The newest game by Fire Emblem creator Shouzou Kaga, Vestaria Saga, is getting a new release on Steam. The game was originally released as a freeware game on PC back in September 2016. It’s a pretty fun little game, and one you should check out if strategy RPGs are interesting to you at all.
Read about the story and main features below, pulled from the game’s Steam page, which while it’s open now, you can’t pre-order the game. Maybe they want to avoid running afoul of recent regulations about pre-ordering games, but that’s beside the point. This game feels like a rebirth of classic Fire Emblem gameplay, and that’s probably exactly what many diehard fans want.
Vestaria Saga tells the story of international conflict between a powerful empire, and a small coastal kingdom. When an imperial ship is set ablaze near the port of Meleda, it sparks a cascade of events that thrusts young warrior Zadrian into a war for the soul and future of his kingdom. On the run from a vicious imperial force and short on allies, Zade and his small band of knights must make difficult decisions to ensure that Meleda’s princess, and the very future of its lineage, remain intact.
However, not everything is as it seems, and forces in the dark corners of the continent conspire. The stage is set, and the pieces have begun to move.
Vestaria Saga is a classically styled Strategy RPG, where positioning, movement, and even weaponry, are paramount to success. Move your heavily armed units around a classic styled grid-based map and engage pirates, rebels, monsters, imperial soldiers, and anyone else that stands in your way.
- An enthralling campaign of espionage, international intrigue, and war written by veterans of the genre.
- Classically Styled Strategy RPG gameplay on a grid-based map.
- Two finely tuned difficulty modes to accommodate both strategy veterans and newcomers.
- A full English script translated from the original Japanese by the best in the business.
- Full support for both USB controllers and keyboard & mouse.
If you want to see more, you can check out the announcement trailer below. The game heads west in 2019. There’s a free demo coming this week as well.