Today NIS America announced the release dates for North America and Europe of the upcoming strategy JRPG by Kadokawa Games God War: Future Past.
The game will launch in North America on March 28th, and in Europe on March 31st. Interestingly, this is earlier than the Japanese release. Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu announced a release window in April for the Japanese market.
The game comes with a deep story based on Japanese folklore, and a deep class system that give characters distinctive playstyles. Below you can read the official blurb and feature list:
About the story:
A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits. In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her “fate to be a sacrifice,” and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi’s decision.
A tale steeped in Japanese tradition – Step into Japan as you have never before seen it, and discover the wonder has that captivated orators, storytellers, and generations of people. Discover their stories, and meet the Myriad gods.
A wealth of customization and tactics – Customize 14 playable characters from more than 30 classes with 400+ skills and more than 250 unique pieces of equipment as you mold your party to face each new challenge.
Visuals from another age – Inspired by traditional Japanese ink painting and wood carving art, the artwork of GOD WARS will transport players to an age filled with mythology and wonder.
If you want to see more about the game, you can also check out the latest trailer, and a few screenshots of the localization, alongside quite a few more from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu, introducing new character and giving another glimpse on gameplay.
To learn more, you can also read our full interview with Game Director and Kadokawa Games President Yoshimi Yasuda.