Nyu Media has released the English translation of doujin JRPG The Sacred Tears TRUE on Steam for Windows. This is the game’s English language debut.
The Sacred Tears TRUE blends traditional JRPG design with a simple but apparently deep card battling system, and it also has a redistributable skill points system. You can see how it works in the gameplay video above. The rest of the game plays very much like a typical story-driven JRPG, otherwise.
Notable contributors to the game are the artists and musicians. Artist Takashi Konno (Shichinin no Bukiya) provided the graphics, while the music is composed by Hiroyuki Ojima (Accel World, When They Cry anime) and Shimotsuki Haruka (Atelier Iris, Ace Attorney Orchestral Performance)
The Sacred Tears TRUE follows a pair of neophyte thieves, Seil and his childhood friend Seana, who run a private investigation agency called “Millionaire” in Genoseed City. By night, however, the pair undertake missions for the Thieves Guild, and it’s in this dual life that adventure, comedy, and political intrigue emerges.
Each of the 48 chapters in the game (24 story chapters, 24 side chapters) are presented as standalone episodes that last between 5 to 30 minutes each – they each represent a case or a mission. However, as the game progresses, the world and characters branch out to further explore the main dramatic plot arc.