Degica Games and Moonana are bringing their pixelated star-killing JRPG Virgo Versus The Zodiac to Steam on December 12th. This is Moonana’s first game, brought to life by a successful Fig crowdfunding campaign just over two years ago. Degica is no stranger to oddball Japanese-styled games, as the publishing house is perhaps best-known for their work with the RPG Maker series. Backed by fluid pixel art and a magical, original setting, Virgo Versus The Zodiac is clearly within Degica’s wheelhouse. Set to launch exclusively on Steam, you can right the wrongs in Virgo’s world when Virgo Versus The Zodiac launches on December 12th.
Virgo Versus The Zodiac takes place in a twisted fantasy realm, as Virgo fights to restore the “Golden Age.” Virgo, the self-described Holy Queen, is on a self-directed quest to restore balance and prosperity to the known universe. Unfortunately, her trial takes her right through the Zodiac Realms, where Virgo must fight against the “heretics” in turn-based battles. Moonana are well aware that simply relying on battling alone won’t make Virgo Versus The Zodiac a great game, and have thus stripped away all random encounters, and made fighting a precise art. By timing your button presses well, lethal damage that Virgo invites becomes manageable, and her own attacks more deadly. The combat is bookended by a vast universe to explore, and unsual allies in your journey, all of which is permeated by the zodiac signs and their attributes.
If Virgo Versus The Zodiac reminds you of Undertale or Paper Mario, then you’re not too far off. The Fig campaign cites such games as the Shin Megami Tensei series, Earthbound, Undertale, OFF and more as inspiration for the villainous game. Fans of any of the inspiration sources will note the presence of cosmic horrors and other forces well beyond the understanding of the characters feature prominently. We’ll see just how Virgo fares in her own journey across the universe when Virgo Versus The Zodiacs releases on December 12th.
What do you think of the skill-based battle mechanics? Which sign’s area are you most excited to explore? Let us know in the comments below!