SEGA’s “SolSeraph” channels its inner “Actraiser” on PC & consoles in July
The development team behind Rock of Ages and Zeno Clash have unveiled their next game project, SolSeraph, a new fantasy action game coming to both PC and consoles in July.
You can watch the debut trailer below, and when you’re done, tell me that it doesn’t look like Enix’s Actraiser…
What’d you think? Looks like Actraiser, right? It’s pretty clear that Enix’s Super Nintendo genre mish-mash was an influence for SolSeraph– the developers at ACE Team even tapped composer Yuzo Koshiro to do the theme music!
Here’s SEGA’s overview of the game:
SolSeraph puts you in the wing-tipped shoes of an almighty divinity who is tasked with rebuilding civilization while protecting the people from the constant threat of mythical demons and monsters!
In the beginning, there was only chaos… until one day, when Sky Father and Earth Mother drove the Chaos away and made the world. They made the stars and the sun and the waters and the land. And then they made plants and animals, and finally, their favorite creation: humankind. When they were done, Sky Father and Earth Mother left the world, so it could grow freely on its own.
But the Younger Gods were arrogant and cruel, so they tormented humankind with fires, storms, and floods, until all the tribes were scattered across the land, struggling for survival. But Helios, Knight of Dawn, the child of god and man, has come to humanity’s aid.
- 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.
SolSeraph is published by SEGA and developed by ACE Team. It is scheduled for release on 10 July for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch for $14.99.