The Steven Universe RPG Introduces An All-New Evil Gem

By Mike Fahey on at

Steven Universe: Save the Light is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One next week, and a brand-new baddie is coming with it. Meet pompous Homeworld commander Hessonite.

The follow-up to Grumpyface’s outstanding mobile RPG Attack the Light, Steven Universe: Save the Light is a console RPG featuring an original story developed with series creator Rebecca Sugar. A mysterious warrior steals a powerful weapon from the Crystal Gems’ Beach City home, so Steven and friends embark on an adventure to retrieve it before it’s used for not-so-good. Now we meet the evil gemstone pulling the strings. Here’s Hessonite making her grand entrance.

If the voice sounds familiar, that’s because they’ve tapped Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress Christine Baranski to play Hessonite, infusing her with the perfect blend of menace and aloofness.

For the geologically-minded Steven Universe fans, sessonite is a variety of grossular, which is in the garnet group of minerals. Due to its red, orange and yellow colouring, it’s also known as cinnamon stone. Spicy!

Steven Universe: Save the Light launches on PlayStation 4 on October 31 and Xbox One on November 3.