At this year’s Game Developers Conference, the newest studio within the Square Enix, Tokyo RPG Factory, was on hand to reveal its debut title — I AM SETSUNA. The title is slated for digital release for the west this summer on the PlayStation 4 and Steam.
Led by director Atsushi Hashimoto, Tokyo RPG Factory aims to capture the narrative depth, impactful storytelling and masterful character development inspired by the golden era of Japanese role-playing games and bring them to current hardware and technology. With a battle system inspired by the classic hit CHRONO TRIGGER, I AM SETSUNA brings back authentic RPG gameplay, beautiful art design and a sorrowful story to the new generation.
Unfortunately, the Vita version of I AM SETSUNA looks to be all but cancelled here in the west, leaving the most capable handheld to miss out on another JRPG that could benefit from the Vita’s mobility.