DisasterCake, the one man team behind the Kickstarted J-RPG, Soul Saga have given backers and RPG enthusiasts an update on the game’s progress.

For those who do not know, Soul Saga is an upcoming episodic turn-based J-RPG which is inspired by old school PlayStation classics such as Final Fantasy VII, Suikoden, and Persona. Soul Saga will be a title with an anime art style, a narrative that is voiced by veteran voice actors (Todd Haberkorn and Kira Buckland) and an engine built up from Unity.

Previous updates have covered soundtracks, a few past character designs, and environment concepts but in this update, Mike Gale (the developer behind the game) has shared his issues with recent freelance concept artists. However, Mike has also provided new character designs and theme for the game.

With Mithos’ design, Gale wanted to return to something similar to the original KickStarter look of the character with a brighter color scheme and a huge sword.

mithos

A side character by the name of Elise who was redesigned drastically to fit the story that DisasterCake has planned while fitting the cute but mature motif of her personality. Gale has also revealed that Elise has a mechanical leg which is an important factor of her past.

elise

To finish off the update, the developer revealed another section of the soundtrack by Aivi Tran who has over 14,000 subscribers on YouTube and is composing another J-RPG, Cryamore.  The revealed track is called The Bone Road which encompasses the Goblin culture in Soul Saga.

Soul Saga: Episode 1 is scheduled to release on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita,  Wii U, PC, Linux, and Mac sometime in July 2014.

Source: DisasterCake

About The Author

Chris Penwell is an editor who loves an engaging story and interesting combat within games. Previously writing for PlayStation Euphoria, Chris is a fan of most Sony Computer Entertainment titles including Uncharted, The Last of Us, and even White Knight Chronicles but he is open to all platforms. His ultimate goal is to go to E3 and interview the developers who have created the games he has loved throughout the 15 past years of his gaming experiences. His most anticipated games include Kingdom Hearts III, Beyond Good and Evil 2, The Division, Final Fantasy XV, and Destiny.

  • smashbrolink

    Sounds awesome; can’t wait to plop that baby down on my Wii U.