Today, NIS America has announced that the tactical RPG GOD WARS Future Past, from Kadokawa Games, will receive a localization in both North America and Europe in early 2017. The game, which “explores the untold history of Japan through folklore and strategic combat” will receive both a physical and digital release on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Players will get to see Japan’s origin through the eyes of three different nations locked in war. The company claims that players will have “a massive expense of options to develop their strategies from, including a myriad of character classes and equipment” to use throughout a variety of stages.
The company also detailed a bit of the game’s story: in the land of Mizuho, three nations – Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga – are at war. Since ancient times, the people of Mizuho disliked conflict and had lived in harmony with nature – however, with time the people began cultivating crops, creating metal weapons, waging war, and neglect to honor their ancestral spirits. Following a string of natural disasters, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her daughter Sakuya, and then sealed her other daughter Kaguya away in case she was needed as a sacrifice to stop other disasters in the future. The story truly begins when Princess Kaguya is freed by her childhood friend Kintaro 13 years later. The two set off on a journey across Mizuho to learn the truth behind Queen Tsukuyomi’s actions.
NIS America also created a website for the title (that is currently rather bare). We’ll update you with more information on the title as it continues to come in. GOD WARS Future Past releases in both North America and Europe early next year, for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.
Although we really don’t know too much about the game itself so far, I’d have to say that GOD WARS Future Past seems to have an interesting artstyle, if nothing else. We’ll have to wait to see how both the story and gameplay stack up, but my gut feeling is that the title will be something for Tactical RPG fans to look out for next year.
Here are some screenshots of the Japanese version of the game