The retro RPG “Sea of Stars,” developed and published by Sabotage Studio, has just announced that it will also launch on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. This adds to the previously confirmed platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Sea of Stars is set to launch on August 29th, 2023. The big Xbox announcement came via the game’s Twitter feed:
The Xbox Trailer
To mark the occasion, an announcement trailer was released featuring gameplay, allowing fans to get a better idea of the game. The trailer can be watched on Xbox’s YouTube channel here:
Yasunori Mitsuda: The Composer Behind the Music
The trailer showcases the talents of guest composer Yasunori Mitsuda, whose music lends Sea of Stars an authentic feel. His unique style cannot be replicated, tying together the visuals and creating an immersive gameplay experience.
The Long Road to Launch
Delays and Ambitions
Sea of Stars was initially delayed last year, with no specific cause given. However, the game features a variety of traditional RPG mechanics, demonstrating the developers’ ambitious approach.
Visuals and Art Design
One of the main selling points of Sea of Stars is its art design. The detailed and inventive environments appeal to modern gamers while maintaining the retro feel, making it an ideal homage to classic RPGs. Each setting is unique, which should translate to diverse gameplay experiences.
Sea of Stars will be available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S when it launches on August 29, 2023. These platforms join the previously announced PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5, ensuring availability to a wide range of gamers.
Expansion Over Time
PlayStation and Xbox Join the Ranks
Since its reveal in 2020, Sea of Stars has gradually expanded its platform lineup. Initially expected only on PC and Nintendo Switch, the addition of PlayStation and now Xbox versions has allowed for a more inclusive launch.
First Impressions and Expectations
Praise from The Escapist
Marty Sliva from The Escapist recently played the Sea of Stars demo on the Switch and praised its crisp visuals and high-quality gameplay. This bodes well for the game’s upcoming release.
Yasunori Mitsuda’s Memorable Music
Yasunori Mitsuda, the renowned composer behind Chrono Trigger, has also contributed his exceptional talent to create some of the game’s music. This collaboration is expected to result in a memorable soundtrack that will further enhance the overall gaming experience.
Sea of Stars Launch Date
Players can look forward to diving into the world of Sea of Stars when it launches on PC, Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox on August 29, 2023.
Sea of Stars is shaping up to be an exciting retro RPG adventure that will be available to a wide range of gamers on multiple platforms, including Xbox. With its unique art design, immersive gameplay, and contributions from renowned composer Yasunori Mitsuda, this title is poised to become a favorite among both new and nostalgic RPG fans. Mark your calendars for August 29th, 2023, and get ready to embark on a thrilling journey in Sea of Stars.