NYC-based development studio, TURBO, has recently announced their collaboration with two icons of the gaming world — designer Yoshitaka Amano and composer Nobuo Uematsu — to help with their upcoming mobile game, Super Senso. While it may not sound like big news to those who are unfamiliar with those two names, you’ve probably heard or played some of the games they’ve been involved with.
Starting things off, Yoshitaka Amano is best known for his work on the 1960s anime adaptation of Speed Racer, as well as a character and graphic designer for the Final Fantasy series. Nobuo Uematsu has been composing game music for over 30 years, including the soundtracks for most major Final Fantasy titles and the main theme for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Even though Super Senso will release winter of this year, we’re excited to see how the game will turn out with these two well known figures on board.
“Super Senso’s graphic style and visuals had a big impact on me,” said Uematsu. “I felt that synthesizer sounds were appropriate for a game like this, rather than orchestral instruments. If I were to describe the feeling I wanted to evoke based on a movie, I’d liken it to something like Terminator.”
“Both as a developer and fan, it’s been a true honor working with Amano-san and Uematsu-san on Super Senso,” said Yohei Ishii, CEO of TURBO. “Everyone here owes so much inspiration to the monumental influence these two visionaries have had on games, and we all collectively geeked out a little watching their creations come to life.”
From what we are told, Super Senso will be a free to play for both iOS and Android. Inspired by Advance Wars, the game delivers a competitive, strategic experience with customizable armies of upgradable mechs, zombie soldiers, tanks, ninjas, weaponized dinosaurs, UFOs and more. The game revolves around synchronous, turn-based battles across 3D arenas for rewards, exclusive content and globally ranked leaderboards. Last but certainly not least, public beta sign-ups for Super Senso are currently open over at the official website.