CyberConnect2 has announced the sale of Fuga: Melodies of Steel soundtrack. It will be available in two volumes through their international store on April 30. The CDs are stylized like vinyl discs, a nice touch for the vintage steampunk setting of the game. Right now the company has not announced plans for digital sales of the tracks.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel OST Vol. 1 features Malt Marzipan on its cover art. It includes 31 tracks from the game, such as the main theme Flower on the Trails, the Japanese versions of Elegy of Winds and Ensemble, and background music such as the titular Fuga Melodies of Steel, Confused by Destiny, and March in the Storm. It’s supposed to represent the beginning of the journey to the battlefield.
On the other hand, Vol. 2 has Shvein Hax, the commander of the Berman forces, as its cover art. The 30 tracks for this CD include the ending theme Memories of the Earth and the Skies, the French versions of Elegy of Winds and Ensemble, and three tracks from the Youtube animated series. The BGMs here include Mad Scientist, Chasing Wind, and Silence to the Requiem. You can check the full list in Japanese at CC2’s official site.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel tells the story of a group of anthropomorphic animal kids caught in the middle of a war. As the Berman empire invades the Free Lands of Gasco, they take up arms to save their loved ones. During the initial shock of war reaching the small pacific village they lived in, the children find a massive tank with a special cannon capable of devastating attacks at the cost of the sacrifice of one of them.
The gameplay is Fuga has players follow an order of actions. In the game, the player’s arsenal is a tank with a Machine Gun that can delay an enemy’s turn, Cannon, which weakens enemy armor, and Heavy Cannon, which does heavy damage. Players may position their characters within each turn and, depending on the character, there will be a special effect. Special effects include Heavy Shot, Armor Break, Multi-shot and more, and this differs from character to character. At the end of each battle, players will be ranked.
Fuga: Melodies of Steel is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam. Unfortunately, sales have been much lower than the developer expected, but creative director Yoann Gueritot has already announced plans to continue the series, as the world of Little Tail Bronx is very dear to CyberConnect2. Other games in the franchise include the classics Tail Concerto and Solatorobo.
The game was also the first of their self-published projects and part of what the company called the Trilogy of Vengeance. However, we haven’t heard anything about the other two titles previously announced, Tokyo Ogre Gate and Cecile. We’ll keep you updated when the company announces more details about those.
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