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Xenoblade and Mana Series Veterans Are Teasing a New RPG

Project Tritri

There’s a new RPG coming out this year, and it has a fair number of industry veterans working on the project. Project TriTri, as it’s tentatively named, is an action RPG coming out sometime in Q2 2022. Notably, working on the project are artists, composers, and scenario writers from Xenoblade Chronicles, the Mana series, Octopath Traveler, and more. Further details, including the game’s official title, will be announced on May 26, 2022. [Thanks, Gamer!]

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The project’s official website provides interested fans with a brief rundown. The game, which will be an entirely new IP, will focus on “reviving the golden age of ’90s RPGs for the modern age.” Releasing for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5, it will follow a young man who learns that he is the chosen Warrior of Chaos. It will support solo play, as well as up to three-person multiplayer.

The website also goes through some of the people at the helm of the project. Working on world design is Nobuteru Yuki, who worked as a character designer on Chrono Cross and illustrator on Trials of Mana. The game’s character designer is Raita Kazama of Xenoblade Chronicles fame. Yura Kubota, the writer for Octopath Traveler, is writing the scenario. The game’s composer is Hiroki Kikuta, who worked on the soundtrack for both Trials of Mana and Secret of Mana.

Additionally, according to the game’s design documents, the RPG will reportedly feature summonable familiars. Designing these unnamed familiars will be famous Pokemon designers Atsuko Nishida, Tomohiro Kitakaze, and Megumi Mizutani. Developing the game is Three Rings Design, the studio that helped develop Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

You can check out some of the design documents and art for Project TriTri in the screenshots below:

Finally, for those interested in solving riddles, the Twitter account is hosting a competition where fans can guess the title of the game. Three winners will receive Amazon gift cards worth 10,000 yen (about $77). If you want a hint, you should take a look a second look at the project’s website.

Further details surrounding Project TriTri and its official title will appear sometime on May 26, 2022. The game is expected to release sometime in Q2 2022 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.

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