Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey launched today on iOS platforms for $8.99, featuring JRPG alums such as Kazushige Nojima and Hitoshi Sakimoto behind the development wheel. It’s a unique RPG for mobile platforms, with a stylish anime artstyle, and a pretty intriguing combat system.
I’ve actually played just a bit of the game starting last night, and hope to have a review up next week at some point. So far I certainly think it’s worth a look if you’re hungry for a worthwhile RPG experience on iPad or iPhone.
Check out the full press release below, and stay tuned for a more in-depth review next week.
East Meets West As Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey Launches
Gorgeous Award-Winning Premium JRPG Marks First Collaboration between Esteemed Japanese Developers and Western Studio
PARIS – Nov. 12, 2015 – The mysteries of the beautiful land of Orcanon are ready to be unlocked today as Kobojo launchesZodiac: Orcanon Odyssey exclusively for mobile gamers on iOS (iPhones and iPads). The game, already winner of the 2015 Ping Award as best mobile game, and nominated as one of the top titles at Tokyo Game Show 2015 by Famitsu and 4Gamer, is currently up for approval on Steam Greenlight, and will debut on Sony platforms early next year.
With significant contributions from Kazushige Nojima (writer, Final Fantasy VII) as scenario writer, Hitoshi Sakimoto (composer,Final Fantasy Tactics) as composer and CyDesignation, Inc., the Japanese game design and production company led by renowned artist Hideo Minaba, on art direction, Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey marks the first time these well-known and highly respected Japanese game development icons have collaborated with a western studio.
“Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey is an original JRPG that was created by people from around the world, brought together by their love for the exploration, quests, scenarios, deep turn-based combat and beautiful artwork found in these types of games,” said Kobojo CEO Mario Rizzo. “We crafted Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey to be as engaging as it is stylish, offering an experience withZodiac that will appeal to all players that enjoy JRPGs – regardless of platform.”
Combining some of the best elements of classic JRPGs, Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey seamlessly combines an engaging storyline and intense battle sequences with freeform exploration, item crafting and a brand-new storyline – all presented with gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D art and accompanied by a full soundtrack.
The game was developed at Kobojo’s Dundee, Scotland-based studio with support from the company’s Paris headquarters in addition to the contributions from the Tokyo-based developers.
Zodiac is available now for $8.99/ €8.99 on the App Store, and will be supplemented in the future with new episodes planned for future release that add new worlds to explore, new characters to meet and new challenges to conquer.
You can download Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey from the App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zodiac-orcanon-odyssey/id933199580?mt=8.
For more information on Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey, including new trailers, deep game details and story information please visithttp://zodiac.kobojo.com/.