Posted Wed Sep 14, 2016 at 05:10 AM PDT by Sophia Edwards
A strategy RPG based on Japanese folklore.
NIS America has announced that they will be bringing Kadokawa's Strategy RPG 'God Wars: Future Past' to the West on PS4 and Vita in early 2017. The game, heavily inspired by titles such as 'Final Fantasy Tactics' and 'Fire Emblem' tells a story based on Japanese folklore and history and features class-based tactical battles. NIS describes the game as follows:
A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits.
In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her “fate to be a sacrifice,” and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi’s decision.
A tale steeped in Japanese tradition – Step into Japan as you have never before seen it, and discover the wonder has that captivated orators, storytellers, and generations of people. Discover their stories, and meet the Myriad gods.
A wealth of customization and tactics – Customize 14 playable characters from more than 30 classes with 400+ skills and more than 250 unique pieces of equipment as you mold your party to face each new challenge.
Visuals from another age – Inspired by traditional Japanese ink painting and wood carving art, the artwork of God Wars will transport players to an age filled with mythology and wonder.
The publisher has confirmed that the game will receive a digital and physical release across both platforms.
I'm fairly interested in this, and I'm glad that the PS4 will be receiving more SRPGs. The game looks fairly standard, but being traditional certainly isn't a bad thing, and Kadokawa seems to have a strong understanding of what makes the genre work, so this should be a good time for SRPG fans.
Source: NIS America
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