From Press Release:
PARIS – Dec. 8, 2022 – Chained Echoes, the long-awaited pixel-perfect JRPG developed by Matthias Linda and published by Deck13 Spotlight, is out now! Perfectly blending fantasy with mechs and airships, the game is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. This immersive, story-driven epic is also playable through Xbox Game Pass on PC, consoles and via the Cloud.
A Magnum Opus Seven Years in the Making
The magnum opus from solo developer Matthias Linda, Chained Echoes, a traditional, all-encompassing JRPG inspired by the classics of the SNES and PSX era, is finally finished after seven years of development. Gamers from all around the world can now engage in an outstanding JRPG fantasy that is full of exciting challenges and appeal.
Players will find themselves within the continent of Valandis, which, after centuries of war, is finally at peace. However, this world they are in is marked by possible conflict, and rumors that a weapon of mass destruction is an imminent danger. Peace is fragile, conflicts lasting for centuries just won’t disappear, and a new war could break loose anytime soon… Can a group of strangers restore peace? Can the weapon be destroyed?
Welcome to the Overdrive
Chained Echoes is action-packed, featuring magic, mechs, swords, boss fights, turn-based combat, a complex story and roughly 40 hours of content. Although Chained Echoes is a turn-based game, the Overdrive Combat System ensures that fights are fast-paced while still offering massive tactical depth. Creatively tune the skillset of your party and slay even the most vicious foes like a whirlwind!
In Chained Echoes, medieval fantasy meets modern steampunk, so get ready for both sword duels and mech fights! An incredible, carefully crafted world awaits, filled with otherworldly creatures plus multiple nations of humans and humanoid races brimming with individual lore and culture for players to dig into. In the wild, Valandis’ varied environments are a true paradise for adventurers, each with their own unique look and special challenges, menacing bosses and exciting secrets!
The game’s new trailer celebrates today’s release, showing once more what makes the title stand out: stunning pixel visuals, mecha fights, incredible boss monsters and tons of regions to explore.
The official soundtrack for Chained Echoes by Eddie Marianukroh includes 50 tracks and is available through Bandcamp and Steam.
Chained Echoes will also receive a physical release in summer 2023, now available for pre-order. Exclusively distributed by First Press Games, these premium physical editions are on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC DVD, with different variants in terms of included goodies and merch. Esoundsignal’s original soundtrack as a 2CD release is also on offer separately.
For all details, visit First Press Games’ web store: https://firstpressgames.com.