A Look at PlatinumGames' Next Action RPG

From IGN - January 24, 2018
By Esra Krabbe

Last years Nier: Automata showed that Japanese developer PlatinumGamesknown for creating exhilarating action games like Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeanceis the perfect studio to hand over an action RPG project to. Currently, Platinum isworking on Granblue Fantasy: Project Re:Link (tentative title), a PS4 exclusive action RPG based on Cygames mobile RPG Granblue Fantasy, which has a huge following in Japan. Platinums involvement makes this a game to keep an eye on even if you are not familiar with the franchise.

Cygames released gameplay footage of the game earlier this week, which shows the town and boss battle that were revealed during a livestream in December, but at a much higher resolution.

The video introduces two scenes, the first of which shows one of the protagonists, Katalina, walking through a village. The game uses a charming visual style that recalls Breath of the Wild and Dragon Quest XI, perfectly recreating the atmosphere of Granblue Fantasy. NPCs of various races are up and about and kids are running around, making the village feel lived in. You can also see an airship in the distance, suggesting we might even be able to fly through the skies of Granblue Fantasy in a similar vein as Skies of Arcadia.


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