By Leif Conti-Groome / June 13th, 2016
The fine folks at Kadowaka Games recently released a developer diary for their upcoming tactical RPG God Wars: Beyond Time. The clip is labelled as the ‘Creators Voice’ and features the director of scenarios and concepts, Mr. Yoshimi; the storyteller, Mr. Shiro; and monster designer, Mr. Sawaki. The three discuss the importance of Japanese myths and folklore for the game. And, while the video is in the developers’ native tongue, you can turn on English subtitles in the settings for the YouTube clip.
A few other details are mentioned during the video diary such as Mr. Sawaki’s goal to design creatures that stay true to ancient drawing techniques and even tidbits about the story. In the midst of different countries warring with one another to claim dominance over all others, the land is ravaged by these fierce battles. The world spirits are displeased with humanity and start unleashing all manner of natural disasters to punish these warmongers. With this taking place ,Princess Kaguya escapes from a ritual sacrifice and travels far and wide to meet strange, new people and eventually become the one to lead Japan out of darkness.
God Wars: Beyond Time does not have a release date for Japan apart from the vague 2016 placeholder on the official site. It is, however, scheduled to appear at the Tokyo Game Show this September, which means it should come out in the later part of the year. It will be appearing on PS4 and Vita and will be coming out worldwide at some unannounced date. We will let you know more about this visually striking tactical RPG as it happens and, hopefully soon, we’ll know when it will be reaching Western shores.
God WarsGod Wars: Beyond TimeJapanese mythologyKadowaka GamesTactical RPG