Marvelous today shared the official opening movie for Silent Hope, its upcoming action RPG for Switch.
The video is backed with a title track by the band Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai and showcases the seven heroes enjoying some downtime at Base Camp before venturing into the Abyss to take on the enemies that lurk within its depths. Marvelous says that the rock band featuring Shuusaku Yanagita on vocals, Kiichi Yoshida on guitar, Gaku Kiriki on bass, and Ryousuke Kurokawa on drums complements the game’s wordless world with an energetic original song, setting players up for the perilous journey that lies ahead.
Shuusaku Yanagita, lead singer of Kami wa Saikoro wo Furanai, said about making the Silent Hope theme song: “I’ve loved RPGs ever since I was a child. While party games are about competing with others, RPGs are about taking things at your own pace, whether leveling up your party, enjoying the scenery, or diving deeper into the stories of the main cast and even the supporting characters as well.
When I was chosen to write the theme song for Silent Hope, a brand-new action RPG, my eyes lit up just like I was a kid again. The story and themes of this game, set in a world that has lost the ability to communicate through language, feel like an antithesis to today’s social media society. Words are a double-edged sword–a single, simple word can hurt someone deeply, but on the other hand, a single word can also save someone’s life. We hope that the message of Silent Hope and of our song will reach not only audiences in Japan, but around the world!”
We have the Silent Hope opening movie below.
Silent Hope launches for Switch on October 3, 2023.