New release: Echoes of Aetheria

Echoes of Aetheria
Word reaches me that Dancing Dragon Games (behind the Deadly Sin series and Skyborn) has come out with a new jRPG called Echoes of Aetheria. (While the game apparently launched in November 2015, it only just came to Steam this past week.)

Billed as a spiritual successor to Skyborn, the narrative premise is as follows:

Two nations finally achieve peace, marked by a momentous royal wedding. But just as they seal it with a kiss, a group of soldiers sabotage the wedding and kidnap the bride! Follow the story of Lucian, Ingrid, and Soha, as they uncover the secrets of the conspiracy and expose the true villains!

Here’s the trailer:

I’ve been impressed by this studio’s design instincts for a while now, and the combat system in this latest outing looks promising to me. (It’s hard to go wrong with a grid and an isometric, Breath-of-Fire aesthetic.)

As an RPG Maker game, Echoes of Aetheria is Windows-only. You can snag it on Steam or direct from the developer for $14.99. There’s also a free demo available should you wish to try before you buy.

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  • Keith Shaftoe says:

    I am a couple chapters into the story and color me impressed. The combat is the real jewel. Lots of skills both passive and active with a party shared point system. Even by the end of the first chapter you have several ways to use the synergy between the characters and their skills.


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