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Aksys Games to Release tri-Ace's Exist Archive PS4/PS Vita RPG in N. America

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
N. America release physical/digital release slated for October 18; Europe release also planned

North American video game publisher Aksys Games announced on Monday that it will publish Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace's Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky sideview role-playing game on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America on October 18.

Aksys Games confirmed that the game will get both a physical and digital release in North America, and that it will also release the game in Europe "in one form or another."

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.

Kanata and 11 other people awaken as vessels for the fragmented soul of the evil god Yamatoga. Though now newly empowered by special abilities, the group is embroiled in a conflict between gods.

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

Spike Chunsoft released the game in Japan on December 17 on the PS4 and PS Vita.

Masaki Norimoto (Star Ocean, Valkyrie Profile series game design) helmed the project at tri-Ace, and also wrote the game's scenario. Current tri-Ace representative director Yoshiharu Gotanda (Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria main R&D programmer) served 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) composed the music. Spike Chunsoft's Yuichiro Saito (Fushigi no Chronicle) is credited as producer.

[Via Gematsu]

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