The debut title for Japanese developer Fahrenheit 213, Tsurugihime, has shared its first details since its announcement back in December.
For their first “Developer’s Notes”, they introduce the main character who doesn’t actually have a proper name at this time. Instead they call her “Tsuru-chan (temporary)”, obviously deriving the name from the game itself.
These first notes also show a small detail that will be noticeable in gameplay. Which is the inclusion of her health being presented via her clothing getting damaged. The more hurt Tsuru-chan gets, the less clothing she’ll have on.
Here’s a rundown of Tsurugihime:
What is TSURUGIHIME?
The ultimate battle is in 100 days and it is up to the player to decide how to live those final days. Built upon the classic genre of side scrolling action RPG, “craft” anything from battles, customizing, exploration, story and even your “sister.”
This is An RPG that “crafts” fate.
This is the first game from the former creative producer of Fate/Grand Order, Yosuke Shiokawa since becoming independent. Together with character designer Kuroboshi Kouhaku and composer Takeharu Ishimoto, we are aiming for release on Steam in 2024 with this team.
”Craft” the 100 days in this story where choices and decisions are key!
The player can live however they want until the day of the utlimate battle. Become stronger through repeated battles, chose to challenge powerful enemies, or spend time in peace without fighting. A game with multiple endings where your days decide the outcome. Find YOUR best way to live each day and “craft” your own path to victory.
“Craft” even your sister with the bonding sisters ikusei system!
Battles are supported by the protagonist’s beloved sister, her only family. Pure and innocent, she can be royal or rebellious, depending on how the player interacts. She may become curious or a passionate scholar.
Character Design: Kuroboshi Kouhaku & Composer: Takeharu Ishimoto, joins game development!
Characters are designed by Kouhaku Kuroboshi, who has worked on Summon Night, Kino’s Journey, and SAO Alternative, and music direction is led by composer Takeharu Ishimoto (The World Ends with You, Kingdom Hearts). The game is being developed by a small team as an indie game full of love from the creators.
Tsurugihime is set to launch sometime in 2024 for PC (via Steam).