Today Kadokawa Games announced the release date of the demo of its upcoming strategy JRPG Relayer.
The demo will release on February 25, 2022, on the Japanese PlayStation Store at 6:00 pm Japan Time. At the moment we don’t know whether a demo in English is also coming.
It’ll let you try out the game until the end of chapter 2, which includes nine stages from the main story, and save games will be transferable to the Japanese version when it launches.
You’ll also be able to progress up to level 30, while the level cap of the release version will be 300.
It’ll be released on both target platforms for the game, PS5 and PS4.
On top of the demo news, we also get new gameplay from a livestream hosted by Famitsu, showcasing a battle, a boss battle, and a look at the progression system.
You can enjoy it below.
Relayer will release simultaneously worldwide (including Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe) on March 24, 2022, for PS5 and PS4.
If you’d like to learn more about the game, you can check out an official description below.
“A next-generation robot SRPG set in a sci-fi alternate reality, in which Starchildren—humans who have been granted special abilities—take on an extraterrestrial threat. Relayer’s battle system focuses on combat robot types and jobs, which represent a unit’s unique characteristics, and aggro, a stat which visualizes how easily they are targeted by enemies. Relayer also features exciting special attacks such as Backstab, a pincer move, and Big Bang, a move with a vast area of effect. Approximately 100 unique cutscenes play during battles throughout the game, and stage maps are all illustrated in high-quality, full 3D.
The story takes place on Earth in the year 2051, in a future where humanity’s expansion into outer space is in full swing. Earth is in the midst of an invasion by mysterious extraterrestrial beings called Relayers. Humans with special abilities, called Starchildren, have also appeared, along with the legacy of an ancient alien civilization that is said to have died out centuries ago. Players command a squadron of Stellar Gear, humanoid weapons developed from the technology of that extinct alien civilization, and the Asterism, a ship capable of interstellar travel, to defend Earth from the invading Relayer aliens.”
You can also check out the original reveal, additional details, the first trailer, another promotional video, the first reveal of the rich cast of characters that will populate the game, the second, another extensive trailer, a look at gameplay, more information, even more gameplay, another video, a trailer featuring the mecha, and one focusing on the cast of characters.