NIS America has announced that God Wars: Future Past will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America and Europe. The title is planned for an early 2017 release window in physical and digital formats. God Wars will feature Japanese and English audio, with English subtitles.
God Wars is, as aptly referenced in the title, about the wars of gods. The game is roughly about the history of Japan, delving into the stories of Japan's origins through folklore and legend. Players will see the foundation of the country through three warring factions and a bunch of isometric fighting. The game's artwork is inspired by traditional Japanese ink paintings, so it's pretty as hell. Here's the hard numbers: 14 playable characters, 30 classes, and more than 400 skills.
"A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga," the press release begins. "This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits."
"In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared."
"13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her 'fate to be a sacrifice,' and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi's Decision."
The latter sounds a bit like the plot to Square Enix' I Am Setsuna, but I'm not judging. More tactics games is always a good thing.