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Jan 162019
 

I’ve never played Opoona, but I’ve heard good things about it.

From what I understand, it’s a somewhat casual JRPG with life sim elements, and it gets a lot of praise from people who have played it.

Well, there’s good reason to hope either an Opoona port or sequel is being developed. Let’s take a look.

On November 1, 2017, the game’s director sent out a tweet with a message translated here by Gematsu as:

It is November 1, 2017. Today is the anniversary of ArtePiazza’s establishment. And it has also been 10 years since the release of our lifestyle RPG Opoona!! I’ll be making a wonderful announcement in the near future, so please give me a little more time.”

While his message didn’t directly say it would be an Opoona announcement, he did include the #opoona hashtag.

Last September, almost a year after that tweet, a new Opoona Twitter account was made. It’s been active ever since then, tweeting out in-character comments.

There hasn’t been any direct Opoona activity aside from that… but the developer Cattle Call has added the Nintendo Switch to its list of consoles.

While I read the news hoping this means a new turn-based JRPG from Cattle Call (they developed The Alliance Alive, which I intend to play soon), Cattle Call has also worked on several other games, which includes helping ArtePiazza develop Opoona. Their Twitter account also retweeted the first tweet sent by the new Opoona account.

Is Cattle Call’s work for the Nintendo Switch related to Opoona? It’s too early to say, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we get an Opoona announcement in the near future.

Have you played Opoona? Do you think a port or new game is being teased? Let me know in the comments.

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  4 Responses to “Is a New Opoona Game Being Developed?”

  1. I never even heard of it. From the box art I never would have guessed it was a JRPG, it looks like one of those Mii type games.

  2. I’ve never played Opoona and never heard of it.

    Looks like an Epona typo.

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