Cosmic Star Heroine to be Released on PS4 and Vita this Summer
Cosmic Star Heroine, the turn-based RPG from Zeboyd Games that takes inspiration from games such as Chrono Trigger and Phantasy Star, is coming to PS4 this summer. The release price of the game is $14.99 and includes a copy on both PS4 and Vita with the developer working on the cross-save functionality.
Cosmic Star Heroine was a Kickstarted game that was successfully funded when over 6,000 backers contributed $132,689 (surpassing the project’s $100,000 goal) back in 2013. The game is being developed by Zeboyd games whose previous work includes Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII: The Beginning. Cosmic Star Heroine boasts classic turn-based RPG combat as well as a 2D visual style meant to evoke the 16-bit era, the game also features a soundtrack from Hyperduck, the people behind Dust: an Elysian Trail’s soundtrack.
Zeboyd Games has been developing Cosmic Star Heroine since 2013 but missed the originally estimated launch date of December 2014, pushing the game back to 2015 and then eventually 2016 although Zeboyd Games have continuously thanked fans and backers for their patience while they worked on finishing the game. The game is also coming to PC and the developers have said they were working with the ID@Xbox team to give Cosmic Star Heroine a Xbox One release however as of yet there is not an estimated release for this.
The game follows the story of Alyssa L’Salle, a top agent of the galactic government, who discovers a conspiracy and is publicly outed as a spy. Players must recruit new agents from their upgradeable spy headquarters to help save the galaxy, taking an active team of four units out to explore exotic planets and engage enemies in turn-based combat which feature upgradeable abilities and cross character combo techniques.
The announcement also came with the release of the official trailer for the game (which is viewable below) and the news that, for the launch of the game on PlayStation 4 and Vita, Zeboyd have teamed up with Limited Run Games in order to produce a physical, boxed version of Cosmic Star Heroine that is available in limited numbers.