Infinite Space opens up March 16

Sega and PlatinumGames' customization heavy sci-fi RPG heads stateside next month.


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With the Nintendo Q1 Media Summit going down in San Francisco today, release dates for games coming to the publisher's platforms have been in no short supply. Sega also contributed to the festivities today, announcing that PlatinumGames' Infinite Space will launch for the DS on March 16.

Space is infinite; this cockpit is not.
Space is infinite; this cockpit is not.

Infinite Space can be counted among the quartet of games announced as part of Sega's publishing arrangement with PlatinumGames, the others being Bayonetta, Madworld, and the recently titled Vanquish. Initially operating under the moniker Infinite Line, the sci-fi role-playing game was codeveloped by Japan-based Nude Maker and directed by that studio's president, Hifumi Kouno.

As for game specifics, Infinite Line sees players embarking upon a journey as captain of a spaceship. With over 200 ship designs and a wide variety of ship parts to choose from, players will need to apply some thought, both when building their vehicle and when choosing the appropriate crew to man it.

Infinite Space has already seen a measure of success in Japan, selling nearly 40,000 units during its opening week last June. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's interview with Nude Maker's Kouno and the former Clover Studio CEO and producer at Platinum Games, Atsushi Inaba.

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