Retro anime throwback RPG Cosmic Star Heroine gets a new trailer for E3 [VIDEO]

Cosmic Star Heroine vita

With E3 2016 right around the corner, it’s time for developers to start releasing trailers showcasing their progress on upcoming games. First up is Cosmic Star Heroine, a game that was Kickstarted a few years ago and is set for a summer release.

Developer Zeboyd Games brings a “turn-based sci-fi Japanese-style RPG” with a visual style reminiscent of anime from the late 80s and early 90s. The gameplay appears to be a mixture of Chrono Trigger and Phantasy Star with a turn-based battle system. Here are some of the features listed on the original Kickstarter page:

  • Save anywhere! Minimal grinding (unless you want to)!
  • Brisk pacing that respects your time!
  • No separate battle screen! Battles take place directly in the dungeons & areas that you explore!
  • 2D visual style straight from the height of gaming’s 16-bit era!
  • Animated cutscenes reminiscent of the Sega CD & Turbo Duo era!

If you’re a fan of retro anime or the old era of turn-based RPGs, then you might want to put this on your list of summer games. Cosmic Star Heroine will be available as a $14.99 Cross-Buy title for PS4 and PS Vita later this summer. Zeboyd Games has also teamed up with Limited Run Games for a physical release of Cosmic Star Heroine at an undisclosed date.

[via US PlayStation Blog]

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  • Green

    I’ll buy it ;D

    • Maybe I buy it if game will use rear panel.

  • 16 bit is retro ???
    Up to 8 bit is retro!

    • Maybe depends of how old you are. I guess about 90% of the audience might be young enough to accept this as Retro. Including me, but lucky me, I’m only 33yrs old ;D

      • It was joke with 8 bits! I begun with Atari XL/XE and I used many other platform.
        But screenshot from this game show GFX in better condition even than 16bit machines did possible. Resolution up to 640px and q’ty of colours more than 16 – sometimes 256 – was possible on the only the most powerful machines but was used in only AAA games.
        For me this game has “cartoon” GFX – not retro. Eg.:
        +) look at the leaves – smooth changes of green – not dithering;
        +) shadows of characters&builds;
        +) kerning in fonts.
        this are not possible to generate the picture “in motion” even on the 16 bit machines.

        • sure, it remembers more of the PSX and Saturn era. and while I grew up with NES and Atari, it still creates retro feelings to see that, just as banjo kazooie would. I guess everything after the N64 era wouldn’t work for me though.

      • Fingloi Delos reyes

        I fcking told you Val! You are already a waste of space here on earth and your comments are wasting disk space! GTFO of here!

        • I like turtles.

          • Don’t answer Fingloi. He is classic troll. His profile contains the only yell out.

          • Hehe thanks but I’ve realized that already. It’s not like I’m starting to argue with her 😉

          • thedeciderU

            Bitchin’! 🙂

    • Meexa

      I think 5th vid gen and everything before it should qualify as retro. But that is just my opinion of course.

      • I try to define retro by me – if you “can” or “have to” use emulator to run older game (maybe all software?) – then it is retro.
        Emulator for old software of ‘cos, not emulator other platform/OS – software running on the Linux from windose via Wine is not retro.

  • Meexa

    if this pops up on GOG, then I’ll look into it more.