Whenever a sweet videogame crosses the Pacific and we report it, it's usually news of a Japanese game going west. Not so with this story, as Capybara Games' iPhone/iPad title Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is coming to grace the Apple tablets, smartphones, PCs, and Macs of Glorious Nippon, localized by 8-4, Ltd. Since the title doesn't quite translate into Japanese, it's been changed to "Scythia no Musume" (The Girl From Scythia). A little less quirky, sadly, but certainly more...relevant to the game itself.
Sworcery is well-regarded by most, and was praised in particular for its superb music, composed by Jim Guthrie. Japanese gamers will score an extra treat in the form of a remix soundtrack containing pieces from such famous Japanese composers as Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill), Baiyon (PixelJunk 4am), Mitsuto Suzuki (Final Fantasy XIII-2), chiptune artist macotom3, Michiru Yamane (Castlevania: SotN) and "superhero" (I don't know what that means) Decasségui Hip.
That's a lot of names for a sweet-ass game, and I'm into it. Though I already own the game itself, I'm rather glad that the new soundtrack will be hitting iTunes at the same time (June 21st). That way I can get a taste of what's new as well.
Have you played it yet? Like it? I do, although its insistence on having you Twitter-spam your followers was rather unsavory. Check out a second trailer for it below.
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