Cogen: Sword of Rewind will launch in 2020 on PS4, Switch, PC, features an OST by Motoi Sakuraba, composer of Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile and Tales of Series.
At Indie Live Expo 2020 on June 6, Japanese indie studio Gemdrops announced Cogen: Sword of Rewind for 2020 release on PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. A trailer and screenshots were also shared, you can find them further below.
The game’s full Japanese name is written COGEN:大鳥こはくと刻の剣 / Cogen: Ootori Kohaku to Toki no Ken, which translates to Cogen: Kohaku Ootori and the Sword of Time. Kohaku Ootori being the name of the female protagonist. The official English title, Cogen: Sword of Rewind, is simpler.
Cogen is a stylish action game, with Kohaku being able to slightly turn back time by using her sword and a mechanic titled the Ouroboros System. It’s very inspired from the games of Inti Creates: Rockman Zero and Azure Striker Gunvolt. Zero on GBA could slash cancel projectiles, Kohaku can slash them back at enemies with her sword.
One of the biggest appeals of Cogen: Sword of Rewind is its music, composed by Motoi Sakuraba, the man who’d probably bring his synthesizer to a police violence protest. You can clearly recognize his style in the trailer.
Gemdrops is a studio that also makes VR games, and is the studio behind the Spice and Wolf interactive VR experiences.
— ジェムドロップ (@Gemdrops_JA) May 28, 2020
Gemdrops together with FuRyu also co-developed action JRPG Crystar on PS4 and Steam.
Personally speaking, Cogen: Ootori Kohaku to Toki no Ken looks amazing and it’s incredible to hear it’s scheduled to launch this year. Gemdrops must be working on this for a long while now. Kohaku’s outfit mixing knight and gothloli aesthetics is super cool. I wanna try this now.
We’ll be publishing soon an article with all the announcements from Indie Live Expo 2020, so stay tuned like Ulala would say.