The mecha strategy RPG Relayer is getting a physical release in North America and Europe for $59.99 USD/€59.99, publisher Red Art Games announced. Video Games Plus will be handling NA distribution, so visit that link if you’re looking to preorder on PlayStation 4 or 5. If you’re looking to do the same in Europe, here are links to the PS4 and PS5 versions on Red Art’s website. The game will launch digitally worldwide on March 24th with support for English, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, and Korean languages. Here’s a trailer for the physical edition.
Relayer‘s store description has some details worth taking note of, including free upgrade and save transfer options from PS4 to PS5.
A next-generation robot SRPG set in a sci-fi alternate reality, in which Starchildren—humans who have been granted special abilities—take on an extraterrestrial threat known as the Relayers.
Command a squadron of Stellar Gear, humanoid weapons developed from the technology of ancient alien civilizations, to defend Earth from the invading Relayer aliens. Approximately 100 unique cutscenes play during battles throughout the game, and stage maps are all illustrated in high-quality, full 3D.
Relayer also features exciting special attacks such as Backstab and the Big Bang. Players must use a wide range of strategies in order to lead the Starchildren to victory!
About the PlayStation 4 Version:
-The PlayStation 4 version can be upgraded to the PlayStation 5 version free of charge.
-When upgrading from the PlayStation 4 version to the PlayStation 5 version, save data can also be transferred.
-Trophies will also be transferred when upgrading from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 version.
About the PlayStation 5 Version:
-4K resolution graphics
-Faster loading times
Discover How Combat and Leveling Up Work in Relayer
You might be familiar with how Relayer plays if you tried the demo that came out last month. For those who haven’t or would like a refresher, here’s a new Systems trailer that should suit your needs. Make sure to listen for small samples of the game’s English dub in the video. Refer to the following links for Korean and Traditional Chinese versions of the trailer.
It’s not often that new SRPGs, let alone mecha-themed ones, get made nowadays. Between this game, the upcoming Front Mission 1st and 2 remakes, and the successful Triangle Strategy though, the genre is by no means dead. Relayer lands on planet Earth on March 24th for PS4 and PS5. For more tactics and strategy coverage, keep coming to RPGFan!