Indie game developer Midgar Studio and publisher Dear Villagers today announced that their vast open-world JRPG, Edge Of Eternity has entered beta. With the beta news comes a massive update and a big discount for new players looking to get into the action.
A new crafting system has been introduced. Players can gather recipes and materials to craft their own gear and items. Cutscenes have been reworked with improved lighting, color and a revamped lip sync system. New dynamic events and spontaneous secondary quests expand the quest system.
In the beta update a new BattleCam has been added for combat. Players can switch between the current “tactical” and the new “cinematic/dynamic” camera. New details for both the heroes and NPCs are now visible with updated character designs.
Along with the previously mentioned changes plus general polishes and fixes a beta release trailer appeared on YouTube today. The trailer, viewable below, shows off the more polished game world across many varying scenes and settings. In additional core features of the game were highlighted such as strategic turn-based battles and the grand story that features several characters.
Besides getting a chance to befriend and mount a Nekaroo, players are treated to a stunning soundtrack. As players ride across the world of Heyron their ears will be treated to a score that includes contributions from Chrono Trigger and Xenoblade Chronicles composer Yasunori Mitsuda.
Currently with the beta update, Edge Of Eternity has over 40 hours of playtime and allows players to experience about half of the full adventure. The game was a successful Kickstarter project in 2015 where it received almost four times the campaign goal.
Edge Of Eternity entered its Beta as an early access game on Steam at a price of $19.99 USD. A special beta release promotion runs until August 21 that discounts the game by 30%. When the full game is released it will be available on PC as well as the PS4 and Xbox consoles.
Midgar Studio (@MidgarStudio Twitter) is an independent game development studio based in Nimes, France. Since 2008 the studio has specialized in consoles and PC hardcore games. They do work for hire for a wide range of companies with console ports to 3D art and specialized programming.
Dear Villagers (@DearVillagers Twitter) is the publishing branch of Plug In Digital. The publisher, previously known as Playdius, rebranded under the Dear Villagers brand in February 2019 after a $2.25 million investment. Currently they are working on building a line-up of titles on PC and consoles from several genres that includes RPG, Metroidvania, Rhythm Games, and Survival Management.