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Video Game / God Wars: Future Past

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Right: our protagonist. Left: her sister.

God Wars Future Past is a video game released for the PS4 and PS Vita in June 2017. It focuses on a group of adventurers who are looking for one of their members' mother. Said member, a princess named Kaguya, was originally intended to act as a Virgin Sacrifice in order to keep Mount Fuji from erupting, but was convinced not to. The basis for the game's story is Japanese Mythology.

The game is part turn-based-tactics, part RPG. Out of combat, you can assign roles to your characters and allocate points to those roles; in combat, up to six of them fight on a grid and move and act during their turn.

The "God Wars Team" at Kadokawa Games (now Dragami Games, after a corporate split) would go on to release Relayer, a mecha strategy game, in 2022. And while nothing concrete has been shown, a sequel to God Wars is one of the first projects stated to be in development by Dragami Games.

God Wars Future Past contains the following tropes:

  • Action Girl: Every female member of your party. In addition, some enemy mooks are female.
  • Art Shift: There are four art styles used throughout the game. The in-game models are done in a chibi-style, while the cutscenes take one of three forms. The most common style is subtitles, with the characters striking a single pose and not moving anything but their faces. The second is a manga-style with speech balloons and limited sound effects. The third, and least common style, is fully-animated anime-style sequences.
  • Defeat Means Playable: Katsuragi, Aome,'s pretty standard in this game.
  • Downloadable Content: Quite a bit of it, actually. And it's free.
  • Fanservice: Let's just say the game earns its "T" rating and leave it at that.
  • Feudal Japan: Or a fictional counterpart thereof.
  • Gorgeous Period Dress: You'd better believe it.
  • Guys Smash, Girls Shoot: Zig-zagged. It depends on how you want to build your party.
    • Most of the characters in the early game fit this mold, but as you progress you will find characters who subvert it.
  • Halfway Plot Switch: The first part of the game focuses on the group searching for Lady Tsukuyomi. The second half is about wrenching her from the control of the Aramitamas.
  • Lazy Backup: You can never have more than six party members in combat at once (PC allies notwithstanding). Your party eventually becomes much, much larger than that.
  • Magic Knight: It's entirely possible to build your party this way.
  • Oddjob Gods: According to the backstory, everything that exists has a god in it. Considering the number of things in the world, that's...a lot of gods.
    • It's possible that the term "god" is used in this universe as a catch-all term for "spirit" — many of the gods you encounter are nowhere near omnipotent, or even particularly powerful (although many are).
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Heavily on the idealistic side.
  • Shades of Conflict: Lots. There are heroes on all sides. True villains are few and far between, and even they usually have at least a few sympathetic traits.
  • Virgin Sacrifice: Lady Tsukuyomi sacrificed her daughter Sakuya to the spirits of Mount Fuji. Kaguya is next.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: A large cast, a bunch of references to Japanese folklore that you won't get unless you're well-versed in it, a whole bunch of locations whose names you won't remember, and mind-bending tactical gameplay.