News God Wars 2 Sequel Game Announced
posted on 2018-07-15 00:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Voice actor Shō Karino and voice actresses Moa Tsukino and Yū Serizawa all revealed on Twitter on Saturday that Kadokawa Games announced the God Wars 2 game during a God Wars event in Tokyo on Saturday. All three voice actors were present at the event. Karino added that the event also revealed a new character, and a press release will formally announce the game next week.
The original God Wars Future Past PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game launched in Japan, Europe, and North America in June 2017. NIS America describes the game:
A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga . This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits.
In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her "fate to be a sacrifice," and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi's decision.
The game's aesthetic mixes anime-inspired character designs and monster designs influenced by classical Japanese Yamato-e paintings. Yoshimi Yasuda, the former head of Tecmo and current head of Kadokawa Games, conceived the story, directed the game, and wrote the scenario. LovePlus designer Tarō Minoboshi designed the characters, while Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry, Steel Battalion, Ōkami, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron) designed the monsters. Enka singer Fuyumi Sakamoto performed the theme song "Toki o Koete."
God Wars The Complete Legend (God Wars: Nippon Shinwa Taisen, pictured above right), an expanded version of God Wars Future Past, launched in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS Vita in Japan on June 14. Kadokawa Games also released a new scenario and quality-of-life updates for those who already own the PS4 and PS Vita versions of the game on June 14.
NIS America will release God Wars The Complete Legend for Nintendo Switch in a physical and digital release in Europe on August 31 and in North America on September 4. NIS America will also release the new scenario and quality-of-life updates for the PS4 and PS Vita versions.