The new RPG from the makers of The Messenger will have some tunes from a classic composer. Today, Sabotage Studio announced that Yasunori Mitsuda, the composer of Chrono Trigger, would be a guest composer on its upcoming game Sea of Stars.
In a Kickstarter announcement, Sabotage stresses this wasn't a planned stretch goal or anything. Instead, it seems like Mitsuda approached Sabotage after seeing Sea of Stars; the composer says that "without knowing exactly why," he had the feeling he wanted to write music for Sea of Stars.
"Although there are still many games being released with this classic style, I don't think players are satisfied with just nostalgia," said Mitsuda in a statement. "As seen in their previous game, by adding new systems and ideas to classic formulas, Sabotage Studios breathes fresh, new air into their work."
Sabotage says that by contributing his musical talent to the project, Mitsuda will help convey the depth of story while also paying proper homage to the project's nostalgic roots. "Being such an inspiration for all of us, Mitsuda represents exactly what Sea of Stars needs to feel truly whole," said Sabotage.
Revealed last month, Sea of Stars is a new RPG set in the universe of The Messenger, with double the team and production timeline of 2018's bit-switching platformer. The Messenger impressed when it launched as both a nostalgic and surprisingly innovative platformer-Metroidvania combo.
With some good tunes presumably on the way, Sea of Stars is looking to make an impact on a new genre for Sabotage Studio. The project currently sits at close to 500% of its initial funding goal with an estimated delivery of March 2022, though that could be subject to change. Sea of Stars will also be getting a physical launch from Limited Run Games.