Exclusive shots, brand new info - and the meaning behind the name

Like a man leaping unexpectedly from a cardboard box in a corner, Koei this month unveiled Opoona - a lovely-looking Wii "lifestyle RPG" from the people behind Japanese mega-RPG Dragon Quest. It's an intriguing mash-up of Final Fantasy and Animal Crossing, with the bobble-headed star (Opoona himself) both engaging in nunchuk-controlled combat - throwing "Energy Bonbons" at enemies - and taking on jobs that provide cash for household item shopping. No US date has been announced yet, but in the meantime, we spoke to Shintaro Majima and Sachiko Sugimura from developer ArtePiazza to find out more.

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