New English Gameplay for Square Enix Throwback JRPG, I Am Setsuna

Square Enix has shared a new gameplay trailer for I Am Setsuna.

Featured above, you can view the roughly two-minute long gameplay trailer for the debut, throwback RPG from Square Enix’s Tokyo RPG Factory. The new trailer showcases the game’s artwork, story segments, music, as well as its Chrono Trigger-inspired battle system.

I Am Setsuna is a game that tells a sad, reportedly depressing story of a young woman named Setsuna. Described as a woman of “incredible inner strength,” Setsuna must ultimately make a sacrifice to save the people of her homeland.

I Am Setsuna is launching for both PlayStation 4 (digital-only) and PC via Steam on July 19th, for $39.99.

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  1. MusouTensei
    May 25, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    “I Am Setsuna is launching for both PlayStation 4 (digital-only)”
    Oh fuck off!

  2. vonSanneck
    May 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Can we get a limited physical release Atlus style? I’m pretty sure that would go well in the west.

  3. larverto365
    May 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Damn. I might actually get this game for Christmas assuming it’s not more than like 9GB or something (I have 50000 something MB). Either this or Pokemon S&M.

  4. Mr0303
    May 25, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    40$ for a digital only game is way too much.

  5. Chocolate ISISCream
    Chocolate ISISCream
    May 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Digital only? Dropped.

  6. Bitterbear
    May 25, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Considering it’s Squeenix, yer going to get a 50GB, Dual-layer Blu-ray disc packed with a 400kb online installer whose only purpose is to force you to always stick it into the disc drive every.single.time you want to play the game.

  7. TsukuyomiMagi99
    May 25, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Square…Digital only.

  8. vonSanneck
    May 25, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Uncompressed files as well. Do not forget that.

  9. Guin
    May 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Squenix never fails to impress and depress me at the same time.

  10. vonSanneck
    May 25, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    You know Square Enix has yet to price drop/budle all dlc for Drakengard 3 on PS3 PS store in Europe where it released digital only (DLC from PAL incompatible with other regions). So I dread the price staying like this.

  11. Bitterbear
    May 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Those visuals though.. Ugh, it’s like watching an HD version of a DS Crystal Chronicles game.

  12. Mr0303
    May 25, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Maybe it can appear in the PS+ collection in an year or two.

  13. Minuteworld92
    May 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    no isea this was coming on steam. looks cool. hope it has dual audio.

  14. Dnetwork7
    May 25, 2016 at 2:13 pm


  15. GameZard
    May 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I don’t think the characters are voiced.

  16. GameZard
    May 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I didn’t know so many people hated digital games.

  17. Viredae
    May 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    There aren’t, it’s just that the people who DO hate digital only releases happen to be massively vocal.

  18. NuclearCherries
    May 25, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Looking forward to this, but FUCK DIGITAL ONLY

  19. Sean Sharpe
    Sean Sharpe
    May 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    On one hand, ugh. Digital only. On the other, if SE plays this right, a return seeing a return to 16-bit/32-bit era JRPGs makes me a happy person.

  20. Smug
    May 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    I remember the news concerning the Vita version about longer loading times, which was blown out of proportion.
    Like it could have been better (like 3-5 seconds less) but it’s not as bad in actual use.

  21. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    May 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I’m really excited for this! Its got a very cold and somber atmosphere to it. The combination of a nearly all piano soundtrack and a snow filled world makes it look really comfy. Definitely getting this day one.

  22. bdp
    May 25, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I want the game but i don’t know if i want it for $40.

  23. steve72
    May 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    its not hated, bruh. the word would be ‘prefered’.

    people, including me prefered physical copy. it’s like seeing your hard-earned cash turn into something you can see and give you satisfaction. guess its not the case for steam huh. but hey, i also got games on steam.

  24. Thanatos2k
    May 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Really looking forward to this game.

  25. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    May 25, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    Looks good. Looks really good

  26. Ninjagai
    May 26, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Nah, I’ll just wait for a real Chrono Trigger sequel.

  27. totenglocke
    May 26, 2016 at 9:29 am

    They’ve been making RPGs for 30-ish years and don’t understand their customers at all. RPG lovers, especially JRPG lovers, are the ones who truly want physical copy. Frat boys who just play the new Call of Halofield don’t give a shit about having a physical copy.

  28. totenglocke
    May 26, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Digital only on PC is tolerable because A) you can either back them up (DRM free) or obtain them other ways if the service ever goes down / you lose your account and B) you can buy games at a fraction of the price of a console game. I’m OK with having a game be digital only if I’m paying 50% less, but if I’m paying full price either way, you bet your ass I want a goddamn physical copy.

  29. totenglocke
    May 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

    I really don’t get how the choice is “this or Pokemon S&M”. Pokemon games have dull combat and pretty much non-existent stories / character development. I get little kids liking Pokemon, because better games are beyond their grasp….but adults worshipping Pokemon is just mind boggling to me.

  30. larverto365
    May 26, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I don’t know. Catching whatever pokemon you want and going on a journey is pretty fun to me. Plus in RPGs (or at least maybe most of them), you only have the same different characters.

    By the way, I happen to be 13. Maybe that’s another reason.

  31. heroyaldog
    May 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    it’s mind boggling people have different tastes than you? You must walk around permanently stupefied.

  32. catazxy
    May 27, 2016 at 9:22 am

    “chrono trigger-inspired battle system”, now I’m interested!

  33. ShinMegamiSensei
    June 7, 2016 at 3:51 am

    >digital only

    Just end the suffering fam