Square Enix released some new artwork from their upcoming RPG I Am Setsuna today, showing off some characters and locations players will be seeing during their journey. The four characters featured resemble a Samuria, Mage, Dragoon and some kind of Thief looking character. Take a look at the artwork below, along with a couple of environments.
I Am Setsuna harkens back to the JRPGs of the 90s. Games like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VI are direct inspirations for everything from the story to the battle system. The development team’s goal was to evoke nostalgia for anyone that had a love of these older JRPGs. Here’s a very quick overview of the game’s story from its official webiste.
“To maintain peace, once a decade, a sacrifice was offered to a fiend on the island. However, one year, the fiend grew violent before the next sacrifice was due. Those living on the island were afraid and tried to calm the fiend by offering a sacrifice; Setsuna, chosen because of her powers of enchantment. Setsuna must leave with her safeguards for the farthest land, where the ceremony of sacrifice will be held.”
Square Enix also announced a couple different pre-order bonuses for anyone who buys the game on the PlayStation Network and Steam. PlayStation users will get access to two dynamic themes at the time of pre-order, Kuro (Black) a night-time based theme, and Shiro (white), which is the same image during the day. You can also see both themes in the gallery below. Anyone who pre-order on PSN will also gain access to an exclusive digital music track from composer Tomoki Miyoshi, titled “Eternal Winter.” Alternatively, anyone who pre-orders the game on Steam will get access to an exclusive digital music track titled “The Warmth of Hope.”
I Am Setsuna releases July 19, for PlayStation 4 and PC for $39.99. Have you pre-ordered the game already, or are these bonuses enough to make you do so? Are you excited for I Am Setsuna’s callback to classic JRPGs? Let us know down in the comments.