It’s sometimes staggering how many awesome PSOne games never left Japan. It was the last great era of prolific Japanese game design, when the market was booming and could support many developers making many different types of games, not just the same old cutesy anime nonsense. One of the myriad RPGs to never make the Pacific jump was Over My Dead Body, an old style role-playing game whose feudal Japan setting and use of Shinto themes made it closer to Okami in tone than Final Fantasy.
Remake of Over My Dead Body
The game was remade for PSP in 2011, but even that version didn’t get translated. Director Shoji Masuda, whose most prolific period of development was pumping out weird RPGs like Metal Max for Hudson Soft in the early ‘90s, is talking up his sequel to Over My Dead Body due out on PS Vita sometime in the next year. “Things are moving forward properly on the PlayStation Vita,” exclaimed Masuda via Twitter. Hopefully they move forward internationally this time.