Pending approval, next game from legendary Final Fantasy developers and independent studio Kobojo heads to PC later this year via Valve Software’s Greenlight program after iOS debut later this week
PARIS – Nov. 11, 2015 – Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey, the epic Japanese role-playing game (JRPG) from independent developer and publisher Kobojo and legendary JRPG developers including Kazushige Nojima (writer, Final Fantasy VII) and Hitoshi Sakimoto (composer, Final Fantasy Tactics), takes the first step toward release on the Steam platform today, with a page on Steam Greenlight. If greenlit, the Steam version will mark another additional platform beyond iOS for the highly-anticipated premium JRPG. Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey will be available for iOS in the US and Europe tomorrow, November 12.
“With a dedicated and diverse group of players on Steam, we’re hopeful we can get approval from the Greenlight community to bring the premium version of Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey to PCs later this year,” said Kobojo CEO Mario Rizzo. “Throughout the development process, and working closely with Nojima-san and Sakimoto-san, we’ve always focused on crafting an experience with Zodiac that will appeal to all players that enjoy JRPGs – regardless of platform.”
Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey is an original JRPG that offers hours of exploration, quests, deep turn-based combat and an in-depth storyline that will continue over time with future content updates. The game is already winner of the 2015 Ping Award as best mobile game, and nominated as one of the top titles at Tokyo Game Show 2015 by Famitsu and 4Gamer.
The meticulously handcrafted game is being created at Kobojo’s Dundee, Scotland-based studio with support from Mr. Nojima as scenario writer, Mr. Sakimoto and his company Basiscape composing the game’s score, and CyDesignation the company led by renowned artist Hideo Minaba, handling the art direction.
Kobojo develops engaging, online RPG titles that are designed for touch devices. The company is passionate about developing high-quality multiplayer game mechanics and is known for its extraordinary hand-drawn 2D graphics. It has created and is currently managing the highly successful mobile RPG Mutants: Genetic Gladiators. Kobojo is a private company, founded in 2008, with headquarters in Paris, France and a new development studio in Dundee, Scotland.
Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey will be available as a premium app for iOS in the US and Europe later this week, with a release in Japan and on Sony platforms planned for 2016.
Source: Press Release