Looks like Enterbrain is coming out with an RPG Maker VX add-on. It’s called RPG Tsukuru VX Ace. From the looks of it (of what they’ve explained so far), they’ll be shifting to RGSS3. Lets take a look at some of the screens.
They’ll be including a Character Sprite editor and Face editor. Not sure how I feel about this, but in a way, it can be a good thing. It gets tiring to see the same old Kaduki sprites in every single game. Face editor, though, I’m not sure how that’ll fare. Generic faces lack emotion and don’t add to the character any. However, it’s better than mix and matching faces that do not fit at all.
They’ll be adding commands like Protect and Provoke. Wonder how that’ll function. These are things I’ve already scripted before so I’m not too hyped about that (and they’re easy to script, too). However, what I’m stoked about is the fact there are noteboxes in the Actor’s tab. Hopefully, there will be noteboxes in the class tab, too. Too bad I can’t zoom in to find out what the properties say in the upper right corner of the screenshot.
They’re adding a TP system, which stands for Tech Points I’m assuming. The description they’ve mentioned is that TP charges up over battle and can be used to unleash super attacks. In a sense, it’s a limit break system. That’s nothing too extravagant. However, I noticed that they’ve adapted in the screenshot to move the battle status window to the center rather than cover it with words. They’ve placed a new bar at the top to signify what actions are taking place. Similar to my old battle systems, heh… What’s lovely though is that they’re adding backdrops by default from what it seems. That’s always a plus. Manually putting them in was a pain in VX.
So, what’s to become of Yanfly Engine 6? For the moment, I’ll be still working on it. It doesn’t seem like the Ace expansion will be released until December 15th of this year and it’ll be in Japanese (non-English). I’ll probably still buy it and play around with it so I can get a headstart and spoil you lot with scripts by the time the EN version does come out.