CyberConnect2 has announced that strategy RPG Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 will be released on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, and PC on May 11th! It will also be available on Xbox and PC Game Pass on launch day. New story and gameplay details have also been revealed for this next entry in CC2’s Little Tail Bronx series (Solatorobo, Tail Concerto)!
As the direct sequel to Fuga: Melodies of Steel, Fuga 2 revisits the cast of the first game. Unfortunately, it seems half of the original cast has been trapped in a rampaging Taranis, the tank the children used in the original game. In a twist of ironic fate, the remaining cast members give chase in the Tawhat was once their enemies’ tank, the Tarascus. Returning characters of the main cast include Malt, Mei, Hanna, Kyle, Boron, and Socks. They are joined by a brand new character named Vanilla. All were designed and illustrated by returning artist Yusuke Tokitsu.
In terms of game mechanics, there is an assortment of new skills and a new iteration of the Soul Cannon known as the Managarm, with which you use one of your party members’ life force to charge up a devastating attack. In terms of progression, there is a Judgment System where your choices affect the story and give you access to different leader skills and an Airship System where players can determine their battle route in new ways.
The original Fuga: Melodies of Steel was a bit of a passion project for CC2, as they are pushing forward with making the sequel despite not making their profit margin through the first game. However, it was announced with a celebratory image that Fuga did reach the 150,000 download milestone with Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2‘s announcement!
Also, see the new official trailer below:
I highly encourage our readers to check out the demo of the first game, available on all modern platforms! You can play up to Chapter 3 and transfer the save data to the full game upon purchase. Fuga: Melodies of Steel is also available for current Game Pass subscribers. If you’re interested, please check out RPGFan’s review of the original game, written by Neal Chandran.