Marvelous Europe and Xseed Games announced the western release date of the upcoming JRPG by FuRyu Trinity Trigger.
The game will launch in the west for PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on May 16.
Xseed Games has not yet announced the release date for North America officially, but it should be in the same ballpark.
Update: Xseed Games reached out to announce the release date for North America, and it's actually considerably earlier compared to Europe, on April 25.
You can also watch a trailer below.
The game comes from the mind of a team of veteran JRPG developers including artist Nobuteru Yuki (Trials of Mana, Chrono Cross), character designer Raita Kazama (Xenoblade), scenario writer Yura Kubota (Octopath Traveler and Bravely Default 2), and composer Hiroki Kikuta (Secret of Mana, Trials of Mana). That's certainly quite the pedigree.
The game has already been available in Japan for a while. It released on the local market in September 2022. It's an interesting mix of JRPG mechanics, including a bit of Pokemon. This isn't surprising as among the team there are also veterans from the franchise by Game Freak, who worked on the Pokemon-like "Triggers."
If you're unfamiliar with the game, here's how the publisher describes it:
Trinity Trigger is an all-new action role-playing game combining the look and feel of iconic RPGs of the ‘90s with an emphasis on fast-paced, customizable combat. Players take control of three young heroes as they attempt to defy fate and save the continent of Trinitia. Accompanying them are the Triggers, strange creatures with the unique ability to transform into eight types of weapons that players must master if they hope to be successful on their quest. Whether playing alone or with up to two friends via local co-op, explore diverse biomes and dungeons, strategize to exploit enemy weaknesses, and change your destiny!
Master the Weapons of the Gods— Solve puzzles and defeat enemies alone or with friends in local co-op as players traverse the dungeons of each Arma, towers made from the fallen weapons of the gods.
Seek Out Trinitia’s Mysteries— Reveal hidden passages by exploring every last bit of Trinitia’s diverse biomes and chat with townsfolk for clues to uncover the heavily guarded secrets held in these forests, deserts, snowfields, and more.
Change the Tide of Battle— Make expert use of the Weapon Wheel in battle to change between eight weapon types on the fly – every enemy has a weakness and finding and exploiting it is the key to victory.
A Generational Role-Playing Epic— Trinity Trigger was inspired by the iconic RPGs of yesteryear, but its accessible and rewarding gameplay incorporates modern flourishes to make it an exciting new adventure.