August 31, 2013 12:30 AM | John Polson
PAX Prime is in full swing in Seattle, WA, and the first of its news is hitting the digital streets. Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death VII developer Zeboyd Games announced Cosmic Star Heroine, its next RPG, will be coming out on PS4, PS Vita, Windows, and Mac next year, with a pumping soundtrack from HyperDuck SoundWorks.
Zeboyd blogs that Cosmic Star Heroine is its latest attempt to "recpature the feel of classic RPGs of the 90s,... inspired by games like Chrono Trigger (visual style, on-map battles, combo techniques), the Phantasy Star series (overall feel of the worlds and characters), and the Suikoden series (political intrigue, expandable player headquarters)."
More details will emerge when Zeboyd launches its Kickstarter for the game in the coming weeks, but the team says that it will offer a cross-buy perk (buy once, get both versions) for PS4/Vita PSN codes for Cosmic Star Heroine for $10 and a separate $10 perk for PC codes. Robert Boyd confirmed to me that he'd also offer a higher tier for both PSN and PC codes.
Given Zeboyd's pedigree of RPGs and the stirring nostalgia from this Sega-CD inspired opening video, I imagine Cosmic Star Heroine will get all the funding it needs.