In the latest issue of Famitsu, Kadokawa Games announced their latest title, a space opera strategy RPG known as Relayer. Originally known as Project Stella, this project has been in the works since 2018, with them working to improve the game graphically from Kadokawa Games’ previous works. The game is loosely connected to the mobile game Starly Girls: Episode Starsia, and is supposedly a prequel to the game, or at least it was back in 2019, according to an interview done by Twinfinite. That interview also mentioned that part of the development team was previously known for their work on Front Mission. With that also comes the ability to customize one’s mechs like they did in Front Mission, fortunately.
Set in the far future, the game is supposed to center around “space, mecha, and Greek mythology” according to the Famitsu spread. The main opponent are Relayers–alien life forms with aims on destroying the universe, with the head of them named Zeus. Players battle to save humanity with the help of robots, known as Stella Gear. Though this is supposedly a strategy RPG, they admit they’re aiming to make it as approachable as possible, specifically planning on skipping things like elevation and terrain effects. Interestingly, from the looks of things they’re aiming to make this appeal to both Japanese and Western gamers.
Relayer will launch for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
[Translation Source: Gematsu]