A critically acclaimed RPG from Square Enix with less than amazing sales is a launch title for the Nintendo Switch. As of yesterday, fans can experience the emotional and heartfelt story of I Am Setsuna on a brand new console for the first time. I Am Setsuna is the debut title from Tokyo RPG Factory, a Square Enix studio dedicated to bringing fans classic JRPG experiences. The game follows the story of Setsuna, a young girl traveling to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her land. “With simple turn-based controls and unique gameplay mechanics, the game merges the beloved nostalgic elements with modern current-gen technology allowing fans to play at home or on-the-go.”
After the release of the Nintendo Switch Game Director Atsushi Hashimoto stated in a press statement, “Tokyo RPG Factory is really excited to be playing a part in the Nintendo Switch launch day line-up. The team has grown up loving the various great RPGs that Nintendo’s consoles continue to provide us, so it’s an honor to be here at the start of the Switch story. We wish Nintendo all the best with the launch and hope that everyone takes the opportunity to experience the story of I AM SETSUNA on the new console.”
I own I Am Setsuna on the PS4, and after picking up the Switch I decided to take the plunge and buy the game for the new console as well. I can vouch for the port, as it plays beautifully on the new system. I especially enjoy being able to take the game with me on the go, and have already enjoyed playing I Am Setsuna in bed before I go to sleep. While the portability of the switch is not something unique to I Am Setsuna, the ability and flexibility of the Switch really lends itself to a long and sprawling RPG. Being able to access the game while I’m away from my TV is going to make it much more likely to finish it.
Check out the launch trailer below.