Sting Teases Riviera: The Promised Land Remaster
Japanese developer Sting has teased a remastered release for Riviera: The Promised Land. The tease comes on the day of the game’s 21st anniversary in Japan. It follows recent remasters of other titles in the Dept. Heaven series Gloria Union, Yggdra Union, and Blaze Union, though only the Yggdra Union remaster has been announced for an international release.
Riviera: The Promised Land is the first title in the Dept. Heaven series, which draws from Norse mythology, and was originally released for the WonderSwan Color in Japan in 2002. The game was remade on Game Boy Advance in 2004, with Atlus releasing the Game Boy Advance version in North America in 2005. A PlayStation Portable remake was released in Japan in 2006, with Atlus releasing it in North America in 2007 and 505 Games releasing it in Europe in 2008.
Riviera: The Promised Land follows Ein, a Grim Angel who is required to battle against demons as well as other Grim Angels. He is joined by heroines Fia, Lina, Serene, and Cierra, as well as feline familiar Rose, with the game including dating sim elements and multiple endings. The game features a chapter structure with turn-based combat where players select three of the five available party members to participate and are given a rating based on their performance.