SEGA to Announce a New Mobile RPG at Tokyo Game Show
SEGA recently announced their intentions to develop a new mobile RPG; they plan to unveil more details at the Tokyo Game Show 2021.
TGS 2021 starts from 1st October and ends on 3rd October, lasting a total of three days. As of now, the SEGA game event is listed as “10:00 Sega/Atlus – Undecided” on October 1st.
In the meantime, the company has released a short teaser trailer of the game, something like an appetizer before the main course.
The official SEGA website for the game also has a timer counting down to the game’s unveiling at TGS. You can also check out the trailer on the site; I recommend you use an earphone/headphone as the soundtrack is impressive.
Apart from the art and soundtrack, the trailer focuses largely on the developer’s thoughts on RPGs, what they are meant to be.
New Trailer at a Glance
The trailer starts with the SEGA logo, followed by a narration on the topic “what is an RPG?” We can see a beautifully designed feather gliding across the screen, then the feather starts to draw a line with its ink dipped tip.
The straight line signifies almost all modern RPGs that have a predetermined ending even with the many choices available in the story.
The feather stops drawing, spilling a few drops while suspended at the end of the line, asking, “But is this really all right?” Then we see the feather drawing different terrains, cliffs, and characters as if it’s no longer being controlled, just freely drawing bound by nothing.
Then we see a few interesting illustrations of the characters going through what seems like difficult choices, pain, loss, and a smile.” Whether they smile or mourn.”
The art style displayed is beautiful so is the soundtrack; we can see three characters looking over an amazing scenery at the end. The characters seem to be fighting with swords, and their entire attire suggests that the game is not futuristic but something like Genshin, Skyrim, or The Witcher, of course, with an entirely different art style and feel.
The Translation of The Trailer
Unravel the translated Japanese narrative of the trailer. You will definitely get an idea of what the developers are to achieve with this RPG game.
“What is a Role-Playing Game?
It’s a trip to the prefecture through an unknown world, but now the story is straightforward.
A journey where the road does not turn back to start over. With a decided ending.
Let’s get it back!
The true Role Playing Game
You choose the ending on your smartphone.
Take a one-time journey that isn’t a straight road
[Set off on a one-time journey] [Continue your journey as usual]
Whether they smile or mourn, it’s all up to you to tell the story
You surely know the true RPG.”
Keep in mind that all the words are not correctly translated, but the sentence should have more or less the same meaning.
As per the trailer, the developers clearly want to create a game where players can replay their choices and modify the story as they like it. Many games have multiple endings, but they are more or less the same ending with a few key details changed.
We are excited to see how SEGA and Altus plan to structure the game. They would need to create multiple versions of the same cutscenes and quests to cover so many possibilities and options.
Who knows? This could be the start of a new sub-genre of RPGs. Well, that’s it for now; stay tuned for more gaming news.