| First look live stream - I am Setsuna! |
Hello again Square Enix fans and thank you to everyone who tuned in to our Final Fantasy IX live stream on Tuesday! We thought it ran pretty well so we’ve decided to stream again for you lovely people. This time around we’ll be playing I am Setsuna (yay!) tomorrow, Friday April 22, at 18:00 BST / 13:00 EST. This will be the first time the English version of the game will be live streamed so you won't want to miss it!
If you read my introductory blog post earlier this week you’ll know I’ve been looking forward to this game since it was first announced at E3 last year and Toby, Dan and I are all really excited to finally have the chance to show it off to you guys!
To give you an idea of what to expect, here is a description of what the team are trying to achieve with this game; "Led by director Atsushi Hashimoto, Tokyo RPG Factory aims to capture the narrative depth, impactful storytelling and masterful character development inspired by the golden era of Japanese role-playing games and bring them to current hardware and technology. With a battle system inspired by the classic hit Chrono Trigger, I am Setsuna brings back authentic RPG gameplay, beautiful art design and a sorrowful story to the new generation."
And here are a few words about Tokyo RPG Factory; "Tokyo RPG Factory is a newly established studio specializing in Japanese RPGs, started in August 2014. The studio revisits the ethos used to develop past RPGs to create a completely new RPG series, which will introduce the authentic JRPG style to current hardware using the technologies of today." As a huge fan of older RPGs this instantly put a smile on my face when I first read it.
From what I’ve seen so far, the game reminds me a lot of Chrono Trigger (which is one of my favourite games of all time) especially as the battle systems in both games are very similar. So if you enjoyed Chrono Trigger then you’ll definitely want to tune in! We'll talk in-depth about how the development team came together, share our thoughts on the game as we're playing live and probably wind each other up along the way. Hopefully you can all join us!