NIS America has announced that they are planning on releasing the Kadokawa Games developed strategy RPG God Wars: Future Past in North America and Europe sometime in early 2017. This PlayStation 4 and PS Vita title tells of the untold history of Japan through folklore combined with tactical combat as players experience traditional stories through the eyes of three warring nations.
With fourteen playable characters, more than thirty different classes, over four hundred skills to use, and 250 pieces of equipment to outfit your party, the combinations are quite vast. For now the company has released set of screenshots for the game as well as an introduction to the story and you can check all that out below.
A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga. This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits.
In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her “fate to be a sacrifice,” and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi’s decision.