Date a Live Rio Reincarnation Game Gets Western Release in Summer 2019
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Idea Factory International announced during its fifth annual press event on Thursday that it will release Compile Heart's Date A Live Rio Reincarnation game in the West for the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam in summer 2019. Idea Factory International noted that the game's PS4 release in the West will be available in both physical and digital releases, and has two modified CG scenes. The Steam version has no edited scenes.
Idea Factory International describes the game:
A brand new character named Rio appears, who calls Shido ”Papa” and is searching for the “most important thing.”
After having escaped nearly being trapped in a virtual reality, Shido is afflicted by a strange feeling.
A disturbance in the world in which he lives. Someone is out there… He cannot shake the helpless, uncomfortable feeling. This strange feeling persists… A new paradise. A girl who has the same last name as Rinne–Rio Sonogami. The girl, along with Marina… for the sake of everyone's happiness, they wander in search of “the most important thing.”
The Date A Live Rio Reincarnation HD game shipped on PS4 in October 2017 in Japan. The game collection contained ports of the Date A Live: Rinne Utopia and Date A Live: Arusa Install PlayStation 3 games, as well as the Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio Reincarnation PlayStation Vita game. Idea Factory International's Western release will also include all three games.
Compile Heart is developing a new game in the series slated for release in Japan in 2019.
The first season of the Date A Live television anime adaptation aired 12 episodes and premiered in 2013. The second season aired 10 episodes and premiered in 2014. Funimation streamed the first and second seasons as they aired in Japan. The company also released the first season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in June 2014 with an English dub, and released the second season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in March 2016. An anime film, Gekijōban Date A Live: Mayuri Judgment, opened in Japan in August 2015. The anime's third season will premiere in January 2019.