The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave

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The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave
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Developer(s) Genius Sonority
Publisher(s) Genius Sonority
Composer(s) Hitoshi Sakimoto
Azusa Chiba
Yoshimi Kudo
Mitsuhiro Kaneda
Kimihiro Abe
Masaharu Iwata
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS eShop
  • JP: February 8, 2012
  • NA: September 27, 2012
  • PAL: December 6, 2012
Genre(s) Role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player

The Denpa Men: They Came By Wave (電波人間のRPG?, Denpa Ningen no RPG) is a 3D augmented reality video game developed and published by Genius Sonority for the Nintendo 3DS's eShop. It was released in Japan on February 8, 2012, in North America on September 27, 2012 and in Europe and Australia on December 6, 2012. A sequel named The Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves was released in Japan and in the West. The title features improved gameplay, more dungeons, and other additions.[1] The third game in the series, The Denpa Men 3: The Rise of Digitoll, was released in Japan on August 7, 2013, in North America, Europe and Australia on May 8, 2014. On July 2, 2014, it was announced that a fourth title, The Denpa Men RPG Free! would be free-to-play. It was released in Japan on July 23, 2014.[2]


In Denpa Men, the player captures Denpa Men to form a party to explore dungeons. Using the Nintendo 3DS's camera, Denpa Men will appear in the player's surroundings when near a Wi-Fi signal or scanning a QR code. Denpa Men differ by name, color, appearance, and abilities.

Combat is not random and follows the traditional RPG formula with an auto-battle option.[3][4] Other common RPG elements that appear in the game are treasure chests, item shops, and non-player characters.


The Denpa Men live on a small island which has a house, a shrine so that if Denpa Men die, players can retrieve them, a shop, and a tower that has an antenna on it that allows the player to catch Denpa Men called Antenna Tower. There is also a dock with a boat that takes players to many different islands in the game. Players can soon unlock a museum of Denpa Men, a PC for QR Code scanning and a bonus building.


There are waves in the air that are invisible to the naked eye. In these waves are little creatures known as Denpa Men. They live on a little island in these waves. Players can capture them using a tower on the island. There is also a Denpa Woman, Crystal.


  1. ^ Ishaan (October 25, 2012). "The Denpa Men Developer Interview: On Developing Novel Products". Siliconera. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ NintenDaan (2014-07-02). "Denpa Ningen no RPG FREE! announced for the Japanese 3DS eShop". GoNintendo. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  3. ^ JC Fletcher (October 2, 2012). "Portabliss: The Denpa Men (3DS eShop)". Joystiq. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  4. ^ Jonathan Holmes (October 23, 2012). "Review: The 'Denpa' Men: They Came By Wave". Destructoid. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 

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