I Am Setsuna was one of my favorite games of 2016, and plenty of other people apparently liked it as well. Enough love was poured on the game during its initial reception that Square Enix was able to build an entire accolades trailer out of it.
If you’re on the market for the Nintendo Switch and haven’t played this love letter to the classic JRPGs of the 16-bit generation, give the trailer a watch. I promise it’ll be the best non-Zelda game you can find for quite some time on the console.
Square Enix is an early and welcome supporter of the Switch
While Final Fantasy has yet to crawl its way to Nintendo’s console, Square Enix has done a great job showing that it supports Nintendo’s fledgling platform. Aside from the lovely I Am Setsuna, the company is also publishing both Dragon Quest X and XI on the console, two games that are bound to explode the console’s popularity in Japan.
And, of course, we can’t forget to mention the one and only Project: Octopath Traveler. Don’t change the title, please!
In fact, the only way that Square Enix could make me any happier is full support of the Virtual Console. If Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI, Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana find their way onto this portable retro heaven, I might never need another gaming machine again! Plus, I Am Setsuna will look only better when played next to those games considering they provided over half of its inspiration.
I Am Setsuna will be available at launch for the Switch on March 3.