Independent, NYC-based studio TURBO has announced its collaboration with two artistic icons of the gaming world for its esports-driven mobile title, Super Senso : designer Yoshitaka Amano and composer Nobuo Uematsu.
“Both as a developer and fan, it’s been a true honor working with Amano-san and Uematsu-san on Super Senso,” said Yohei Ishii, CEO of TURBO. “Everyone here owes so much inspiration to the monumental influence these two visionaries have had on games, and we all collectively geeked out a little watching their creations come to life.”
Amano is best known for his work on the 1960s anime adaptation of Speed Racer, as well as a character and graphic designer for the Final Fantasy series. Uematsu has been composing games music for over 30 years, including the soundtracks for most major Final Fantasy titles and the main theme for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Amano’s evocative character illustrations formed the basis for many of Super Senso’s larger-than-life mechs and units, and Uematsu created the game’s vibrant, symphonic theme song.
“ Super Senso’s graphic style and visuals had a big impact on me,” said Uematsu. “I felt that synthesizer sounds were appropriate for a game like this, rather than orchestral instruments. If I were to describe the feeling I wanted to evoke based on a movie, I’d liken it to something like Terminator.”
Super Senso will launch this winter as a free-to-download title on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Inspired by the classic Advance Wars, the game delivers a competitive, strategic experience with customizable armies of massive, upgradable mechs, zombie soldiers, tanks, ninjas, weaponized dinosaurs, UFOs and more. Outwit and outlast opponents in fast-paced, synchronous, turn-based battles across lively, 3D arenas for rare rewards, exclusive content and globally ranked dominance. Super Senso targets mobile’s rapidly evolving, hardcore gaming scene, and TURBO is working with prominent esports players to grow its post-launch tournament plans.
Public beta sign-ups for Super Senso are currently open at www.supersenso.com .