Independent Japanese game developers Hachikuma Games and Strawberry Hikari have announced Susanoh: Japanese Mythology RPG for PlayStation 4 and Switch. It will launch sometime between the spring and summer in Japan.
Susanoh: Japanese Mythology RPG was actually first announced at Digital Games Expo 2018 on November 4, 2018, but went largely unnoticed. Its official website went up at the time, but is only a page with a logo and little to no information. Pamphlet images tweeted back then were also difficult to make out. However, today a December 28 blog post from Hachikuma Games and January 6 blog post from Strawberry Hikari were discovered with more information.
Here is a summary of the story:
Amaterasu’s younger brother Susanoh was banished from Heaven due to his arrogant behavior. But before this, Susanoh showed himself to be something of a hero god in Ashiwara Nakatsukoku, such as when he defeated Yamata no Orochi and saved a girl named Kushinada who was to be sacrificed. As a hero god, Susanoh married Kushinada and ruled Izumo no Kuni into great prosperity, before finishing his role and retiring to a long sleep.
Over 100 years have passed since then. A messenger arrives from Heaven who wakes Susanoh from his slumber. Is this a messenger to inform him of an upheaval in Ashiwara Nakatsukoku? Is a battle between the gods of Heaven about to begin?
As the title of the game suggests, Susanoh: Japanese Mythology RPG is an original RPG based on Japanese mythology with Susanoh Mikoto as the protagonist. The heroine is Kushinada, who is known in Japanese mythology by the name Kushinadahime.
Stay tuned for future updates.