Turn-based RPG Chained Echoes will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Steam and GOG on December 8 for $24.99, publisher Deck13 Spotlight and developer Matthias Linda announced. It will also be available via Xbox Game Pass for Console, Cloud, and PC.
A physical edition published by First Press Games will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in summer 2023.
Here is an overview of the game, via Deck13 Spotlight:
A Magnus Opus Seven Years in the Making
After seven years of development, the Magnum Opus from solo developer Matthias Linda Chained Echoes—a traditional, all encompassing JRPG, inspired by classics of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and PlayStation 1 era—is finally finished. Gamers from all around the world can now engage in an outstanding JRPG fantasy that is full of exciting challenges and appeal.
Players will find themselves within the continent of Valandis, after centuries of war finally at peace. However, this world they are in is marked by possible conflict, and rumors that a weapon of mass destruction is an imminent danger. Peace is fragile, conflicts lasting for centuries just won’t disappear, a new war could break loose anytime soon…
Can a group of strangers restore the peace?
Can the weapon be destroyed?
Welcome to the Overdrive!
Chained Echoes is packed; featuring magic, mechs, swords, boss fights, turn based combat, a complex story and roughly 40 hours of content. While being a turn based game, the Overdrive-Combat System ensures that the fights are fast paced while still offering massive tactical depth. Creatively tune the skill set of your party and slay even the most vicious foes like a whirlwind!
In Chained Echoesmedieval Fantasy meets modern Steampunk, so get ready for both sword duels and Mech fights!
An incredible, carefully crafted world awaits, filled with otherworldly creatures, multiple nations of human and humanoid races, brimming with individual lore and culture for the player to dig into. In the wild, Valandis’ varied environments are a true paradise for adventurers, each with their unique look and special challenges, threatening bosses and exciting secrets!
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