NIS America Bringing God Wars to PS4 and Vita in Early 2017

Kadokawa Games' tactical RPG is heading Westward. Starving tactics fans rejoice.

News by Mike Williams, .

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.

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  • Avatar for meppi64 #1 meppi64 A year ago
    Always glad to see games like this coming over.
    Especially on the Vita.
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  • Avatar for Vaporeon #2 Vaporeon A year ago
    Whoa! Please keep us posted on this. Really hope it's good. I only have 1 game for PS Vita right now, so looking forward to something fresh to justify my purchase, ha. History of Japan via tactical combat in that art style? Sign me up!
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  • Avatar for Namevah #3 Namevah A year ago
    Yep, I'll keep my eye on this. Hopefully I'm all finished with Fire Emblem Fates by the time this hits our shores.
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  • Avatar for himuradrew #4 himuradrew A year ago
    Whoa! Seriously?!?! Nice to know that there are still people supporting the Vita. It is such an awesome system.
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  • Avatar for detten17 #5 detten17 A year ago
    nice, I saw some pics that showed a battle grid similar to tactics, hopefully they have some deep classes and strat.
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #6 VotesForCows A year ago
    I really struggle with tactics games (I'm not much of a thinker) but this looks really beautiful. That weird bear thing is adorable. Will definitely keep an eye on it.
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  • Avatar for Frosty840 #7 Frosty840 A year ago
    Will this be cross-buy? Or at least cross-play?
    I've noticed that now Sony have stopped even pretending to care about the Vita, a few NIS games that simply ignore the idea of cross-buy (which is annoying but understandable) and cross-play (which is far less excusable).
    Admittedly, NIS have a history of ignoring cross-buy but they used to at least go to the trouble of pretending there were really two different versions of the games in question...
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #8 TheWildCard A year ago
    Looks like a good Vita game. Always willing to check out another tactics game.
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