RPG Maker MV is Announced for PC, Mac – Comes with Side-View Battles, Multi-Device Support

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We’ve learned (via Famitsu) that a new game in the RPG Maker series is being developed for PC and Mac.

Titled simply RPG Maker MV, the latest in the ongoing DIY-RPG series has some new features coming with it.

  • Side-view battles are now a default option
  • Support for multiple devices
  • Mouse and touch controls are both supported
  • A huge increase on the limit of items allowed in your database
  • Maps are now automatically three layers
  • Games can now run in high resolution

It’s a bit early to get your hopes up for an English release, however, it seems Enterbrain is open to third parties licensing and localizing their games, as RPG Maker 2003 was recently launched on Steam, in English.

A release date wasn’t confirmed – but we’ll keep you guys posted.

Brandon Orselli


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  1. PenguinPlayer
    August 4, 2015 at 9:51 am

    “Side-view battles are now a default option”
    “Three layered maps”

    This pleases my dev soul.

  2. NathanEH
    August 4, 2015 at 10:19 am

    … “Support for multiple devices” is code for “cell phone”, isn’t it?

    Never mind RPG-Maker, you had me excited for a brief moment.

  3. Phelan
    August 4, 2015 at 11:05 am

    please vita support please vita support.

    I have two previous RPG makers and will buy MX for sure.

  4. Phelan
    August 4, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Side-view was easly doable via scripting already.

    But three layered maps are nice. Though I will probably do things like I do now… I mean parallax mapping.

  5. Satori Mask
    Satori Mask
    August 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    I’ve always found it weird with the RPG Maker series that the only memorable games I’ve played made on it aren’t RPGs. Are we just not getting them translated outside of Japan?

  6. BB (Kurou Sakura)
    BB (Kurou Sakura)
    August 4, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    This tingles every part of my soul – hopefully it’ll be easier to incorporate SRPG battle systems (Fire Emblem or Super Robot Wars) without too much scripting?

  7. Siveon
    August 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    There is an SRPG maker from the developer of Fire Emblem.

  8. Haze
    August 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    this is good stuff, RPG maker is used in many games already so they might as well release a new improved version so those games will be better

  9. TwinspectreGaming101
    August 4, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    i hope this game will also see the light on PS4

  10. Fenrir007
    August 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    In other news, low effort RPG Maker games increased in 200% on Steam after its release…

  11. BB (Kurou Sakura)
    BB (Kurou Sakura)
    August 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Yeah, I’m aware (though it’s made by SapphireSoft, not Shouzou Kaga). Can’t really use it though, since I only know a few moonrunes :P

  12. Siveon
    August 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Right, he’s only using the engine I believe.