Indie studio Zeboyd Games announced that its Super NES-style RPG Cosmic Star Heroine will premiere for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this summer.
Fans will soon be able to pre-order a limited edition physical version from niche publisher Limited Run Games.
Soon after the game begins, Alyssa is branded as a spy, forcing her to flee from her employers and team up with fellow outcasts on a quest to discover the truth behind a dark government conspiracy.
Gameplay in Cosmic Star Heroine unfolds much in the style of a 16-bit RPG, and its turn-based battle system features multicharacter combo techniques similar to those found in Square Enix s landmark Super NES game Chrono Trigger.
Though Cosmic Star Heroine is built on a foundation of 16-bit nostalgia, Zeboyd has taken steps to eliminate much of the tedium associated with decades-old RPGs.
The studio parodied RPG tropes in 2010 s Breath of Death 7 before refining its retro-style approach with the popular follow-up Cthulhu Saves the World.