Exist Archive RPG's Game Introduction Video Streamed
posted on by Jabulani Blyden
The official website of Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace's upcoming Exist Archive -The Other Side of the Sky- sideview role-playing game began streaming the game's introduction video on Friday. The video introduces the sideview exploration of the world Protrexa, the battle system, the game system, and story. The video also reveals that the game will have DLC.
The game was originally slated for release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on November 26, but was delayed to December 17. The game's PS4 version will cost 7,200 yen (around US$56), while the PS Vita version will cost 6,800 yen (around US$54).
Those who pre-order the game will receive a soundtrack CD compiled by composer Motoi Sakuraba, as well as an art book with illustrations by character designer Tarō Minoboshi.
The game's story revolves around Kanata, a young man who is caught up in a mysterious explosion incident in Tokyo. The explosion causes the ground to collapse down to the subway level, and Kanata, his fiancée Ranze, and their two friends are part of a group of 12 people who are unaccounted for afterward. As they lay dying, Ranze — who has seemingly had a good relationship with Kanata — says, "I don't want to die together with you." The next thing he knows, Kanata wakes up in an unknown place that is obviously not Tokyo, or the Earth: a giant tower pierces the heavens and the trees are all crystalized. Kanata finds himself alone, wondering if he is dead. As he ponders this question, he wanders around this new world, and meets a lone young woman.
The game stars:
Ryota Ohsaka as Kanata Kujo
Aya Endo as Ranze Miwakawa
Ai Kayano as Mayura Tsukishiro
Tetsuya Kakihara as Tokihisa Kiriya
Sora Tokui as Koharu Nagi
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Mitsuhide Yasakata
Tsubasa Yonaga as Ren Ogami
Shizuka Itou as Suzaku Himuro
Tomoaki Maeno as Namero Todoroki
Rumi Ookubo as Yui Mitosagi
Yūichi Nakamura as Kagato Myoji
Ami Koshimizu as Ema Myoji
Kikuko Inoue as Amatsume
Takehito Koyasu as Yamatoga
Wakana Yamazaki as Zenobia
tri-Ace's Masaki Norimoto (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile series game design) is helming the project, and is also writing the game's scenario. Current tri-Ace representative director Yoshiharu Gotanda (Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria main R&D programmer) is serving as the project's lead R&D programmer. Tarō Minoboshi (formerly LovePlus character designer Mino☆Tarō) designed the characters, while Motoi Sakuraba (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile, Tales of series) is composing the music. Spike Chunsoft's Yuichiro Saito (Fushigi no Chronicle) is credited as producer.