Today Cygames showcased the direct-feed gameplay of its upcoming action-JRPG Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link.
The gameplay comes from the same demo that was showcased at Granblue Fes in December, but this time around it’s not marred by the abysmal quality of the Nico Nico livestream. It’s also in full 60 frames per second, which is a must for a game by PlatinumGames.
This quick sneak peak basically split in two parts. The first is a peaceful look at a village following familiar character Katalina as she explores the town. We also see the iconic airship Grandcypher in the background.
The second part is a look at battle gameplay featuring more characters from the original mobile game alongside Katalina. We see Rackham, Percival, and Io. Initially, they tackle some small fries, followed by a larger Goblin Knight boss.
The game looks really amazing, with really fast and stylish action gameplay. Considering that Cygames is a relative newcomer in the field of console development (all of the studio’s largest projects are mobile games), this is really impressive. That being said, it isn’t all that surprising considering that the game is co-developed by PlatinumGames.
For those unfamiliar with the franchise, the original Granblue Fantasy is arguably the best mobile JRPG on the market, with a massive fully-voiced storyline, an enormous and diverse cast of characters, music composed by Nobuo Uematsu, fantastic artwork, and some really interesting gameplay. If you want to try it to wet your appetite for the console game, you can find out how to in our handy guide. While the game was officially released only in Japan, it’s fully localized in English.
You can check out the trailer below. If you want to see more, you can enjoy some recent 1080p screenshots, an update from the developers with some info on multiplayer, and more comments from the team promising that the visuals will look even better at release.
Granblue Fantasy Project Re: Link has been announced only for PS4. In an earlier trailer, it was mentioned that the game is bound for release in 2018, but it’s worth mentioning that the latest press release has the release date set as “undecided.”