Today Clouded Leopard Entertainment and Kadokawa GAmes announced via press release that the demo of the mecha strategy JRPG Relayer is coming to the west as well.
The demo, which was announced a few days ago and was released today in Japan, will launch for PS5 and PS5 on the PlayStation Stores of all the other regions at midnight local time on Saturday, February 26, 2022.
It’s worth mentioning that it’ll work only if the language of your console is set to Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, or Korean. If you have it in another language, you’ll need to temporarily change it.
It includes the main story up to episode 7, 12 stage of the battle simulator, the Star Cube (character development), shop, and ship menu. It’ll have a level cap set at 30.
Your save game will be usable with the launch version of the game when it releases.
Below you can check out a couple of screenshots:
Relayer will release simultaneously worldwide (including Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe) on March 24, 2022, for PS5 and PS4.
If you’d like to learn more about the game, you can check out an official description below.
“A next-generation robot SRPG set in a sci-fi alternate reality, in which Starchildren—humans who have been granted special abilities—take on an extraterrestrial threat. Relayer’s battle system focuses on combat robot types and jobs, which represent a unit’s unique characteristics, and aggro, a stat which visualizes how easily they are targeted by enemies. Relayer also features exciting special attacks such as Backstab, a pincer move, and Big Bang, a move with a vast area of effect. Approximately 100 unique cutscenes play during battles throughout the game, and stage maps are all illustrated in high-quality, full 3D.
The story takes place on Earth in the year 2051, in a future where humanity’s expansion into outer space is in full swing. Earth is in the midst of an invasion by mysterious extraterrestrial beings called Relayers. Humans with special abilities, called Starchildren, have also appeared, along with the legacy of an ancient alien civilization that is said to have died out centuries ago. Players command a squadron of Stellar Gear, humanoid weapons developed from the technology of that extinct alien civilization, and the Asterism, a ship capable of interstellar travel, to defend Earth from the invading Relayer aliens.”
We recently published an extensive interview with producer and director Yoshimi Yasuda.
You can also check out the original reveal, additional details, the first trailer, another promotional video, the first reveal of the rich cast of characters that will populate the game, the second, another extensive trailer, a look at gameplay, more information, even more gameplay, another video, a trailer featuring the mecha, and one focusing on the cast of characters.
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