We’re working on a review for MISTOVER, so I got in touch with KRAFTON Game Union to talk a bit about it. Come check it out!
PS4Blog: Hi! Thank you for joining us at PS4Blog.net. Could you please help us get started by telling our readers a bit about yourself and your work?
Nice to meet you, Antonio. I’m James Han, producer for MISTOVER at KRAFTON Game Union.
PS4B: MISTOVER is ready to go on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. What can you tell us about this new strategy RPG?
MISTOVER is a roguelike, dungeon crawler RPG that has a turn-based battle system. As the player, you’re charged with managing and leading a Corps crew on an ever-changing dungeon expedition through a vortex known as the Pillar of Despair. As you progress, you’ll uncover the secrets of the Misfortune Mist and ultimately find a cure to the corrupting properties of the Mist that threaten the realm.
PS4B: For how long have you been working on MISTOVER? Have there been any particular hurdles or challenges you had to overcome during development?
MISTOVER has been in development for two years. We [the Aimo team] developed the mobile roguelike RPG game ‘Retimo Adventure’ in 2015. We started the project thinking fusing a roguelike with a casual RPG experience on mobile would be fun for players, but it didn’t do well. It was difficult to narrow the gap between hardcore roguelikes and casual mobile RPGs. Taking key learnings from that experience, we dove in with even more passion for developing MISTOVER for platforms like Nintendo Switch, PC, and PlayStation 4 on which we could successfully create the experience we envisioned.
PS4B: How much time would it take someone to play the game from start to finish?
The game is 40 – 60 hours, BUT, keep in mind that in addition to procedural dungeons, MISTOVER has a permadeath system, so once all of your party members die, it’s game over and you’ll need to start again.
PS4B: Could you please share the game’s trophy list with our readers?
All Trophies have been acquired.
You’ve arrived at Town.
You’ve received your first request.
You’ve completed 30 requests.
Your first dungeon entry.
You’ve successfully completed 1 expedition.
You’ve successfully completed 30 expeditions.
You’ve escaped the expedition.
No Shame in Escape
You’ve run away from a battle.
You’ve won your first battle.
You’ve dismissed a Corps Crew Member for the first time.
Eliminated the Great Worm
You’ve eliminated the Great Worm, the boss of the Misty Forest.
Eliminated the Goddess of Wealth
You’ve eliminated the Goddess of Wealth, the boss of the Cathedral Ruins.
Eliminated the Hive Mind
You’ve eliminated the Hive Mind, the boss of the Cursed Town.
Eliminated the Elder Emperor
You’ve eliminated the Elder Emperor, the boss of the Frozen Mountains.
Eliminated the Great One
You’ve eliminated the Great One, the boss of the Sleeping Lake.
Useful Expedition Skills
You’ve used each of the 8 occupational expedition skills at least once.
Can You Carry On?
The Expedition Corps has been annihilated.
You’ve recruited each of the Corps Crew’s 8 occupations at least once.
A year has passed
52 weeks have gone by.
If There Was Only A Little More Food…
1 Corps Crew member has died of starvation.
Battles Are Always Dangerous
1 Corps Crew member has died in battle with a monster.
Be Wary of Traps
1 Corps Crew member has died running into a trap.
Needed Blood Transfusion
1 Corps Crew member has died from Bleeding.
1 Corps Crew member has died destroying an obstacle.
1 Corps Crew member has died touching a Light Flower.
You’ve completed the game on Easy.
You’ve completed the game on Normal.
You’ve completed the game on Hard.
All Grown Up
You’ve raised 1 Corps Crew member to level 20.
Strength in numbers
You’ve raised 5 Corps Crew members to level 20.
Vigilantes of the Misty Forest
You’ve eradicated 100 monsters in the Forest of Mist.
Guardian of the Cathedral
You’ve eradicated 150 monsters in the Cathedral Ruins.
Purifier of the Cursed Town
You’ve eradicated 200 monsters in the Cursed Town.
Warden of the Frozen Mountains
You’ve eradicated 250 monsters in the Frozen Mountains.
Savior of the Sleeping Lake
You’ve eradicated 100 monsters in the Sleeping Lake.
You’ve eradicated 2,000 monsters.
You’ve walked 1000 steps.
You’ve walked 42195 steps.
Temptation of Wealth
You’ve acquired 100,000 gold.
Power of Training
You’ve leveled up 4 skills of 1 Crew Member to Level 5.
Stuck in Limbo
You’ve won a battle with 1 Crew Member in Limbo.
Gratitude of the Support Lab
You’ve reached Level 5 in one field of research.
You’ve escaped from a monster’s pursuit 100 times by hiding in a bush.
You’ve arrived at Town in a new playthrough (Round 2).
You’ve acquired 500 pieces of equipment.
You’ve evaluated equipment 50 times.
Power of Fused Equipment
You’ve Fused equipment 50 times.
Relief for the Unemployed
You’ve recruited 25 members of the Corps Crew.
You’ve rescued 10 members of the Corps Crew.
You’ve opened 100 treasure chests.
You’ve gone through 300 piles of Debris.
Afraid of the dark
You’ve activated 100 Light Flowers.
Eat It Anyway
You’ve experienced temporary side effects from using a contaminated item.
Gift of the dead
You’ve acquired 1 relic piece.
An Unfinished Dream
Finished game with Normal Ending.
Finished game with True Ending.
End of the World
Finished game with Bad Ending.
Expedition Corps Camaraderie
You’ve used Co-op skills 1000 times.
Popular Expedition Corps
You’ve witnessed 5 monsters simultaneously while exploring.
You’ve opened all the treasure chests during an expedition, but did not kill any monsters and escaped through the Exit.
The More, The Merrier
You’ve crushed 3 obstacles at once with a Paladin.
Long Distance Record
You’ve used a Ronin’s expedition skill to move 15 spaces or more at once.
You’ve been engaged by monsters 5 times in succession.
PS4B: And now it’s time for us to go. Would you like to add anything else?
KRAFTON is widely known for PUBG, but with MISTOVER we assembled a very talented and passionate team to create this experience that focuses on strategy and plenty of dungeon crawling. At both PAX East and Twitchcon, attendees were telling us it’s like Darkest Dungeon meets Anime. So, if you’re a fan of Darkest Dungeon, we think you’ll enjoy our latest creation!
And last but not least, we want to thank the community for all of their support! Their positive words and feedback have been invaluable, and we implemented changes in the game due to their feedback. We hope they’ll be pleased with MISTOVER!