SEGA’s Chain Chronicle, a once Japan exclusive mobile line defense JRPG, has finally been localised for English-speaking countries thanks to mobile games publisher gumi. The game was already released in North America, and starting today, players in Asian territories can experience its tactical real-time strategy battles coupled with fascinating adventures.
Aside from the common features in mobile JRPG’s, players will get the chance to see the magnificent artworks (on cards) which were intricately drawn by Japanese illustrators including toi8 (Fullmetal Alchemist), HACCAN (Mushihimesama and Avalon Code), and Aruko Wada (Black Rock Shooter).
The game’s voice work cannot be overlooked because it’s brimming with high-profile voice actors such as Akira Ishida (Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Kaoru Nagisa), Maaya Uchida (Blue Spring Ride‘s Futaba Yoshioka), Ayane Sakura (Terra Formars‘ Eva Frost), and Kotori Koiwai (The Seven Deadly Sins‘ Elaine).
Screenshots from the game:
gumi is also giving players a set of special treats: paper crafts of the main characters
From the media guide:
Chain Chronicle is a Role Playing Game with a unique line defense twist. Players control up to five units as they have to defend their base from wave upon wave of foes.
Chain Chronicle takes two popular genres and combines them together for one unique mobile gaming experience; a “line defense role-playing game” if you will.
Chain Chronicle is set in the distant continent of Yggdra, where cities and fortresses are a blend of fantasy and magic. It is a place where humans reside alongside various tribes like the Forest and Earth sprites. Peace was supposedly everlasting with the Holy King in charge, but it was never going to last. A mysterious troop of dark monsters called the Black Army has risen up from the abyss and destroyed the capital of the Holy King.
Even with the might of the Holy King’s combined army of humans and sprites, he fell against the overwhelming power of the Obsidian King. With all hope lost, the continent is now at the mercy of the Black Army.
This is where you come in. As a captain of the “Volunteer Army”, it is up to you to protect your kingdom from the Black Army with your band of warriors and specialists.
A young man with no name who raises the Volunteer Army in an attempt to save the continent of Yggdra from the peril it currently faces. By helping those in need in various towns and by leading people to victory in battle, he makes new allies and forges his own destiny.
The Hero’s friend, Pirika’s role is that of boosting the Volunteer Army’s spirits with her energetic nature and antics.
A young woman with no recollection of her past and whom bears a mysterious tome. Sincere and deeply caring by nature, Phoena is still naïve as to the ways of the world. She is able to see truth of things and possesses true strength of heart.
Chain Chronicle is available for iOS and Android. It’s a free game with optional in-app purchases. You can get updates on the game by visiting its official Facebook page.
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