Crymachina Setting Inspired by Blame! & Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Manga, Says Producer

Publisher NIS America recently interviewed the producer of the FuRyu-developed action RPG Crymachina, Fuyuki Hayashi, asking about various facets of the upcoming title.

In one such question, Hayashi revealed that the game’s setting is inspired by the manga series Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei and the manga version of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

He didn’t go into the specifics of how these inspirations influenced the development of Crymachina. Still, fans of both projects may be able to pick up on apparent or veiled similarities when they play the game.

You can view the quoted question and response below:

Can you tell us about what inspired the various settings for CRYMACHINA? (Ex: Eden, the Imitation Garden etc)

My biggest sources of inspiration were the manga series Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei and the manga version of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. I also enjoy reading novels like The Night Watch series by Kouhei Kadono and Jukai no Hotori by Hirotaka Tobi. Upon revisiting them after the completion of CRYMACHINA, I could really see the influence they had on the game.

You can view the full interview for additional comments.

The Crymachina protagonist, Lebel Distel, is on the edge of death, and as she seemingly passes away, a voice saying, “You have been chosen,” echoes in her head. An android named Enoa then greets her. Throughout this title, players take control of girls fighting to achieve catharsis in a cruel, harsh world. It is set in the future after mankind has become extinct and occurs in an outer space structure known as Eden.

Artificial life forms called Deux ex Machina self-evolve here with the goal of achieving Human Restoration. However, when the first Deus ex Machina and overseer of Eden, Propator, is lost, a rift opens between the Deus ex Machina. Players can look forward to combat boasting intricate weapon customization.

Check out our extensive coverage of this upcoming title.

Crymachina will launch westward for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on October 24, 2023.

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