Use A Potion recently sat down with the developers of YIIK: A Postmodern RPG to discuss the game’s release and the themes behind the game. Among many other things, we learned that the game’s main source of inspiration was EarthBound 64, the unreleased Mother game on the Nintendo 64. The team also gave the first official release window for the game: between December 15th, 2015 and February 2016.
For those of you who don’t know, YIIK is a colorful 3D JRPG by indie developer Ackk Studios. It is heavily influenced by several retro titles, and it’s described by its creators as “an Earthbound-inspired 3D JRPG with Zelda Style Dungeons, 8 party member combat, featuring Wario Ware Style mini games to execute your awesome attacks.” The game will release on PlayStation 4, Wii U, PS Vita, and Steam in the coming months.
Here is the excerpt from the interview with Use a Potion!
Use A Potion: When I got to try YIIK I got a lot of Earthbound/Mother vibes from it – how much of an inspiration did titles like Earthbound have on the development of YIIK?
AS: Like, so much. The game is inspired mostly by Mother 64… which didn’t come out.. so, we started talking about what an EB game would’ve been like on N64… so from there, we started crafting our own 3D EB Style game.
Use A Potion: When will the game out and what platforms will we see it on?
AS: It’ll be out between December 15th and February 2016. PS4, Vita, Wii U, Steam… maybe another platform, but not sure yet.
To read the full interview, go here.
What do you guys think? Are you excited for the release of YIIK? Can you see the EarthBound inspirations behind the game? Let us know in the comments below!