It’s been a year since we got a news that a Granblue Fantasy franchise, Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link, would make its way to PS4. We only got the screenshots so far, and recently Cygames finally revealed the game’s first gameplay video! In addition, some development notes are also revealed. If you want to know how far this game is developed, check it out now!
The gameplay shows us a peaceful village before moving to battle gameplay, featuring familiar characters if you follow the mobile game enough. As the big red text says, though, keep in mind that this is still under development and work in progress.
As stated above, in addition to gameplay, we also get the game’s development notes. These are taken from the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu:
- On PlatinumGames‘ side, Kenji Saito, director of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and Transformers: Devastation, will work on the game as a Producer. On the other hand, on Cygames’ side, the directing task is given to Tetsuya Fukuhara.
- The game can already execute basic actions and features in gameplay. Graphic-wise, it’s already possible to express the worldview of Granblue Fantasy in 3D.
- Cygames is providing support and supervision while PlatinumGames is working on the kind of gameplay that has an impression as “action that can display the charm of the characters” and a flow that changes from various situations to multiplayer.
- Starting from the spring of 2017, the staff from Cygames and Cydesignation (Cygames’ own art team) joined PlatinumGames’ developers to joint development including technical cooperation on elements such as art.
- The gameplay concepts and story were already in the early stages of development. The graphics, however, took a long time. They have shown us the game’s graphics, but they assured us the final result will be even better.
- The game will be able to be played by people who have not played the original Granblue Fantasy on smartphones, and also for people who only play the smartphone version and don’t play many action games as they’re developing the game to suit wide audience of players.
In addition, Game Director Tetsuya Fukuhara also provided information to Dengeki PlayStation:
- In single player, we fight by controlling one character, and the other three are controlled by AI. He assured the battles are very lively since each character has its own special moves.
- In multiplayer mode, four players will control one character each.
- The ‘high fantasy RPG’ concept from the mobile version is maintained.