One of the most beloved launch window Super Nintendo games was ActRaiser from Enix. It not only mixed classic 2D action sequences with top-down strategy levels, but it also raised the bar on what could be achieved with the new (at the time) 16-bit sound chip inside the SNES. The eventual sequel ditched what made the original so enticing and the series died alongside it.
Surely there have been some indie attempts at recreating a similar title, but we haven’t had the joy of playing a good one. SolSeraph looks to change all that when it arrives on July 10 from Ace Team and Sega. Even Yuzo Koshiro, famed composer of ActRaiser, has returned to score the title music! Coming in at a very reasonable $15 via the eShop, we’re excited for this one! Check out the details below and the official site for more information.
- Restore Humanity Back to Prosperity–Balancing side-scrolling action and top-down strategy elements, carefully guide each tribe from the clouds above in order to help expand their territory and dispel the dark fog that shrouds their lands. Once each of the creatures’ lairs have been exposed, you must take the role of Helios to fight the monsters head on.
- Take the Fight to the Enemy–Armed with his sword, shield, and magical archery, Helios will need to confront a range of enemies including goblins, beastmen, bat riders, and more on his way to facing the Younger God that controls them. Defeating these challenging foes will grant Helios new magical powers such as healing herbs and ice shards.
- Protect the Homeland–Help each tribe determine how to shape their village by utilizing a range of different units, from houses and farms to support the growing population, to building warrior barracks and archer towers to defend themselves against the waves of monster attacks.
- Help from the Highest Powers–Yuzo Koshiro, the legend behind many classic video game soundtracks, has composed the opening theme to SolSeraph. Additionally, acclaimed writer Jonas Kyrazes (The Talos Principle, The Sea Will Claim Everything) has lent his talents to craft the game’s compelling narrative.