Eternights was formally revealed as part of the June 2022 State of Play with a promising trailer showcasing many of the game’s unique features. It sees players having to make their way through a post-apocalyptic world that sees the majority of the population turned into monsters, as the remaining group ends up with special powers. The game has a rather interesting direction behind it as it serves as a real-time action-RPG with dating sim elements behind some game-changing choices.
The title is being developed by a small indie studio known as Studio Sai. Eternights is its first release, coming to PS4, PS5, and PC next year. The indie game has been in development for at least two years, and fans can watch Eternights‘ development over the years through Studio Sai’s YouTube account, as well as its Twitter.
Despite the game’s humble beginnings, Eternights was given a rather impressive reveal trailer as part of the recent State of Play. The trailer does a great job at showcasing what the game is about as it not only shows real-time hack and slash battles, but also the special images and events players will discover as they date the game’s characters. While things are unclear on which characters are datable right now, some of the girls and at least one boy are options.
It most definitely comes off as a rather interesting game as it features almost everything from a motorcycle chase sequence, to a calendar system teasing players with a time limit of what they can accomplish each day not unlike Persona 5. The reveal even hints at potential party mechanics that may be unlocked as fans bond and date the characters found in the game.
The calendar system is not the only thing that Eternights has taken inspiration from the Persona series for, however, as the developers have made it rather clear that Eternights is a “Persona inspired action game.” However, unlike its inspiration, it aims to go all-in with dating sim mechanics as even in-game animated cutscenes will change depending on who players date.
Something that many fans have to look forward to in regards to the game’s dating aspects is that players won’t need to feel restricted to dating the girls as they play. Eternights features a character known as Yohan who has been explicitly mentioned to be one of the LGBT relationships players can encounter in the game. For fans who wish to see more, they should keep an eye on Studio Sai’s official channels.
Eternights is currently scheduled to release in early 2023 for PC, PS4, and PS5.