Echoes of Aetheria is Launching On January 15th | MOUSE n JOYPAD

JRPGs are making a comeback, and as a fan of the genre, I’m glad to see its triumphant return. Sure, it tends to feature many of the same aspects and systems from the heyday of the SNES, but I don’t see shooter fans complaining about successful tropes being recycled. While there are a lot of lazy and simplistic entries out there, there are a few diamonds in the rough worth checking out. Well fans, there might be another one to add to that list.

Dancing Dragon Games has announced Echoes of Aetheria, a new RPG coming to Steam this month. Creators of Deadly Sin 1 & 2 and Skyborn, the studio has built its newest entry on the RPG Maker VX Ace engine. Some of you may remember my review of Celestial Tear: Demon’s Revenge, which was an enjoyable if not limited experience that was also built off the same engine.


In Echoes, a royal wedding is helping guide two nations into an uneasy peace, but the wedding is interrupted by the kidnapping of the bride. In the wake of this worldwide conflict, you’ll try and guide your nation into uncovering the truth while those who are responsible plot against you. You’ll need your wits as you fight against rebellious defectors and restore the world to its brief moment of joyful accord. It’s up to three unlikely heroes to expose the conspiracy and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Echoes of Aetheria breaks away from the company’s familiar turn-based battle system for a new grid-based layout that hopes to provide complex tactical battles. While exploring the game’s maps for hidden caches, you’ll be able to decide if you want to attack on-screen enemies or not, eliminating random battles. Will you sneak up on a group of enemies, or save your resources and move silently around them?

To beat the game, you’ll need to utilize a home base where you equip characters and plan out your missions. The base also allows you craft custom items, get to know your companions and battle unique events for one of a kind weaponry and amazing gear.

System requirements on the game are very low, so any potato should be able to play this entry without any kind of worries. The game releases on the 15th for $14.99. For more news like this, make sure you keep reading Mouse N Joypad for all of your JRPG news.