Fantasy RPG EGGLIA Rebirth will launch on Nintendo Switch on 10th February, it's been announced.
The game is a new and improved Switch-specific version of EGGLIA: Legend of the Redcap, a smartphone RPG designed by Shinichi Kameoka and Koji Tsuda, the artists behind the Secret of Mana series' gorgeous art style. The new Switch version is said to have been "expertly optimised" for the console, throwing in updated visuals, graphics and mechanics, new content, new characters, and additional missions.
If you haven't played this one before, the game is a turn-based RPG in which players control a redcap named Chabo, who has fallen from the sky and landed on the continent of Egglia. As Chabo, you'll need to hunt down monsters for experience and gather resources using a turn-based dice combat system, and you'll also be tasked with growing a village and building and customising homes for the characters you meet throughout the story.
Here's a closer look at how the Switch version has been improved over the original smartphone release:
New missions and events - More than 50 new events, explore the town, and interact with new inhabitants
More expressions for colorful characters - More unique new characters and inhabitants have been added to the town who will help players in their adventures and town-building. Also, added facial expressions in event scenes, added cut-in effects at key points, and many other details.
Freedom to roam the mystical world of Egglia - Players can now freely control the main character, so they can run around as much as they like within the stunning fantasy world.
Internal adjustments and balancing - Adjusting the balance of battles, obtaining items, and changing event flags to be more suitable for console gaming.
Updated interface - The user interface has also been redesigned to fit controller operations instead of the touch operation of smartphones.
Do you think you might give this one a go when it launches next month? Have you already played the smartphone version? Share your thoughts with us in the usual place.
The Egglia inhabitants are kind of.. egly?
@NinChocolate Yeah. Some JRPGs just have these really unpleasant faces and i always wonder why they do it.
It certainly can take some time to getting used to the artstyle. I played enough Mana games to be thrilled about this game
Lovely art style! Is the mobile game any good?
I'll wait for the review, but it looks like an eggcellent RPG
@CowCatcher Already reviews out in the wild
@Bobb The mana characters weren't that eggly. Not even on Legend of Mana.
it reminds me of Legend of Mana, a game that disturbed me in a distinct yet hard to pin down kind of way, that i kind of liked as a kid. even thinking about it now, i get that strange feeling.
game looks very pretty, idk how much i'd like the combat system tho
I really really dislike the character design... nothing for me
@-wc- Legend of Mana is on Switch, if you feel so inclined. Didn't stand the test of time though.
And this looks... eggsactly the same... pardon the pun...
This looks great, though I am not certain if I understand the gameplay still from the trailer. Now I just need everoasis to be released on the switch along with a sequel to be announced.
Looks nice, seem to be more in the art style of later Mana and Magical Starsign games. I do like how the battle system is a grid style strategy instead of action based unlike the Mana games. Definitely looking forward to this.
Anyone know of a Physical coming soon to this game?
Looks like it might be interesting but the fact that it started as mobile doesn't inspire me with confidence. I'll wait for reviews.
I saw this on the Eshop and I thought it might of somehow stole art from Legend of Mana, but I guess the series art director being here makes more sense lol. Definitely has a defined style to it
I LOVE Legend of Mana. I have the PS1 physical, PS3/Vita digital original, the Switch physical remake, ps4 remake digital, and the strategy guide. I 'was' excited watching this trailer...till I saw the battles. Very lazy strategy turnbased instead of the action style of the real game. Very disappointed and going to pass. Gameplay as to be good to buy a game. If you're not going to have fun playing it, don't play it
@Quarth The mobile game is only available in Japanese smartphones and yes it is not that good due to it having few micro transactions. At least with the Switch version Nintendo make sure it's a deluxe version without micro transactions so it should be fun on Switch.
@Specter_of-the_OLED Thanks! Hopefully we'll get a physical release, at least in Asia with English language options.
I was interested until I saw the name Brownies as the developer. They have made some interesting games. I am now very interested.
They also worked on Fantasy Life, though in a more minor capacity I believe.
yeah i dont expect it to have aged well... it wasn't the best game even at the time. it's just weird.
thanks for the tip though! i didn't know it was on switch.
It's already been launched on the switch !! Have it from the Japanese eshop and it's in English !!
That looks horrible (gameplay, art direction, & color palette wise), IMHO. Hopefully there's a demo that'll change my mind.
Mana.... Turn based...
Mana 1 + 2 (by the western SNES numbers) were pinnacle of JRPG with direct action combat
Loving this so much!
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