‘New Age Space Opera’ is preparing to raise the curtain
Kadokawa Games has announced that its cool-looking strategy fighter Relay will trigger its mark of intergalactic chaos faster than one might have expected. “New Age Space Opera” will receive a worldwide launch on PlayStation platforms on March 24, 2022. The studio released a brand new trailer to celebrate the announcement.
As previously reported, Relay is a dramatic anime epic set against the backdrop of a world that has evolved in science but not in morality. While humanity takes place in Stardate 2049, humanity has come into contact with a strange alien presence known as “Relayer”, caused by the appearance of a mysterious and supernatural star child, “Terra”. While all of this seems to be a fascinating evolution of humanity as a species, humans have turned it all upside down, with world governments, military factions and powerful global corporations vying fiercely for a piece of the evolutionary cake.
Honestly, that’s it Exactly what would happen if such events took place in our own world.
And thus, what could have been a whole new journey into new frontiers of science, space, and life itself, has instead become a capitalist war. As part of a team of superhuman star children, the player will step into mighty mecha machines known as “Stellar Gear”, fighting the good fight for the very future of Earth. A turn-based strategy title, Relay will use a wide range of classes, attacks and strategic maneuvers as players engage in bombastic warfare – spiced with dazzling effects and with over 100 in-action intermediate sequences – as a disastrous tale of political and spiritual conflict unfolds.
Although it is a completely untested device, I think from these early impressions Relay looks good. The characters are cool, the mechanics are smart, and the turn-based, strategic gameplay sounds very inviting. The gameplay video above does not turn me on, to be honest, but I’m pretty optimistic about it Relay for now, and mech-heads should definitely keep an eye on this curious title ahead of its spring release.
Relay launches on PlayStation platforms on March 24th. The PS4 version can be upgraded to PS5 for free. A Digital Premium Edition includes a season ticket, a selection of bonus content and unlocks early access to the title from March 21st.