The indie developer Kobojo today revealed that its JRPG titled Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey will be launched as a premium title (not free-to-play as previously announced) on principles for iOS mobile platforms in Europe and the US at the end of the year, while for PC and Sony they will soon announce a specific release date.
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The game is developed in the Scottish study Dundee, and has the support of Kazushige Nojima (writer of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X) and Hitoshi Sakimoto (composer of Final Fantasy Tactics, Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy XII).
Combining some of the most classic elements of JRPGs, this innovative RPG adventure combines an impersive and intense combat, along with a lot of freedom to explore, object creation and a unique history; all presented in a 2D environment art and accompanied by a great soundtrack. At launch, Zodiac will be available as a premium app in the App Store, offering multiple areas to explore, numerous dungeons, hundreds of hours of missions and side missions, worked cinematic sequences and epic encounters against bosses. The game will grow with the future release of updates, in the form of episodes, which will unravel the history of Orcanon. Subsequent releases will add new areas added more classes and powers, and because they know new and interesting characters, and above all, many new challenges that will reveal all the mysteries of this world.
“The heart and soul of Zodiac is to bring players the experience of a classic JRPG, regardless of platform, exactly that kind of experience they enjoy most fans in the JRPG, and unfortunately, it seems that it is not so common as it was in the past “, said the CEO of Kobojo, Mario Rizzo. “Thanks to the feedback obtained after teaching the game during GDC and E3, we have taken the decision to change from the traditional model free-to-play Kobojo to make Zodiac: Odyssey Orcanon a premium game for the Western market. We are pleased to announce that at launch the game will have an original story of Nojima-san and be a title with great gameplay. We all hope to see a new JRPG unique shopping and will feature content updates in the form of episodes, which will continue the epic saga of Orcanon “.