The Nintendo Switch continues to expand its roster of launch titles, as Tokyo RPG Factory has announced that their debut game, I Am Setsuna, will be available for the new console on March 3, 2017. I Am Setsuna will be available as a digital download. With the availability of a JRPG title at launch, there is a strong possibility Square Enix will support the new console in the way supported the 3DS, which boasts hits including Bravely Default, its sequel Bravely Second, Heroes of Ruin, and Dragon Quest VII.
Set in a land trapped in endless winter and beset by vicious demons, the story followers the titular Setsuna, a girl chosen by her people to be a sacrifice to save them. A sacrifice, as she is neither the first maiden chosen, nor is she likely to be the last. Setsuna is required to journey to the edge of the world and offer her life up at a distant temple in order to save her people. Her party accompany her on the journey, protecting her from hostile monsters as they escort her to her final destination, her own demise.
Created by Tokyo RPG Factory, Square Enix’s youngest studio, I Am Setsuna deliberately draws inspiration from the turn-based controls and gameplay mechanics of classic RPGs such as Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger, while incorporating its own specific twists and personality as a JRPG. The Nintendo Switch edition will incorporate new features, including the Temporal Battle Arena, where players can pit their parties against each other in battle.
I Am Setsuna is currently available globally as a digital download for the PlayStation 4 and Steam. It is also available in Japan for the PS Vita. The game retails for $39.99 across its currently available platforms, and will likely be priced the same as a Nintendo Switch digital release.
There are now seven launch titles confirmed for the Switch in North America, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, 1-2-Switch, The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+, Just Dance 2017, Skylanders: Imaginators, and Super Bomberman R.