POWERCHORD STUDIO and BROWNIES to Hatch EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap this August
Powerhouse Team with Development Led by Acclaimed Developers Shinichi Kameoka and Michio Okamiya and Renowned Composer Yoko Shimomura to Bring Majestic JRPG Adventure onto Mobile
Tokyo, Japan – July 13, 2017 – DMM.com Ltd.’s POWERCHORD STUDIO and Brownies Inc. revealed today the Western launch date of the highly anticipated RPG, EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap. Fans will be able to immerse themselves into the beautiful, rich world of “EGGLIA” starting in August, as EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap will be available in English on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in North America, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, along with many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia and beyond.
Originally released in Japan earlier this year, the game quickly rose up the charts, hitting #2 on the App Store* and #1 in the RPG category*. Hailed for its development pedigree, high production value, deep gameplay and classic RPG style, EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap delivers a wonderful, nostalgic experience on the mobile platform.
To commemorate the upcoming launch, legendary developers Kameoka, Okamiya and Shimomura along with artist and Brownies cofounder Koji Tsuda shared a special video message to their fans in the West which can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/TQxnpsbMYQA An English-language trailer was also released today: https://youtu.be/Wi-Vbt3ccRs.
In Egglia: Legend of the Redcap, players follow the story of a gentle elf named Chabo who mysteriously falls from the sky and arrives on the continent of Egglia. Players will uncover the mystery of Chabo and Egglia as they explore and uncover new areas of the world sealed away within eggs. Players will develop the world of Egglia through building houses, summoning spirits, warding off monsters and forming alliances with other races. Once all of Egglia has been restored, players can continuously explore and build throughout the world and new episodes are planned for future release.
“I believe some people prefer their games to be less violent, especially here in Japan,” said Egglia creator and art director Shinichi Kameoka. “I hope Egglia can become a refuge for those who seek a more peaceful kind of game.”
Development leads for EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap have a rich legacy in the videogame industry, which is instantly recognizable through the game’s beautiful signature art style, detailed character design and immersive storyline. Head producer and character designer Shinichi Kameoka is known for creating the art style for the iconic Mana® series, Mother 3 and other beloved games; Kameoka is partnered with executive producer Michio Okamiya, who has extensive experience at companies including Square Enix and also is a member of Nobuo Uematsu’s The Black Mages and Earthbound Papas. Additionally, the soundtrack for EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap is composed by Yoko Shimomura, known internationally for scoring popular games including fan favorite Super Mario RPG and the award-winning KINGDOM HEARTS series.
EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap, a collaboration between PowercHord Studio and Brownies Inc., is scheduled for release this August as a one-time purchase. For more information about the game please visit: http://EGGLIA.jp/eng/. Fans can also follow EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/EGGLIA_STAFF.
About Brownies Inc.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Tokyo’s creative Kichijoji neighborhood, Brownies Inc. creates software, merchandise and graphic designs that stay true to the values of Japanese craftsmanship. President and CEO Shinichi Kameoka leads the small company, which has created such games as Seventh Rebirth, Shooting Hero, Fantasy Life Link! and EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap.
About DMM.com Ltd. / POWERCHORD STUDIO
Established in 1999, DMM.com Ltd. is one of Japan’s top electronic commerce companies, servicing over 40 industries including game development, online shopping, video on demand and more. POWERCHORD STUDIO is a subsidiary of DMM.com, a product development division dedicated to developing captivating content for Japanese and worldwide audiences. In 2013 they launched the hit game Kantai Collection, which has been played by over 2.2 million people. Additional successful launches include EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap, Over Legend Endless Tower and Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada.