The official website for Kadokawa Games' God Wars game revealed on Friday that the God Wars: The Complete Legend (God Wars: Nippon Shinwa Taisen) version of the game will launch for PC via Steam in June. Kadokawa Games also began streaming a promotional video for the Steam version.
The Steam version will add mouse and keyboards controls, the ability to change the order of party members on the menu screen, and a feature that automatically arranges characters on the map. The updates with the Steam version will launch simultaneously through a patch for the original God Wars: Future Past (God Wars ~Toki o Koete~) and the God Wars: The Complete Legend version.
The original God Wars Future Past PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game launched in Japan, Europe, and North America in June 2017. NIS America describes the game:
A long time ago, there was a beautiful land made up of three nations: Fuji, Izumo, and Hyuga . This land was called Mizuho. The people of Mizuho disliked conflict, honored their ancestral spirits, and lived in harmony with nature. However, over time, they began cultivating crops, forging and using metal, fighting wars, destroying nature, and neglecting to honor their ancestral spirits.
In the meantime, various locations in Mizuho suffered from natural disasters like flooding, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In order to stop a destructive eruption, the Queen of Mizuho, Tsukuyomi, sacrificed her beloved daughter Sakuya to the mountain, confined her other daughter Kaguya within a bamboo seal in case of future disasters, and then disappeared. 13 years later, Princess Kaguya has grown into a beautiful woman and her childhood friend, Kintaro, saves her during a riot. She rises against her "fate to be a sacrifice," and in order to follow her own path, they both escape from Fuji and journey across Mizuho to discover the truth behind Tsukuyomi's decision.
The game's aesthetic mixes anime-inspired character designs and monster designs influenced by classical Japanese Yamato-e paintings. Yoshimi Yasuda, the former head of Tecmo and current head of Kadokawa Games, conceived the story, directed the game, and wrote the scenario. LovePlus designer Tarō Minoboshi designed the characters, while Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry, Steel Battalion, Ōkami, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron) designed the monsters. Enka singer Fuyumi Sakamoto performed the theme song "Toki o Koete."
God Wars The Complete Legend (pictured above right), an expanded version of God Wars Future Past, launched in Japan for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS Vita in Japan in June 2018. Kadokawa Games also simultaneously released a new scenario and quality-of-life updates for those who already own the PS4 and PS Vita versions of the game.
NIS America released God Wars The Complete Legend for Nintendo Switch in a physical and digital release in Europe last August and in North America in September. NIS America also released the new scenario and quality-of-life updates for the PS4 and PS Vita versions.
Kadokawa Games announced last July that the God Wars 2 sequel game is in development.
Sources: God Wars game's website, Kadokawa Games' YouTube channel, Dengeki Online