Chained Echoes Adding New Game + & Japanese Language Support

Last week, developer Matthias Linda and publisher Deck13 announced that their recently released turn-based RPG, Chained Echoes, will be receiving significant updates in the near future.

Firstly, Japanese language support is planned to be implemented for the PC version sometime this week, with the following message being shared regarding why other languages, notably Chinese and Spanish, aren’t in the works:

 “…And while we would love to have these languages in the game, we need to make decisions based on numbers. Yes, both languages are the two most spoken languages on the planet, yet sales wise the territories are, especially for indie games, not doing too well. If Chained Echoes had less words, that’d be not a big deal but with more than 200.000 words, the situation is a different one.”

Additionally, a New Game + mode is being worked on alongside quality-of-life improvements. Console patches are also emphasized as lengthier to arrive due to the certification process. For the full message, view the game’s dedicated Steam page.

Chained Echoes has been in development for over seven years. The game borrows many elements from past SNES RPGs with its 16-bit presentation. Players follow a group of heroes tasked with exploring the continent of Valandis to bring an end to the war between its three kingdoms. They will meet other characters throughout the adventure to add to the party and uncover a 30 – 40 hour story.

Regarding gameplay, levels are not traditionally earned through combat. Instead, bosses and significant tasks grant shards that enable the cast to learn various skills. On the other hand, winning battles provides SP used to empower already acquired skills. Moreover, all health and magic are fully replenished after each battle, and the combat design takes advantage of that, requiring players to pour their all into every encounter.

Chained Echoes is now available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Game Pass, and PC via Steam and GOG.

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