Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space is a mobile-based role-playing game from Wright Flyer Studios. The game was originally released in Japan back in 2017, and eventually saw a North American release in early 2019 and a European one later that year. The game is the product of two titans of the industry, writer Masato Kato and music composer Yasunori Mitsuda. These two worked on titles including the Chrono series and Xenogears.
The game was self-published, and has gained a great deal of critical praise ever since. So much so that a Nintendo Switch version is in the works. For now, it’s free to play on both Android and iOS, although it does feature in-game purchases.
Another Eden: The Cat Beyond Time and Space is typically a side-scrolling JRPG. However, some sections do use 3D movement. Like many games from these creators, Another Eden uses elements of time travel to move the story on. Players can explore events from various periods in time related to the main story.
The premise Another Eden follows protagonist Aldo and his sister Feinne. They must fight against the demon king who’s trying to use Feinne’s abilities to destroy all humans. Like many JRPGs, the title features many different locations and characters. Each of these contributes towards the plot.
Turn-based battles are a central part of Another Eden, and players must use their characters’ abilities in these battles. By defeating your enemies, you’ll gain experience points to level up your party. You can also use real-world money to purchase upgrades for your characters. There is also a random number generator game that awards players with loot and equipment.
Unlike many mobile-only games, Another Eden doesn’t rely on restrictive mechanics to try and make you spend money. Instead, it plays like a traditional RPG that you can supplement with purchases if you want.
Those who are fans of the JRPG genre will find a lot to enjoy with this title. It’s worth downloading the free game and trying it out to see if it fits your play style.