14 years in the making!
As discussed in a RPGSite interview, developer KEIZO has announced that they’re bringing their 2D action RPG ASTLIBRA Revision to the Switch. This port is in development now, but there’s no specifics on a release date to share at this time.
In ASTLIBRA Revision, explore a vast, dangerous, yet beautiful world. Broken up through multiple chapters, join the protagonist and Karon, his talking bird companion, as they confront time and fate.
Slashing, Smashing, thrusting countless enemies while building up stamina for powerful Possession Skills, which are enough to melt away anything that blocks your way, including huge bosses that could take half, or even more of the screen. Fight aggressively while thinking strategically, always pick up the most trust worthy equipment, and select the best suited skills to deal with ever changing circumstances.
Battle ferocious bosses throughout the story, each with their own set of attacks and challenges. Upgrading abilities and acquiring new skills are vital to finishing each battle and progressing through the protagonist’s story.
A warrior mastered ranged combat with bows and throwing knives? A mage smashing enemies with staffs and cast magic at the same time? Play it in your way. Gathering experience to level up, collecting force to grow up, forging and mastering equipment to open up more tactical options.
14 years in development and more than 1 year for revision, award-winning indie developer KEIZO gave his all into this work. The plot keeps twisting as characters growing in an ever expanding world; Classic themes like time travel and tons of spoilers are all custom-made with the developer’s own style. In ASTLIBRA, Story elements are often made into game mechanics, for example, your soul-mate Karon is not just a sidekick to talk with.
With 6 difficulty options, all kinds of players can enjoy the combat system at their own pace, but no one can finish all those contents casually - even after you “beat” the game, the Postscript after Final Chapter will provide extra story, new adventure and fresh system, tapping the potential of skills, equipment, as well as your imagination.
In addition to the Switch version, KEIZO unveiled ASTLIBA Revision‘s first downloadable content, ASTLIBRA: The Cave of Phantom Mist. The remake of ASTLIBA Revision‘s mini-Gaiden follows the baker of Rispadar’s daughter on an epic journey of their own. ASTLIBRA: The Cave of Phantom Mist will be coming to both Steam and Switch as downloadable content in 2023.