A lot of new video games and awards are being revealed at INDIE Live Expo Winter 2022 online, and one game that caught our attention is Tsurugihime. The two words put together here mean Sword (Tsurugi) and Princess (Hime) and the opening moments in the trailer show just how powerful this woman is with blades floating by her side, ready to use at any time!
The colourful teaser reveals a RPG style game, where you play a female heroine roaming a lavish countryside in preparation for an episode battle that’ll come in 100 days, and you decide her fate. That is, will she live or die by the blade? It has the feel of what a traditional Japanese samurai film must fulfill, and delve into other situations.
In regards to why this game is singled out is that the character designs are by Kouhaku Kuroboshi (Summon Night, Kino’s Journey, and SAO Alternative) and the music direction is led by composer Takeharu Ishimoto (Youtube Channel; The World Ends with You, Kingdom Hearts).
From the press release:
What is TSURUGIHIME?
The ultimate battle is in 100 days and it is up to the player to decide how to live those final days. Built upon the classic genre of side scrolling action RPG, “craft” anything from battles, customizing, exploration, story and even your “sister.”
This is An RPG that “crafts” fate.
This is the first game from the former creative producer of Fate/Grand Order, Yosuke Shiokawa since becoming independent. Together with character designer Kuroboshi Kouhaku and composer Takeharu Ishimoto, we are aiming for release on Steam in 2024 with this team.
”Craft” the 100 days in this story where choices and decisions are key!
The player can live however they want until the day of the utlimate battle. Become stronger through repeated battles, chose to challenge powerful enemies, or spend time in peace without fighting. A game with multiple endings where your days decide the outcome. Find YOUR best way to live each day and “craft” your own path to victory.
“Craft” even your sister with the bonding sisters ikusei system!
Battles are supported by the protagonist’s beloved sister, her only family. Pure and innocent, she can be royal or rebellious, depending on how the player interacts. She may become curious or a passionate scholar.
Tsurugihime Teaser Trailer
About Fahrenheit 213 Inc.
Fahrenheit 213 Inc. is a game studio founded by Yosuke Shiokawa who is the owner/CEO and is a creator himself who worked on games such as Fate/Grand Order, Kingdom Hearts, Dissidia: Final Fantasy. Our philosophy is Game creation that is always “HOT!” We will create games that are not bound by platforms or genres, but games that are new & passionate.