks players with saving the world using a cast of customisable characters with diverse party roles. Outside of battles, players can also take advantage of base building systems, dating mechanics and a cat cafe (Because, why not?).
In 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, the world is engulfed in a time of darkness and great peril. In the year 2100, dragons have descended upon Earth and humanity is at the mercy of these terrifying beasts. However, not all is lost. As the protagonist, the player will team up with Nodens Enterprises — a video game company dedicated to stopping the dragon menace — to become a dragon hunter and eventual savior of the universe. Although times are bleak, Nodens Enterprises has found a way to tip the scales in favor of mankind: By traveling through time to three different eras, the protagonist can upset the balance of the dragons’ power. This will give them the edge to defeat the True Dragons, and stand a chance against the most powerful one of them all… the 7th Dragon: VFD.
While this is the first title in the 7th Dragon franchise to be released outside of Japan, SEGA claims that the story is comprehensive, and no prior knowledge is necessary.