“We’ve poured years into perfecting the world of Caravan Stories,” said PlayStation 4 version director Masahiko Takeuchi in a press release. “Our new release date gave us enough extra time to fine-tune the experience for adventurers to begin writing their stories. We’re eager to see the tales our players write with their friends as they begin their journeys through Iyarr.”
Here is an overview of the game, via Aiming:
Travel across the vast, beautiful world of Iyarr recruiting heroes and taming monsters. Explore haunting ruins, mystical forests, and awe-inspiring cities rendered in gorgeous watercolor tones. Gather strength to face threats: from challenging dungeons and open-world raids to ferocious foes that only emerge at certain times of day.
A monolithic structure appears above Iyarr. This mysterious threat—known as Enigma—manifests a portal from which chaos pours forth. Before the realm succumbs to shadow, heroes from the six races of Iyarr must stand together and push back the tides of darkness.
Master engaging real-time combat by building a party well-suited for Iyarr’s many dangers. A recruited NPC’s weakness can be complemented by the strength of a tamed monster. Defensive characters, ranged attackers, magic casters, and every role in-between must act in concert to win the day. Players can even tame real-world animals like dogs and cats. With nearly 300 unique heroes and beasts available to recruit, no two players will experience battles the same way.
Party management is key, but every journey demands a well-equipped caravan. These magical fortresses serve as a progression hub. Players can customize their caravan’s look, unlock weapon and armor crafting, create resource generators like gold and crystal pumps, and provide backup in battle with cannons and other armaments. Combine forces with other players, testing the party and caravan against legendary enemies.
Caravan Stories is already available for PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store in Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand with support for Japanese, English, and Traditional Chinese language options. However, all currently available versions of the game run on the “Japan / Asia Server,” so it is likely that the North American version of the game will run on its own server.
Watch a new trailer below.