Tokyo RPG Factory and Square Enix announced over on the official website that I Am Setsuna, the isometric JRPG paying homage to the 16-bit era of SNES games will be an official launch title for the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd.
The game will only be available as a digital download, so sadly you won’t be able to waltz into a GameStop nearby and demand a copy of the title. You will be able to load it to your Nintendo Switch’s hard drive, assuming it isn’t completely filled up with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The game will feature an exclusive new mode for the Nintendo Switch in the form of the “Temporal Battle Arena” where players can face off against the parties of other players. The game is currently available on the PS4 and PC for $39.99, so it’s likely that the price will stay the same for the Nintendo Switch version. It’s also rated E10+, so you don’t have to worry about monitoring the game for little Timmy.
I Am Setsuna is a classic throwback to turn-based JRPGs from the SNES. It utilizes some new-school tech, such as HD art assets and various graphics renders to give gamers a visually appeasing experience.
The story to the game was beyond somber, and the combat got a little bit repetitious due to the limitations on the techs, but it was a solid first outing by newcomers Tokyo RPG Factory. I’m actually quite excited to see what they do next. They also didn’t succumb to turning I Am Setsuna into some political propaganda message, so props to them on that. I know it’s sad that we even have to praise developers for attempting to make games first rather than propaganda, but seriously this is the time we live in.
You can look to get your hands on the game starting March 3rd for the Nintendo Switch.