Sully: A Very Serious RPG announced

Ben McGraw (a.k.a. “Ben Grue”) writes in to announce Sully: A Very Serious RPG, a jRPG in development by Breadbros Games. The premise is decidedly on the light-hearted side:

Sully: A Very Serious RPG is the 80’s summer romcom of RPGs.  I’m not saying I have John Cusack in my game, but if John Cusack were going to be in any RPG, it’d be mine.

It’s mainly focused around two teenagers, Crystal and Darin, and what happens the last summer they have together before Crystal goes to college at the prestigious Magi Tech.

Ha! Magi Tech! Get it? ‘Cuz it’s like magitech, from FF6? …yeah, okay, that’s actually pretty clever. Also amusing: the antagonist is apparently Lord Stan, Prince of Heck, and “not that other guy from that other place.” (Per McGraw: “it’s a sore subject, he has better PR, Stan doesn’t want to talk about it.”)

This is the kind of RPG where you wrestle with the trials of growing up in a jRPG world. Where you save orphanages from being forclosed upon by winning prize money in a regatta. The kind of RPG where there’ll be a dance-off between rival gangs of crabs and sharks. A game where you’ll fly around in Sky Trains and Deep-Sea Hot-Air Balloons…

…both of which are way cooler than Airships.

So that’s a lot about the game’s tone and setting; how about a bit about the game’s mechanics?

The battle system features lush Valkyrie-Profile-inspired full frame animations for the characters.  The gameplay is more of a turn-based menu-driven Final Fantasy-esque type affair, but it also includes a bit of Super Mario RPG-style real-time interaction.

Which reminds me: here’s a trailer showing off a bit of how this game actually looks (i.e. really, really good):

Sully: A Very Serious RPG is planned for release in Summer 2013 for PC, Mac, Linux, and Playstation Vita. The game will be $14.99 on release, but you can pre-order it now via Paypal for $9.99.

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