Nearly a month ago, Canadian developer Sabotage revealed that the team will be disclosing new information on its second title during the spring equinox in the following month. The team is notorious from the 2018 released Ninja Gaiden spiritual successor, The Messenger. Although the inaugurating title is the only stepping stone for the game as of now, the brief teaser trailer left implications for a different approach leading the game’s first reveal.
Now today, Sabotage has emerged to reveal the studio’s next project, Sea of Stars. The title is said to be set in the same universe as The Messenger, but prior to the events of the platformer. You can view the full trailer in the video below:
Unlike the first project from Sabotage, Sea of Stars is a turn-based RPG offering a new approach to the already invested universe. What makes the likes of the game more interesting is that battles do not open a different battlefield as you will instead initiate battles right where you stand. Other expected traits like grinding is also out the window as well since experience is rewarded through the game’s campaign and involved combat system.
Although the game is centered to be turn-based allowing the game to play for you when prompting the respected action, players can still participate in battle. Such as the timed hits which allow players to prompt at the precise moment to deal additional damage. Another is spell breaking which can essential disarm enemies from casting spells if properly handled to cancel the action.
Another aspect that branches even further is the game’s cast: for the sake of the announcement and withholding story-related spoilers, Sabotage revealed the first two of six characters, Zale “The Sunboy” and Valere “The Moongirl.” The team did not share if the playable party will increase in count beyond two for now.
Unlike Sabotage’s first project being fully published by Digital Devolver, the team is taking funding for the project to Kickstarter. The crowdfunding campaign pledges for a budget of $90,760 has swiftly been met as of reporting. You can view the Kickstarter page by heading here if you wish to donate to Sabotage for the project.
Sabotage soon after revealed a list of stretch goals for Sea of Stars. If the campaign achieves $150K in funding, the team will incorporate “Single Player +” along with an additional bonus dungeon being added to the base game.
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Sea of Stars is said to arrive sometime in 2022 for PC and console.