Keiji Inafune lights fuse for new Idea Factory title

"Mystery love" adventure game to be called Bakudan Handan, feature ex-Capcom producer as in-game guide.

Former Capcom producer Keiji Inafune has been busy as of late with social games and Comcept. According to this week's Famitsu, the legendary designer will have even less free time, as he is helping out Idea Factory with another game: Bakudan Handan, literally translated as "Bomb Judgement."

Keiji Inafune makes an appearance in Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-II.

Bakudan Handan is an adventure game tailored as a love simulator a la Tokimeki Memorial. Players control a female protagonist as they explore an amusement park to solve a situation involving a bomb scare by an unknown culprit in a bear suit serving as the park's mascot. Along the way, players get to sit through romantic possibilities with male non-player characters.

Keiji Inafune's contributions will be producing Bakudan Handan's set-piece and theme park, which will have many video-game-themed attractions. The developer will also make a digital cameo as himself; he will be the protagonist's uncle and will help guide players throughout the game.

The adventure game will be out on the PSP next year. An English version of the title has yet to be confirmed. Idea Factory's other titles include Record of Agarest War and the Hyperdimension Neptunia series. Keiji Inafune also made a digital cameo in the latter series as a special attack.

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X-RS
X-RS

*puts Hyperdimension Neptunia on the game list*

servb0ts
servb0ts

I can't wait for Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk-II. Wahoo!

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Idea Factory is the single worst developer I've played games from.

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Idea Factory? No thanks. They've been making the same game with different skins for the past few years, and they were never good in the first place. Seriously, Idea Factory is probably one of my most hated devs.

GunBladeHero
GunBladeHero

Maybe Inafune could start a new project called ''Blue bomber''. o_O

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I guess women will like this. Don't about Inafune San as a love guru though.

pokecharm
pokecharm

I thought Naughty Bear, but bigger - am I totally off base?

jigglebilly1983
jigglebilly1983

@AlbedoSnake Yes it was. which i dont think is a good thing lol. Also, is HDN 2 out in japan allready? anyone know if NIS is going to localize it?

helldew
helldew

@ AlbedoSnake LOL i admit pedobear isnt the first thing that came to mind. but thats still pretty funny

AlbedoSnake
AlbedoSnake

Sounds good to me! I'm really eager to get my hands on anything Inafune is involved in now that he isn't shackled to Capcom anymore. Also, anybody else immediately imagine the mascot villain being Pedobear?