Back in 2017, Rakuen was a pixel artwork, combat-free RPG which blended severe themes with cute, fantasy characters and songs. We adored it. Now its developer Laura Shigihara has introduced a brand new game, Mr. Saitou, which she describes as “the subsequent installment within the Rakuen universe.” You can discover the announcement trailer under.
“Mr. Saitou is a brief game about a median white-collar employee who struggles to search out which means in a life filled with fixed time beyond regulation and social isolation,” in accordance to the Steam page. “After an accident lands him within the hospital, Mr. Saitou is spirited away to a wierd fantasy world the place an surprising good friend takes him on a life-changing journey.”
Rakuen might take round ten hours to play by way of in case you did all the pieces, however Mr. Saitou will “normally be accomplished in a single sitting.”
Aside from Rakuen and Mr. Saitou, Shigihara can be a game composer, finest recognized for work on To The Moon, Deltarune and for singing Zombies On Your Lawn in Plants vs. Zombies.
“There is a lot to have a good time right here, and I need to begin with what stood out probably the most: that is the one game I can consider that so prominently includes a mum,” mentioned our Rakuen evaluation. “Boy (because the game solely ever refers to him) is accompanied for many of the game by his mom, the 2 of them exploring each the hospital and the world of Rakuen collectively. This has two monumental results – firstly it places a dynamic relationship on the centre of the story, the 2 capable of chat at any level, Mom capable of provide hints, and most significantly, chat to and argue with the game’s characters alongside you. Secondly, it dramatically adjustments how your strategy understanding and deciphering the game’s use of fantasy.”
No phrase but on whether or not Mr. Saitou’s mum is within the new game, nevertheless it’s aiming to launch on March twenty third, 2023. You can find more screenshots over on Steam.