Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu includes a nice little treat for fans of JRPGs on consoles. You’ll possibly remember Kadokawa Games’ recently-released mobile game Starly Girls: Episode Starsia. While normally IPs end up going from consoles to smartphones in Japan, much to our chagrin, this time around Starly Girls is going the opposite direction.
Kadokawa Games announced that a new strategy RPG for home consoles is in development at Tokyo-based studio Gcraft. At the moment no release window or platform has been announced.
Interestingly, Kadokawa Games President Yoshimi Yasuda explains that the game will be set in the same world as the mobile title. It will still feature the Starly Girls and their mecha named G-Gear, but it will be set at a different time in the world’s timeline.
The original Starly Girls game places the player in command of a squadron of cute girls piloting giant mecha to protect the planet against an alien threat. At the moment we don’t know how this story will extend in the console game. That being said, it appears to be a quite important project for Kadokawa Games.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as we hear something more precise, but for now, you can check out the first artwork published by Famitsu below.