Gunmancy. Froggoths. Pop-culture cheekiness. Sentient snot. Yes, my friends, Cosmic Star Heroine is already looking like a star. If you’re wondering what I’m blathering about, Zeboyd Games recently released half an hour’s worth of gameplay footage, all from the alpha version of the upcoming turn-based RPG, which draws inspiration from the likes of Chrono Trigger.
To provide a spot of background, Cosmic Star Heroine, er, stars one Alyssa L’Salle, an intergalactic superagent who finds herself crossing laser beams with her former bosses. Unlike most JRPGs of its ilk, Cosmic Star Heroine promises to have same-screen combat and enemy groups that will actually chase you across the map, instead of randomly popping up from the pixels and going, “BOO!” As an added bonus, you’ll also get Suikoden-style spy headquarters to customize however you choose. No word has been released as to whether or not it will provide you the option to add teddybears to your den of thieves, I’m afraid. It should be noted that while Cosmic Star Heroine is supposed to contain plenty of humor, it is not a parody. Also, expect about 11 playable characters and 3 planets to dawdle around it. Perfect number, if you ask me.
The game is slated for a 2015 release, but the devs are quick to note that it will be done “when it’s good & done” instead of “when we think you’ll pay the most money.” Which is a fantastic policy. Price-wise, it will “most likely” cost around $10 to $15. You can find the answers to a number of other common questions over here.