Set four years after the events of the original game – Fear Effect Sedna is a whole new story in the Fear Effect universe – and sees a return of series characters Hana, Rain, Glas, and Deke.
The game – a sequel to 1999’s Fear Effect – is developed by, Sushee Games, an indie developer with Square Enix Collective, after a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016.
The first of two titles in the franchise from Sushee – with a remaster of the original game planned for release sometime later this year – the developer will be banking on the game being well-received, hoping that it will kick-start interest in the long-dead franchise.
Sushee Games is a relatively unknown developer, with their only other release being Goetia – a 2D point and click adventure – which was well-received, with “very positive” reviews on Steam.
Abandoning the original cinematic 3D-style of the original games, Fear Effect Sedna opts for an isometric perspective – as the game aims to offer a more tactical action experience than early titles, making it easier to utilize each character and their abilities. The game does, however, retain its cell-shaded aesthetic – an art style the original was famed for.
The original game – and it’s prequel Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix – were PlayStation exclusives. This new entry in the franchise is a multi-plat – being released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch consoles, and PC.
There are no plans for a physical release – something which won’t please retro enthusiasts and collectors – with the game being available solely via digital distribution.
Fear Effect Sedna is scheduled for a March 6th release and will go on sale for $19.99.