Publisher Astrolabe Games and Chinese developer FUTU Studio will 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 adopts a classic isometric JRPG experience, combines with action gameplay for its battle system. Players play as the duo of “Sid,” a young boy yearning for the outside world, and “Tori,” a mysterious, time-shifting “Chronus,” experience their adventures in the port city of Astella and beyond.
The game is divided into five chapters. In this intricate interweaving of events, the choices players have made throughout the game will ultimately lead to four different endings and determine the fate of Astella.
The setting: A post-apocalyptic new world
Fifteen years after the catastrophic event known as the “Apocalypse”, the world is still in an era of great turmoil. Even Astella, a port town far from the center of the Vallois empire, is no exception.
Local gangs, slums, external forces and secret societies – all these factions clash over their own agenda and interests. Under such tension, the fragile peace at Astella is about to slide back into all-out conflict.
In a world where time has great power, a new species emerges with a unique gift. The Chronus possess the ability to control time itself through their special power, Chrono, and are bound to their human partners, the “Linked”, by the mysterious Chrono Pact.
Here in Astella, a young boy named Sid longs to escape this small port town and explore the world beyond, but his plans are suddenly interrupted when he is caught up in a dangerous and mysterious case. With the help of his Chronus partner, Torii, Sid embarks on an exciting journey that will test the limits of their bond and threaten to change the order of the world.
The characters: Friends of Astella
Various characters bring their visions and beliefs, as well as their unique personalities and circumstances, together with Sid and Torii to uncover the long-kept mysteries of Astella.
As Sid, you have the power to forge alliances and shape your own personality through your actions and dialogue options. Choose wisely, as your decisions will determine the fate of the various factions within Astella. Team up with those you trust and work together to overcome the impending storm that threatens the country.
The Combat: Forge your own style: customizable weapons and time-bending Chrono power
As Sid’s partner, Torii will also join the fray and fight alongside him. As they level up, players can choose different skills to master different fighting styles. As the story progresses, the pair will also be able to unlock new mechanisms.
As a powerful Chronus, Torii can unleash her special Chrono power at any time to manipulate time during battles when you are at a disadvantage to turn the tide. Sid, on the other hand, can choose two weapons to equip at the same time, from a total of six different weapon types, each with its own upgrade path – Find the fighting style that best suits you and fight against some of the most fearsome enemies!
Check out the launch trailer below. Check out a new set of screenshots at the gallery.