Publisher Astrolabe Games and Chinese developer FUTU Studio to release RPG souls of chronos for PlayStation 5, Switch, and PC via Steam on February 14, the companies announced. It will support English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese language options.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Astrolabe Games:
souls of chronos It adopts a classic isometric JRPG experience, mixing with action gameplay for its combat system. Playing as the duo of “Sid”, a young man longing for the outside world, and “Tori”, a mysterious time-bending “Chronus”, players will experience their adventures in the port city of Astella and beyond.
The game is divided into five chapters. In this intricate intertwining of events, the choices players make throughout the game will ultimately lead to four different endings and determine Astella’s fate.
The background: a new post-apocalyptic world
Fifteen years after the cataclysmic event known as the “Apocalypse,” the world is still in an age of great unrest. Even Astella, a port city far from the center of the Vallois Empire, is no exception.
Local gangs, slum dwellers, outside forces, and secret societies: all these factions clash over their own agendas and interests. Under such strain, the fragile peace in Astella is on the verge of slipping back into all-out conflict.
In a world where time has great power, a new species arises with a unique gift. The Chronus possess the ability to control time itself through their special power, Chrono, and are linked to their fellow humans, the “Linked”, through the mysterious Chrono Pact.
Here in Astella, a young man named Sid longs to escape this small port town and explore the world beyond, but his plans are abruptly cut short when he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous and mysterious case. With the help of his Chronus companion, Torii, Sid embarks on an exciting journey that will test the limits of his bond and threaten to upend the very order of the world.
The Characters: Friends of Astella
Bringing their visions and beliefs, as well as their unique personalities and circumstances, various characters will join Sid and Torii to uncover Astella’s long-held mysteries.
As Sid, you have the power to forge alliances and shape your own personality through your actions and dialogue choices. Choose wisely, as your decisions will determine the fate of the various factions within Astella. Partner with those you trust and work together to weather the storm that threatens the earth.
The Combat: Forge Your Own Style: Customizable Weapons and Time-Bending Chrono Power
As Sid’s partner, Torii will also join the fight and fight alongside him. As they level up, players can choose different skills to master different combat styles. In addition, with the progress of the story, the couple will be able to unlock new mechanisms.
As a powerful Chronus, Torii can unleash his special Chrono power to manipulate time during combat at any time when you’re at a disadvantage to turn the tide. Sid, on the other hand, can choose two weapons to equip at the same time, out of a total of six different weapon types, each with its own upgrade path – find the combat style that suits you best and fight some of the most fearsome enemies. !
Check out the launch trailer below. See a new set of screenshots in the gallery.