Fragrant Story arrives this April and is a 3DS exclusive. It's described as "an all-new 16-bit tactical RPG in the style of Tactics Ogre and Final Fantasy Tactics" and billed as "the first in a series of collaborative projects between William Kage and some incredible people", one of which is the legendary composer Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy Tactics, Gradius V, Radiant Silvergun). Voice acting comes courtesy of Gideon Emery and Nicole Fantl.
The game will be packaged with the soundtrack on CD as well as a digital download copy. You can order the basic edition for $35, or a Collector's Edition for $70. There's also a Collector's Edition signed by the team up for order at $120. Alternatively, you can pick up the eShop version for just $4.
Here's some PR:
The kingdom of Flowergard is under attack! Build a team of Fierce Fleuristas, and lend your skills to the Ancient Aroma. You'll be guided by Colonel Rhubarb as you defend the region from invaders.
Your team is made up of kids from the world of Otosan, who join the world using VR headsets. Each kid has a unique ability that can help subdue the opposing army. Knock one enemy into another, recover health or armor, draw enemies in and bind them, or obstruct tiles to prevent passage. Combine these moves to build your own strategic solution.
+ VR Cafe: Your team is made up of kids from Otosan playing an arcade game
+ Arcade tokens: You get tokens based on the difficulty setting, which allow you to build a bigger team
+ Strategize: Enjoy fresh new tactical gameplay inspired by the classics
+ Customize: Build a different team of Fierce Fleuristas each time you play
+ Timed hits: Stop the wheel with precision and score a critical hit
+ Level up: Defeat enemies to grow stronger, or use extra tokens to level up a character
+ Sense of humor: Dialog that would make your dad proud
+ Challenge mode: Try your hand at some truly epic challenges
+ Collect tickets: Save up tickets to unlock new gear and options
+ Legendary music: Sick strategy tunes will get your heart pumping
Fragrant Story will launch on April 21st, 2022.