Update (October 3)
Nippon Ichi Software has posted the first trailer for Void Terrarium. The official website has also opened.
Original (September 26)
In Dengeki PlayStation magazine, Nippon Ichi Software has announced roguelike RPG void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium, which we'll call Void Terrarium for convenience. It is being directed by Masayuki Furuya, whose prior works include htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary and A Rose in the Twilight.
The premise of Void Terrarium places the last human girl alive on a polluted planet, where a helping robot must help to create a terrarium to isolate her from the toxic dangers of the world. For what it's worth, the stylized title of 'void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium' resembles a computer programming function followed by a comment after the double slashes.
Gematsu has spotted Japanese retail listings for the game, offering a January 23, 2020 release date for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, as well as the following fact sheet, translated by Gematsu. Find that and some screenshots/art from the retail listings below. A Japanese countdown site can be found here.
void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium is a roguelike RPG set in a polluted and ruined world in which a helper robot explores ruins in order to keep the last human girl alive. Since the girl cannot stay alive in the polluted world, the robot must build and maintain a living environment called a “terrarium” to protect her. There are all sorts of hardships in this beautiful and cruel world, from hunger to contaminants, mysterious diseases, and so on. Will the frail girl be able to survive it…? Her fate is in your hands.
- The Bonds Between a Robot and a Girl Brought Up in a Ruined World – The main characters are a girl who is the last survivor in a polluted and ruined world, and a helper robot who saves her and works hard to keep her alive. Explore dangerous ruins to find her food, decorate the terrarium, and find medicinal ingredients if she becomes sick. Tackle the various troubles that come your way and keep the girl alive.
- A Beautiful and Wondrous Ruined World – In a world where humanity has fallen, vegetation and machines have taken its place. From ruins covered in overgrown vegetation to machine factories that continue to operate even after the downfall of humanity, this is a post-apocalyptic world with a sense of decadence and illustrated with a wondrous and delicate touch.
- A Roguelike Addictiveness Where No Adventure is Ever the Same – The ruins and dungeons that the robot explores are randomly generated. Additionally, you start at Level 1 each time you enter, meaning you can enjoy different type of growth each time. Gain strong attack power. Or take care of enemies safely and securely with long distance attacks. Build a completely different style for each player, such as avoiding traps to move forward with the upper hand, utilizing items, and so on. Explore the game’s endless dungeons to your heart’s content.