Free-to-play fantasy RPG Caravan Stories will launch for PlayStation 4 in open beta in North America on July 16, followed by a full launch on July 23, developer Aiming announced. It features English subtitles with Japanese voice-overs.
“Bringing Caravan Stories to PlayStation 4 in North America will mark the beginning of many new stories,” said Caravan Stories for PlayStation 4 director Masahiko Takeuchi in a press release. “We can’t wait to hand the ink quill to our players and witness the tales they will write. The feedback, passion, and experiences of new adventurers will help us make and improve Caravan Stories for years to come. We are honored to welcome you to Iyarr.”
Caravan Stories will also be playable at RTX 2019, which runs from July 5 to 7 at the Austin Convention Center.
Here is an overview of the game, via Aiming:
Thousands of stories are waiting to be told in Iyarr, a vast world of unbridled beauty and unexpected danger. Players can choose from four playable races to start and can unlock an additional race through playing the game. A sixth race will be added soon after launch. See a world filled with mysterious cities, elegant forests, and imposing canyons. Along the way players will befriend non-player characters, growing the fellowship by recruiting them and taming monsters.
From dastardly dungeons to open-world raids, only a party of stalwart companions can overcome the dangers of Iyarr. Up to six creatures and allies can band together, each boasting different skills and specialties. An assured victory will require players to balance the strengths and weaknesses of the party in thrilling, strategic encounters with monsters and demons.
A mysterious gate of darkness known as the Enigma manifests above Iyarr’s peaceful lands, flooding the realm with chaos. Soon, the once tranquil land will succumb to shadow. The champions of Iyarr must save the world from its grisly fate in a story packed with emotional strife, memorable characters, and intrigue among kingdoms.
Iyarr is as unpredictable as it is beautiful. As the sun falls and shadows turn to moonlit darkness, new monsters appear to threaten the party. When day breaks, other creatures join the fray, demanding new approaches and strategies. The time flow system influences dynamic world where surprising stories can unfurl at any moment.
A stirring orchestral soundtrack and artistic flair bring Caravan Stories to greater life. Watercolor tones and brush strokes render Iyarr in a dreamy manner unlike any other world. This unique touch enhances classic RPG systems and engaging social elements to create a world worth exploring.
It should be noted that while an official North American release is planned for July, Caravan Stories is already available for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand with support for Japanese, English, and Traditional Chinese language options. However, all currently available versions of the game run on the “Japan / Asia Server,” so it is likely that the North American version of the game will run on its own server.
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