A highly anticipated Nintendo Switch game is now coming to PS4 and PS5, in addition to PC. In games, the RPG genre is one of the most popular genres. Within the RPG genre, the action-RPG is probably the most common. However, there was a time in gaming where the turn-based RPG was THE RPG. The heyday of the turn-based RPG is long gone. The genre still lives on, but not with the same meaning. That said, one of the most anticipated indie games in the industry right now is a turn-based RPG, and it’s called sea of stars. Previously it was only announced for PC and Nintendo Switch, but recently that changed with developer Sabotage Studio announcing that when the game launches in 2023 it will also be coming to PS4 and PS5. Unfortunately, there’s nothing more specific beyond “2023” when it comes to the release date. What those who have been looking forward to the game is a new trailer.
For those who don’t know, this isn’t Sabotage Studio’s first rodeo. Their previous game — The messenger – suggests that the studio has the quality to meet the anticipation. That said, The messenger, as an action platformer, is a completely different game. So it will be interesting to see if the team can pivot in a completely different direction and maintain the same level of quality. So far it looks like they can.
“sea of stars is a turn-based RPG inspired by the classics,” reads an official pitch for the game. It tells the story of two solstice children who will combine the powers of the sun and the moon to perform Eclipse Magic, the only force capable of repelling the monstrous creations of the evil alchemist known as the Fleshmancer.”
As of press time, there is still no word on other platforms. Obviously, the big one missing right now is Xbox (Xbox One, Xbox Series S, and Xbox Series X), which is odd because Microsoft has gobbled up those types of games for Xbox Game Pass.
As always, feel free to leave a comment or two to let us know what you think or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and keep me posted there. Will you be picking this one up when it comes out next year? If so, on which platform?