Alphadia Genesis Brings Kemco JRPG Action to Steam

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Marvelous Games and Kemco have confirmed the launch date for JRPG Alphadia Genesis. Genre enthusiasts will be able to enjoy all the trappings of a 90s JRPG as early as next week, when Alphadia Genesis launches on Steam for Windows PC on Monday, January 12 priced at $11.99.

Alphadia Genesis sports the look of a 16-bit SNES JRPG during map exploration combined with the fully animated 3D graphics of an upscaled PS1 JRPG when engaging in classic turn-based battles. Purists can also look forward to character dialogue performed by Japanese voice actors. (As an option, of course. The game will also be translated into English.)

Additionally, the Steam version will support the works, including achievements, cloud saves, and trading cards. However, the Steam page currently does not show controller support and in the game’s community hub the developer is quoted as saying the game will be “strictly mouse and keyboard.” Hopefully that’s something that will be patched in post-release at the very least. But that’s just a personal preference, of course, because I don’t think I’ve ever played a JRPG using mouse and keyboard. Game pads and JRPGs just feel right.

For more on the story of Alphadia Genesis, here is the synopsis as provided on the Steam page:

Alphadia Genesis chronicles an epic adventure with Fray and his investigative team from the Archleign Kingdom as they set out to solve a mysterious murder case in a nearby city. After some initial investigations, Fray and his companions are joined by delegates from the Ghalzabine Kingdom.

This causes tensions to run high, as the Archleign and Ghalzabine Kingdoms have shared an uneasy relationship since the clone-centric ‘Energi War’ 15 years prior to the joint investigation.

Twists and turns lie await as Fray and his fellow investigators soon discover that there may be more than meets the eye with this particular case…

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