Classics-Inspired Chained Echoes launches on December 8 for consoles and PC

Deck13 Spotlight has announced that Chained Echoes will launch on December 8 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam).

Chained Echoes was originally a crowd-funded RPG by developer Matthias Linda and ran its Kickstarter campaign back in early 2019. Publisher Deck13 picked up the project in 2020, and has been working with Matthias Linda to develop and release the 16-bit style fantasy RPG with mechs.

A release date trailer, description, and screenshot set can be found below, via Deck13.

Chained Echoes, the long-awaited, pixel-perfect JRPG developed by Matthias Linda and published by Deck13 Spotlight, has finally received a release date! Perfectly blending fantasy with mechs and airships, this story-driven epic will arrive on December 8 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. The game will also be available through Xbox Game Pass for PC, consoles and the Cloud on day one.

After seven years of development, solo developer Matthias Linda’s magnum opus Chained Echoes is a traditional, all-encompassing JRPG inspired by the classics of the SNES and PSX era. Gamers from all around the world will be able to explore an outstanding JRPG fantasy full of exciting challenges and appeal. The game’s new trailer reveals more gameplay, showing off the combat system, some mecha fights and the stunning pixel visuals Matthias has created.

Players will find themselves on the continent of Valandis, finally at peace after centuries of war. But peace is fragile, conflicts lasting for centuries just won’t disappear, and a new war could break loose at any time… Can a group of strangers restore the peace?

Chained Echoes is packed full of magic, mechs, swords, boss fights, turn-based combat, a complex story and roughly 40 hours of content. The game’s overdrive-combat system ensures fights are fast-paced while still offering massive tactical depth. Creatively tune the skill set of your party and slay even the most vicious foes like a whirlwind!

In Chained Echoes, medieval fantasy meets modern steampunk, so get ready for both sword duels and mech fights! An incredible, carefully crafted world awaits, filled with otherworldly creatures and multiple nations of human and humanoid races, all brimming with individual lore and culture to dig into. In the wild, Valandis' varied environments are a true paradise for adventurers, each with their own unique look and special challenges, menacing bosses and exciting secrets!

Chained Echoes will also receive a physical release in summer 2023 and is now available for pre-order. Exclusively distributed by First Press Games, it will receive premium physical editions for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC DVD, with different variants in terms of included goodies and merch. Esoundsignal’s original soundtrack as a two-CD release is also on offer separately.

For all details, visit First Press Games’ web store:

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