Former Zelda Director Working on Open World Dress Up RPG, Infinity Nikki

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Former The Legend of Zelda director Kentaro Tominaga is working an open world dress up RPG called Infinity Nikki.

As reported by Kotaku, Tominaga is leading the game at developer PaperGames after working as a designer on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and as director of its Expansion Pass.

Infinity Nikki has an almost Disney mixed with anime aesthetic and a core gameplay loop of exploring a colourful open world full of puzzles and platforming.

Protagonist Nikki can change outfits to perform different abilities and tasks, and as a reveal trailer (above) shows, this will include the likes of fishing, cooking, and catching bugs.

"Join Momo and Nikki as they embark on a new adventure collecting various pieces of clothing, solving puzzles, and uncovering secret areas in the world," the announcement post reads. "Dress for the occasion and equip different outfits to gain access to abilities such as fishing, insect-catching, and floating."

The Nikki franchise began on mobile with Nikki UP2U: A Dressing Story as a much simpler 2D dress up game, and has since gone on to span three further titles all on mobile. This will change with Infinity Nikki, however, which is confirmed for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC alongside Android and iOS devices. No release date or window has been shared so far.

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