With surprisingly little press or circumstance surrounding it, a third entry in the Steven Universe turn-based RPG series has been released as an exclusive for Apple Arcade, and it’s titled Steven Universe: Unleash the Light. The game was developed by Grumpyface Studios just like the first two installments and was published by Cartoon Network Games.
Steven Universe as a series has officially come to an end, but the upcoming short epilogue series Steven Universe Future is still looming in the distance for fans to enjoy, so there was still a bit more time to squeeze in another game based on the show’s canon. The game’s plot appears to take place shortly after the end of the original series, where peace has seemingly been made across all Gem-controlled planets and the conflict with the Crystal Gems, the Diamonds and Homeworld has been resolved. However, it seems that some Gems are not happy with the disruption of the status quo, and seek to stop any of Steven and the Crystal Gems further efforts using the Prism artifact seen throughout the last two RPG games.
The first two games in the Steven Universe RPG series – Attack the Light and Save the Light respectively – were quite well made and fairly well-received games that took heavy influence in design and aesthetic from the Paper Mario series, borrowing very similar battle mechanics and other elements, while also infusing elements from the popular series to give each game its own identity. The first game was a runaway success on mobile, and lead to a console oriented sequel which, while it was fairly criticized at launch for having serious technical issues, was eventually patched to be much cleaner and became another installment in the series loved by many fans.
Steven Universe: Unleash the Light is available now for Apple devices via Apple Arcade. You can watch a trailer for the game down below:
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