Nintendo and Sabotage Studio have released new information about Sea of Stars. A prequel to the retro video game The Messenger. Sabotage Studio announced that the highly anticipated prequel will be released in 2023. The film was originally announced for 2020 and was to have been released earlier but was pushed back to next year.
Sabotage Studio has been updating fans with constant videos on its YouTube channel, promising to provide more information about the film.
During Nintendo’s Inside the House of Indies Holiday Event streaming, sabotage Studio released a new video for Sea of Stars. The video featured new footage from the game, including a message from infamous game composer Yasunori Mitsuda. Mitsuda is best known for his work on classic games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Including “Chrono Trigger, the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” and “The Secret of Mana.” Mitsuda is a fan of Messenger and was contacted by Sabotage Studio to work with the lead composer on several tracks for Sea of Stars.
Sea of Stars is a throwback to the old SNES games. So Mitsuda is trying to create a game that sounds like it came from the SNES. Mitsuda’s message is overlaid on new gameplay footage of Sea of Stars, which showcases a new river area.
The gameplay footage emphasizes a detailed and polished pixel art style. The water effects in the video are particularly impressive. The video also showcases more of the game’s combat, emphasizing that this is an old-school RPG with a similar gameplay style to Chrono Trigger.
The story of Sea of Stars is about two “Children of the Solistice. Who combine the powers of the sun and the moon to create “Eclipse Magic.” With their new powers, they try to stop the alchemist, Freshmancer, from destroying the Earth. Players can add Sea of Stars to their Steam wish list. The game will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.