This month I've been primarily researching the story itself, and how it has been retold in the mainstream. In particular, I've been reading the following manga:
As adaptations of the original story, they've been useful tools in developing my own idea of plot and characters to put this into the unique narrative arc of a video game.
In concurrence, I've also begun tinkering with GBDK (Game Boy Dev Kit) as well as accumulating useful resources of deconstructed ROMS. Talk of hardware has also loosely begun.