Post-apocalyptic RPG Showa American Story announced for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC
Publisher 2P Games and developer NEKCOM Entertainment (Dying: Reborn) have announced Showa American Story, set to release for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC (Steam). No release window information has been revealed at this time.
The game is a post-apocalyptic RPG set in a mixed Japanese-American society, also described as 'an enthusiastic love letter to the '80s pop culture that features a strong taste of B-Movies.'
An announcement trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via 2P Games. The official website is here. Thanks to Gematsu for the heads up!
Post-apocalyptic "Showa America" and "A teenage girl revived from the dead"
Showa 66, Japan has bought out most of the United States with its strong economic power. A surge of immigration has firmly planted Japanese culture within the American continent. Two cultures are rapidly amalgamated, although conflicts are inevitable, citizens gradually adapt to a life never imagined as time goes by.
However, a mysterious catastrophic incident changes the world drastically. The social order is long gone. An unknown amount of time passes, a teenage girl mysteriously revives from the dead, only to find a brand new wild post-apocalyptic world with zombies, monsters, and human survivors of different backgrounds and beliefs.
What happened to me and the whole world? With many questions in her mind and trying to find answers, Choko embarks on an adventurous journey across the United States that will change her forever.
Fast-paced Exciting and Strategy-based Combat
Second life is not the only thing given to the girl, but also a mysterious and frightening power.
SAS features a free-flowing and brutal combat style. Players will fight against hordes of zombies and monsters, moving, attacking, and dodging in countless fast-paced combat situations. Get ready to dive into the ocean of ketchup!
Melee weapons, ranged weapons, and some... strange weapons. Players are encouraged to choose all kinds of distinguishing weapons that satisfy their combat style and use different attack moves and abilities to fight their way out among different types of zombies, monsters, and bosses.
"Living and become stronger" in "A Journey of 80s Pop Culture"
It's more than just combat in Choko's long journey.
SAS will take the player back to the 80s, a golden era filled with good old memories, to experience the unique scenery of post-apocalyptic "Showa America", while exploring stories of people and survivors of different backgrounds.
Using a big RV as Choko's new home, players will be able to customize and upgrade it, as well as enhance Choko's status and unlock abilities through various enjoyable "Living Activities" gameplay with all kinds of resources found during exploration and combat, such as new weapons, costumes, collectibles, EXPs, and last but not least, unexpected nostalgic mini-games. Live a better life and become stronger, even if it is the end of the world!