Zeboyd Games, developers of Cthulhu Saves the World and Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 and 4, have announced their next title: Cosmic Star Heroine. A retro sci-fi RPG, the title centers on Alyssa L’Salle, an agent for a galaxy-spanning government that uncovers one secret too many. Her agency pulls a more extreme Burn Notice and outs her as a spy, with both friends and enemies coming out of the woodwork.
Cosmic Star Heroine reportedly is influenced by Chrono Trigger (in terms of battle and visual style), Phantasy Star (overall worldbuilding), and Suikoden (political intrigue and player headquarters), according to lead designer Robert Boyd. The game will be funded via Kickstarter, and is planned for a launch on PC, Mac, PS4, and PS Vita.