Build and manage a desert paradise, cultivate equipment and form a party to explore dungeons and solve puzzles in Ever Oasis, a new RPG coming to the 3DS from developer Grezzo. Announced on the Treehouse Live stage at E3 2016 today, Ever Oasis tells the story of Tethu, a young boy who must create a village in the middle of the desert to serve as a launching point for a quest to find his older brother, who's been spirited away by the forces of chaos.
Produced and directed by Koichi Ishii, known for directing the first three Final Fantasy games, most of the Mana series and credited with the creation of chocobos and moogles, Ever Oasis is a game with a striking style and plenty of potential. It's part management sim, seeing the character build out his oasis to attract wanderers from remote tribes. Those wanderers join Tethu on his adventure, helping him battle monsters, solve puzzles and gather materials to craft new equipment and items.
A live demonstration shown during the stream showed off creating shops where the player can drop off items to be sold to visiting adventurers. From there the demo went into a dungeon, showing off a blend of action RPG battles and puzzle solving, both requiring switching between party members to use special abilities.
No word on when the game is coming out, but it's definitely one to keep an eye on.