The all-Italian Summer-Soul returns to the spotlight at Tokyo Game Show 2023, providing fresh details and gameplay insights through a brand-new exclusive Technical Showcase Trailer. Let’s take a look at all the latest updates on Jyamma Games’ upcoming Soulslike, based on Italian folklore.
After its participation in Gamescom 2023 (between August 23rd and 27th) and Pax East (September 1st to 4th), Enotria: The Last Song is gearing up to return to the event where it all began a year ago—the Tokyo Game Show.
Jyamma Games’ Italian folklore-inspired Souls-style Action RPG (you can find our interview with the development team here) will once again take the stage at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (from September 21st to 24th) with an exclusive Technical Showcase Trailer and a new playable beta demo for those with access to the event.
Stay with us today to uncover all the news and updates on Enotria: The Last Song, and to see what the developers have in store for us during these days.
The new collaboration between Jyamma Games and SEGA
Following the official announcement and the exciting news revealed at the Tokyo Game Show 2022, Enotria: The Last Song is poised to make a big impact at this year’s festival with the unveiling of a new collaboration between Jyamma Games and SEGA for the Japan/Asian region.
Contrary to our initial expectations, SEGA will assume the role of publishing and releasing the game in the Asian region. Meanwhile, Jyamma Games will manage the release in all other regions worldwide, not only as the development team but also as the project’s publisher.
It goes without saying that this collaboration holds immense significance for the development team, further establishing Enotria’s foothold in the Asian video game scene, particularly in Japan. It’s important to mention that the game will also include Japanese voice acting, featuring the renowned and highly talented voice actor Tomokazu Sugita (Pulcinella) in its cast.
A closer look at the Technical Showcase Trailer
In the trailer, we are greeted by Stoyan Stoyanov, the Game Director of Enotria: The Last Song, who says, “Today we’re going to take you on a journey through all the improvements we made as we transitioned to Unreal Engine 5.”
The initial part of the trailer spotlights the main protagonist, emphasizing his distinctive traits and key features, such as the markings of Ardore on the protagonist’s body and the power that enables players to channel spells, buffs, and alter the world around them.
Subsequently, the Game Director delves into Masks and Loadouts. Masks will be unique pieces of gear dropped by powerful enemies and will be the cornerstone of the three customizable loadouts. As for the Loadout System, as highlighted by Stoyanov, As Stoyanov emphasizes, each loadout has its own appearance, passives, equipment, and slots where you can incorporate perks and abilities to make the character’s build unique and suitable for your playstyle.
The Technical Showcase Trailer then offers us a closer look at the gameplay, redefined in Unreal Engine 5, highlighting all the improvements introduced by Jyamma Games. These improvements include an enhanced in-game feel with the main protagonist, how parries can change the approach to combat, the benefits of motion capture integration, and a significant expansion of the arsenal of weapons. Additionally, the trailer offers a sneak peek of a boss fight featuring Curtis, one of the many formidable enemies you’ll encounter in the world of Enotria.
Last but certainly not least, the trailer provides a more in-depth view of the sun-lit game world, its landscapes, and the magnificent settings inspired by Italian folklore, including Quinta, the opening area, and the captivating Falesian shores. As explained by the Game Director, the art direction has been further refined and and renewed, with the use of bolder colors, more dramatic staging, and a greater emphasis on environmental storytelling—all while remaining unwaveringly true to the “Mediterranean core.”
When and Where can you test the beta demo of Enotria: The Last Song?
As reported by Jyamma Games, the UE5 beta demo of Enotria: The Last Song will be playable exclusively at the Tokyo Game Show 2023. To try it out, you’ll need to visit the Sega/Atlus booth and the Jyamma Games booth (Hall 1 Booth 01C01) from September 21st to September 24th (public open days on September 23rd and 24th) at the Tokyo Game Show Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Furthermore, the Jyamma Games staff will showcase a hands-on gameplay session during the Tokyo Game Show stage event on September 22nd at 4:00 PM, Japan Standard Time (UTC+9); 9:00 AM Italy Time CEST., featuring Giacomo Greco (CEO of Jyamma Games), Andrea Beneduci (Executive Producer of Jyamma Games), Edoardo Basile (Business Dev. Manager of Jyamma Games), Stoyan Stoyanov (Game Director of Jyamma Games), and Federico Ferrarese (Art Director of Jyamma Games). The live showcase will be held featuring Mirin Furukawa special guests and as moderator, StuartO.
We would like to remind you that Enotria: The Last Song is scheduled for release in Spring 2024 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S. For more information about Jyamma Games’ upcoming video game, take a look at our main coverage and visit the team’s official website.
Jyamma Games has also recently launched a giveaway campaign for Enotria: The Last Song. Click here to learn more.
Enjoy the Tokyo Game Show!