Publisher Astrolabe Games and Chinese developer FUTU Studio will release an RPG Soul of Chronos for PlayStation 5, Switch and PC via Steam on February 14, the companies announced. It will support English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
Here’s an overview of the game via Astrolabe Games:
Soul of Chronos uses a classic isometric JRPG experience that blends with action gameplay for its combat system. Playing as the duo of “Sid”, a young boy yearning for the outside world, and “Tori”, the mysterious, time-bending “Chronus”, players will experience their adventures in the port city of Astella and beyond.
The game is divided into five chapters. In this complex interweaving of events, the choices players make throughout the game will lead to four different endings and determine Astella’s fate.
Background: post-apocalyptic new world
Fifteen years after the catastrophic event known as the “Apocalypse”, the world is still in an era of great turmoil. Astella, a port city far from the center of the Vallois empire, is no exception.
Local gangs, slum dwellers, outside forces and secret societies – all these factions clash with each other for their own agenda and interests. Under such tension, Astella’s fragile peace is on the verge of slipping back into all-out conflict.
In a world where time has great power, a new species emerges with a unique gift. Chronus have the ability to control time itself through their special power, Chrono, and are linked to their human partners, the “Linked”, through the mysterious Chrono Pact.
Here in Astella, a young boy named Sid longs to escape this small port town and explore the world beyond, but his plans are suddenly cut short when he finds himself involved in a dangerous and mysterious case. Aided by his chronic partner, Torii, Sid embarks on an exciting journey that will test the limits of their bond and threaten to topple the very order of the world.
Characters: Friends from Astella
A variety of characters, bringing their own visions and beliefs, as well as their own unique personalities and circumstances, join Sid and Toria in unraveling Astella’s long-kept mysteries.
As Sid, you have the power to form alliances and shape your own personality through your actions and dialogue options. Choose wisely as your decisions determine the fate of the various factions in Astella. Team up with those you trust and work together to overcome the impending storm that threatens the land.
The Combat: Forge Your Own Style: Customizable weapons and Time-Bending Chrono Power
As Sid’s sidekick, Torii will join the fight and fight alongside him. As they progress, players can choose different skills to handle different fighting styles. Also, as the story progresses, the pair will be able to unlock new mechanics.
As a powerful Chronus, Torii can unleash his special Chrono power to manipulate time during combat whenever you are at a disadvantage to turn the tide. Sid, on the other hand, can choose two weapons to equip at the same time, from a total of six different weapon types, each with its own upgrade path – Find the fighting style that suits you best and fight the most fearsome enemies. !
Check out the launch trailer below. Check out the new set of screenshots in the gallery.
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