Bandai Namco Ent. Develops Summon Night 6 RPG for PS4, PS Vita

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Simulation RPG with dual protagonists ships in Japan in spring 2016

The October issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is announcing on Friday that Bandai Namco Entertainment is developing the Summon Night 6: Lost Borders simulation role-playing game for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Bandai Namco Entertainment will release the game in Japan in spring 2016.

The game is commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Summon Night franchise.

The game's female protagonist (pictured at left in above images) is Amu. As a rule, Amu doesn't want to be involved in anything troublesome, but at her core she has a meddlesome personality. She is an unsociable and aloof sniper. She travels together with her partner Kilt (the animal with the pink hat and tie pictured next to Amu).

The game's male protagonist (pictured at right in above images) is Rāju, who lives with his partner Patch (pictured underneath Rāju) in Firūja. He is an adventurer who makes his living by collecting items that fall from the sky.

The game will feature multi-leveled fields in its simulation battles, and those who hold the high ground will have an advantage in battle. As in previous games in the series, players will be able to summon beasts to fight with them in battle. The summons can damage enemies and also create special effects in battle.

The game will take place not in Lyndbaum, but in the cocoon world of Firūja. In the story, one day a meteor-like object falls in Firūja, and when Rāju rushes to collect it, he finds a being that was summoned from Lyndbaum. At the same time, Amu, who lives in a place far away from Rāju, also meets a being summoned from Lyndbaum. Amu and Rāju set out on their own journeys with these otherworldly creatures to achieve their own goals. Both head toward the threaded walls that enclose Firūja.

Bandai Namco Games released Summon Night 5 on the PlayStation Portable in 2013 in Japan. Gaijinworks plans to release the game in English later this fall for the PSP and PS Vita.

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