In collaboration with Cartoon Network and Rebecca Sugar, Grumpyface studios created a game titled Steven Universe: Save the Light, based on the popular animated series Steven Universe. Steven Universe: Save the Light features Steven, his friends and the Crystal Gems’ adventures, and their efforts to stop Homeworld Gems from destroying Earth.
The game’s storyline takes off with the group’s objective to stop a new Gem from using a powerful, stolen weapon to carry out Homeworld’s plans for desctruction. The new gem was recently revealed to be a never-before-seen character Hessonite, described as “a pompous Homeworld commander. She is in charge of Squaridot, another recently revealed character in the show’s universe.” If Hessonite turns out to be similar to any of the show’s Homeworld commanders, Steven and the Crystal Gems will have their work cut out for them when fighting the new enemy and her colleagues; Homeworld Gems possess far more advanced technology and knowledge than most beings on Earth, which usually gives them the advantage in battle. Hessonite’s weapon of choice appears to be a sword, but it isn’t revealed if it has a secondary function like most gem’s tools; Amethyst’s whip has the ability to shock opponents and Pearl’s spear can shoot energy from its tip.
Players will fight in turn-based and real-time battles depending on the enemy they face, and battle stages are comprised of areas from the show such as The Temple and Beach City Boardwalk. Gems are also able to use their fusions in battle by first doing their fusion dance to transform. Fusions appear to have a different range and damage output for their attacks which might influence how players structure their teams. Teams can be made up of Steven, Garnet, Pearl, Amethyst, Connie, Greg, or Peridot, but unfortunately Lapis doesn’t appear to be a playable character.
The new RPG is a must-have for any Steven Universe fan, and will be the perfect Halloween treat on its October 31 launch date. The game will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.