Sea of Stars confirmed for a Nintendo Switch release in Winter 2022

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Creators of The Messenger Sabotage Studio have announced that turn based RPG Sea of Stars will be heading to Nintendo Switch when it launches in Holiday 2022.

As previously revealed back in 2020, the game will be a prequel to the 2018 platformer, but you won’t need to know that game’s story to follow the plot. You’ll play as Valere and Zale, two youths fated to become the Solstice Warriors. They have powers of the sun and moon, which together combine to form Eclipse Magic. They’ll use this magic to fight the forces of the evil alchemist The Fleshmancer.

Despite being a turn-based RPG, Sea of Stars also promises a traversal system that takes cues from The Messenger. Combat meanwhile, will include a system that sees you press the action button in sync with your character’s animation for a damage boost. You’ll also get to play with multi-character combo attacks, boosting and a strategic “locks” system. There’s no random encounters, no immersion-breaking transitions and no grinding.

If you fancy a change of pace, there’s also a bunch of side-activities to be found. These include cooking, fishing, sailing and in what’s becoming an RPG tradition, an in-game boardgame known as ‘Wheels’ to master. The soundtrack to the game also features original contributions by legendary Chrono Trigger composer, Yasunori Mitsuda.

Sea of Stars will launch for Nintendo Switch and PC in ‘Holiday 2022’. The game will also head to more platforms too, with announcements of which ones promised for the Spring.

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Sea of Stars

  • Release Date: August 28, 2023
    • - 31 December 2022 (PC)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): RPG