The director of Former Fate/Grand Order, Yosuke Shiokawa, revealed the Tsurugihime side-scrolling action RPG at the Indie Live Expo, which was held on Sunday. The game will release on PC through Steam in 2024. Shiokawa’s new studio, Fahrenheit 213, is streaming the trailer and gameplay.
The developer narrates the game as follows
The final battle took place in 100 days. How you spend your 100 days will depend on the player in the game. This game utilizes the forever beloved side-scrolling action RPG as its base while assimilating various “crafting” elements. The player can battle, train, explore, and craft a “sister.” It is an RPG game where you can also “craft” your fate.
Illustrator Kouhaku Kuroboshi, known for Kino’s Journey and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, is responsible for designing the characters, and Takeharu Ishimoto, known for The World Ends with You, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy Type-0, is responsible for composing the music for the same.
Shiokawa left his work at Delight in February to establish his new studio, Fahrenheit 213, which will only focus on developing brand-new intellectual property. In his October interview, he said that after completing his work on the franchise name Fate/Grand Order Waltz in the MOONLIGHT/LOSTROOM spinoff game in 2020, he perceived that he had gained everything that he wanted with Fate/Grand Order and had a dream to work on some new titles.
Even though the atmosphere at Delight Works had changed, he decided to leave the job at the start of his own. He said he wanted to create a 3D action title and is developing it for the PC. He also has some plans to create larger-scale games for consoles and smartphones.
In 2016, Shiokawa joined Delight and worked as a director for one of the popular game titles, Fate/Grand Order. He used to work at Square Enix on the games Kingdom Hearts II and Dissidia: Final Fantasy.