If you don't mind me providing a little bit of conjecture here, I am very excited to get my hands on I Am Setsuna after it was revealed at E3 2015 and explored during last year's Tokyo Game Show. Now that it has been out in Japan and the response has been very positive, I am counting down the days until it finally reaches our shores.
Thankfully, we don't have to wait much longer as Square Enix announced today that those of us in the West will get to experience the throwback JRPG on July 19th in North America and Europe. The game will see a release for both the PlayStation 4 and Steam as a digital-only edition.
I Am Setsuna tells the sorrowful story of Setsuna, a young woman of incredible inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to the save the people of her land. Players will be immersed in an emotional and unforgettable story of true bravery as Setsuna leaves her hometown with her bodyguards on a journey to the farthest land.
New character illustrations, revealing details of the heroine Setsuna and her bodyguard Endir, were also released. Endir, the main playable character, is a skilled mercenary whose destiny is changed upon meeting Setsuna.
I Am Setsuna offers beautiful art and game design that harken back to Japanese role-playing game classics of yesteryear, and includes various features inspired by legendary titles from the golden era of JRPGs, such as Chrono Trigger‘s memorable battle system.
Take a look at a new trailer along with several new screenshots below: