Moments ago, Sabotage Studio just revealed, Sea of Stars, a new turn-based RPG set in the world of the critically acclaimed action platformer, The Messenger (which you can read my full review on here). Following the story of the two Children of Solstice, you’ll embark on a thoughtfully made ode to 90’s RPG classics that are no doubt masterfully crafted knowing the care and detail that Sabotage Studio puts into their projects.
Approaching nostalgia with a modern lens is something I feel comfortable Sea of Stars will nail in every regard. Promising an emotional story with silliness sprinkled in, gorgeously animated pixels, and a soundtrack from Rainbowdragoneyes, and gameplay that has exploration and detail carefully woven together under the guise of your favorite SNES RPG, Sea of Stars has the opportunity to do for RPGs what The Messenger did for action platformers. The vanguards of the new school who revere the past, I’m confident anything that Sabotage touches going forward will continue to be the benchmark for not just indie developers, but the biggest studios around.
You can watch the trailer for Sea of Stars and support their newly launched Kickstarter campaign to see for yourself why I cannot wait to play this new game from our friends in Canada. It should’ve come as no surprise to me that creative director, Thierry Boulanger, would be making an RPG next, knowing his love for Chrono Trigger and how he tried to make me disavow my love for Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars when he joined us on the Pass The Controller Podcast a while back. He grew up loving the Ninja Gaiden series, he also loved Chrono Trigger— I can’t wait to see the results.
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