There is a new indie JRPG in the works. Project Phoenix, as it’s being called, is a sprawling adventure that combines traditional RPG-style gameplay and hints of RTS elements to create a unique combat system. The game is big news since the team working on the game is comprised of members that have been part of big AAA titles such as the Final Fantasy series, Halo 4, Crysis 3, L.A. Noire, and Diablo III. Even the composer from the Final Fantasy series, Nobuo Uematsu, will be making an appearance. The game has been stated to be released on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android with a possibility of a PS4 and PS Vita release, according to PSU.
The game will be revealed in full in three days, but you can keep a weather eye on the official site for all the developing news surrounding this epic-looking indie.
To whet your appetite, here’s what the developers had to say about Project Phoenix in a recent press release:
Players will follow the story of the amnesiac angel, Ruffles, who has landed in the world of Azuregard and encounters the troubled Templar, Marcus Stern. Together with the elven princess Sylrianah, who is reserved but curious to see the world beyond the forest, and Zarum the Lost, a battlemage with his own internal conflicts , they form an unlikely bond. These four heroes must discover their place in a world brought to war by misunderstanding and ignorance, and perhaps ultimately even save it from itself.
Project Phoenix is a sprawling adventure where you will travel and battle enemies across Azuregard. The game departs from traditional RPG conventions through its use of RTS elements, yielding a combat system that is fast-paced and dynamic. Furthermore, players can have their characters interact with environmental terrain features be it rope bridges or boulders, to create tactical advantages.
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