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Go West! JRPG I Am Setsuna Gets July Release Date

A throwback from Square Enix

Against the welcomed deluge of classic Japanese games that've landed on western PCs recently, you'd be forgiven for assuming I Am Setsuna [official site] was another rejigged and repackaged oldie. It's not, though, and is in fact the work of Square Enix's Tokyo RPG Factory studio, a team who are inspired by the JRPG classics of yesteryear. I Am Setsuna is a throwback to those tried and tested games, and now has a new nostalgia-spun trailer and a summertime release date to match.

Released in Japan back in February on PS4 and PSVita, I Am Setsuna will head to PC via Steam on July 19th. You'll have the chance to get yourself some of this:

As beautiful as some of that was, it's not exactly what I'd call a teaser, though. What's it all about, then? Over to you, Square Enix:

"I Am Setsuna tells the sorrowful story of Setsuna, a young woman of incredible inner strength, and the sacrifice she must undertake to the save the people of her land.

"Players will be immersed in an emotional and unforgettable story of true bravery as Setsuna leaves her hometown with her bodyguards on a journey to the farthest land."

Melody shared this video a while back which better portrays all of that in practice (mind turn on the subtitles on in YouTube):

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