Developed by a small independent studio of creatives from multiple countries, Eternights is pitched as part-dating simulator and part-action game with some evident influences from the Persona series. Unveiled during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s latest State of Play livestream, the debut title from Studio Sai is confirmed to be heading to the PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
According to the studio, in Eternights, players will need to make the most of their lives during the apocalypse, saving the world and finding love along the way. While fans should expect to see more of the game in the months leading to launch, we were treated to the below ‘Reveal Trailer’, which sets out to showcase “the game’s unique blend of love story and adrenaline-driven combat, brought to life with beautifully crafted 2D animated cut-scenes”.
Eternights takes place in a world where a mysterious entity has infected humans, turning them into dangerous monsters obsessed with violence and power. As they stand between you, a cure, and the world you want, you must race against the clock to fight for your survival and for those you love. But with scavenging, dungeon crawling, and dating all on the to-do list, what will you do first? The choice is yours, but everything has a deadline, and the clock is ticking.
In Eternights, players will encounter perilous dungeons steeped with mystery and danger, overcoming traps, puzzles and dancing mini-games to beat their deadlines and make it through on time. When not exploring dungeons, choose a confidant from a cast of five quirky and loveable characters. As you grow closer, explore their unique stories, and unlock new skills and spells to aid you in battle.
Below are some promoted features of the game, shared by Studio Sai founder, Jae Yoo:
Face the infected
One day, something, or someone, has turned humans into dangerous monsters. All that interests them now is violence and power. They are what stand between you, a cure, and the world you want.
Some of you might be curious about what the dating part of a “dating action game” is. Dating is… well… dating. When you’re not exploring dungeons, you can choose to spend time growing closer to a cast of five quirky and loveable characters. As you explore their stories and grow closer to them, you also unlock unique skills and spells you can use in battle.
Manage your calendar
There are deadlines for you to beat the dungeons and it is important for you to manage your time wisely. Will you grow closer to your confidant in order to deepen your relationship and unlock new skills? Will you scavenge the wasteland for supplies? Will you grow stronger by training with your companions? Or will you ignore all of that and go to the dungeon the first chance you get? It’s up to you, but remember, the clock is ticking.
The dungeons you will explore are filled with mystery and danger. As the deadline looms, you will have to quickly overcome traps, puzzles, and dancing minigames to make it through in time. Luckily, you have your confidants by your side to help you when things get scary.
With Eternights we want you to immerse yourself and truly connect with the characters you are spending time with. We’ve crafted several fully 2D animated cutscenes that change depending on who you decide to date.
Founder, Studio Sai