Publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced today that tactical RPG “Chroma Squad” will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PS Vita, and other mobile devices early 2017 after having already been available on PC (via Steam) since 2015. The game is about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show. It is your job to cast actors and purchase upgrades for your studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard. Once the cameras are rolling, you will control your cast of five colored-jumpsuit-clad warriors in dramatic turn-based battles.
“Once the studio is established, the player must assign the actors, each with their own special traits, to their respective roles in the team and their suits’ colors. Other features can be changed as the game progresses including the team’s name, the name of their robot and their catchphrases. Each stage in the game is a different episode of the show in which the heroes fight a group of villains, sometimes followed by a battle between the team’s giant mecha and an enlarged monster, and their performance during the episode take a direct impact on the show’s ratings. High ratings increase the show’s fanbase and revenue, which can be used to improve the studio and upgrade the team’s equipment and mecha. The episodes are grouped into seasons and failure to complete the goals set by the sponsors at the end of each season will lead to a game over.
The battles follow the heroes fighting initially in their normal selves, but later gaining the ability to transform, recovering their HP and obtaining special abilities. The “teamwork” function allows heroes to help each other during battle, be it reaching longer distances, dealing powerful attacks together, or combining their powers into a special attack that increases ratings when used to destroy the monster of the week.”
The console version of the game is expected to look like the PC version, sprites and all, with similar functionality. So far, there’s been no word whether or not the version of the game will introduce any new and exciting features. But as usual stay tuned, and we’ll update as soon as we get more information. The trailer release follows.