Who here remembers ActRaiser? A game from early in the life of the SNES, it combined 2D side-scrolling action with top down city-building strategy. It's an interesting combination that made for a very unique title back at the start of the nineties, but it's one that hasn't been seen much since. Out of seemingly nowhere, SEGA has announced SolSeraph, a modern take on the formula coming soon to PS4.
As you can see in the above trailer, the new title, developed by ACE Team, features action platforming and overhead tactical gameplay very reminiscent of Quintet's classic, but obviously brought up to date on modern hardware. Playing as some sort of powerful being, you'll be cutting down monsters one minute, then building up defences and progressing a settlement the next. Legendary video game composer Yuzo Koshiro has produced some music for the game, just as he did for ActRaiser.
SolSeraph is coming to PS4 on 10th July 2019. What do you think of it? Do you fondly remember ActRaiser? No need to get defensive in the comments below.