Kobojo unviels a new persistent online RPG called Zodiac

Tagged as creative minds from the Final Fantasy franchise coming together to help write, produce and score this upcoming multi-platform release, how could we not be interested?
Here is the press release:

Kobojo, the French developer creating engaging, multi-platform games with an artistic flair for mid-core players, today announced details for Zodiac, a 2D persistent online RPG developed in conjunction with creative minds from the smash-hit Final Fantasy franchise.  The game is being unveiled to the public for the first time this week on PlayStation® Vita and iOS devices at the Tokyo Game Show.

The multi-platform role-playing game (RPG), is being created by a renowned global team stretching from France to Scotland to Tokyo, including well known ex-Final Fantasy developers such as composer Hitoshi Sakimoto and scenario writer Kazushige Nojima, who combined have written, scored many of the most iconic RPGs of all time, including Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy XV and the Kingdom Hearts series. All audio and sound effects are being created by Basiscape who are renowned for their work on RPG’s such as Dragon’s Crown, Muramasa: the Demon Blade and Valkyria Chronicles.

“Working with iconic developers such as Sakimoto-san and Nojima-san has pushed us to perfect every element of the RPG experience for mobile and handheld devices,” said Mario Rizzo, CEO, Kobojo. “The combination of their deep knowledge and history along with our company’s experience and artistic style is leading to the creation of Zodiac, our dream cross-platform RPG.”

Zodiac blends classic elements from Japanese Role-Playing Games (RPGs) with beautifully 2D hand drawn art, creating a gameplay experience that is as deep and engaging as it is stylish. Zodiac is being developed at Kobojo’s new studio in Dundee, Scotland and is set to be released in 2015.

Kobojo was founded in 2008 as a social game developer, focusing on city builder and casual game genres for the Facebook platform. In 2013, the company transformed – concentrating on creating accessible, artistic and engaging RPG experiences for touch devices. The first game under this new vision, free-to-play multi-platform RPG Mutants: Genetic Gladiators, debuted on Facebook and mobile devices to global success.

And hey, about about some early screens and art:

Good stuff right? So, trailer now:

Article by Nick

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