It looks like the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, releasing this Thursday in Japan, has a couple of announcements for the Nintendo Switch… well, at least one! Thanks to the usual early leaks, we already know that God Wars (a folklore-inspired tactical RPG from Kadokawa) is headed to the Nintendo Switch.
This version of the game (also releasing on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita) is called God Wars: Nippon Shinwa Taisen (literally God Wars: Japan Mythology Wars), and seems to be an enhanced version of the game released last year worldwide. Unfortunately, it does not have a release date or even window yet.
This new version features improvements such as sped up battles, improvements to the Help feature, the ability to dispatch units of 8 characters (instead of 6 previously, though only in high level stages apparently), a raised level and skill cap, and a New Game+ mode.
But that’s not all: Momotaro, the Pheasant, the Monkey, and the Dog are to be playable. There will also be a brand new episode, and the developers are adding a multi-ending system. Finally, there’s a new theme song sung by Orihime (a new character voiced by Yuu Serizawa).
The Famitsu article also mentions DLC, with the following:
- an additional story called “Hyuga’s Future”, featuring new types of enemies;
- Labyrinth of Yomi, that you can play after clearing the main story. Includes Momotaro and 3 animals, but also multiple endings, various balance adjustments, and more
The release date and pricing of the DLC will be announced at a later date.
Unfortunately, we don’t know when God Wars: Nippon Shinwa Taisen will be released, but more details about the game are bound to come before the end of the week… stay tuned! For more details about the game, you can check out the official website of the original version, in English. The Upcoming Games page has been updated.
The latest issue of Famitsu magazine comes out on Thursday in Japan (Wednesday morning/afternoon for North America and Europe respectively).
Here’s the preview pages from Famitsu magazine: