Jeremy Doolin got in touch with me about his new project, “Ballad of Thuriana”. It’s a Shining-style project that has been under development for about a year now, and if all goes to plan it will be released either fall 2020 or fall 2021 (depending on content creation times).
The game features all new graphics from the artist behind the Time Fantasy collection, and an original soundtrack composed by Ferret Entertainment.
Even more exciting, it is planned for release on Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and possibly Nintendo Switch.
More info about the project:
The graphics will be very different (see screenshots). Menus will not be the four-way style, but more traditional. There will be some gameplay changes, but nothing drastic. For example, I use the same stats, 100 XP per level system, same turn-based battles. But I have more damage types, a secondary weapon/equipment, a slot just for a ring and one for an accessory, more item slots and other differences
The game will also feature Shining Force 2 style exploration:
And I will have Exploration! In fact, that’s all I’ve been working on for months. It will be much more like Shining Force 2, with a world map, some random encounter battles, exploration, secrets, some side quests and more. I’ve nearing completion of the Exploration mode and will build the Battle system over Summer.
As you can see it’s an ambitious and exciting project!