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Key, Ryukishi07's Loopers Kinetic Novel Launches for Switch on June 2

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Visual Arts, Key launched game for PC in Japan in May 2021

Prototype began streaming the opening movie for the Nintendo Switch release of Visual Arts and Key's LOOPERS kinetic novel on Friday. The video reveals that the Nintendo Switch version will launch on June 2.

sana (sajou no hana) performs the theme song "Senya Ichiya VORTEX" (A Thousand Nights One Night Vortex).

The game will be priced at US$24.99 in the United States, CA$33.24 in Canada, and €24.99 in Europe. The release will feature Japanese voices and text in Japanese, English, and Simplified Chinese.

Visual Arts and Key released the all-ages game on PC in May 2021, and stated later that month that the game will get an overseas release. Prototype announced the Nintendo Switch version on February 3. A smartphone version of the game is also in development.

Ryukishi07 (Higurashi: When They Cry, Umineko - When They Cry franchises) wrote the scenario for the game, and Kei Mochizuki was in charge of illustration. Kazuma Takata directed the game. The companies revealed the kinetic novel along with two other novels in October 2020. Visual Arts and Key describe the story of LOOPERS:

Let's set out to find a real treasure. Tyler is a high school student who is obsessed with geocaching, a GPS-based treasure hunting game. One day during summer vacation, Tyler and his friends get drawn into a mysterious incident while out treasure-hunting. The real and imagined become interconnected. Thoughts are thrown into chaos. Tomorrow becomes today.

Swallowed up by a time vortex, they are trapped in a never-ending time loop, repeating "today" again and again.

Then they meet other "loopers." Simon, the leader, and the mysterious girl Mia. If they join forces, will they be able to break out from this eternal prison...?

The game stars: Sayaka Kaneko as Mia, Tomohito Takatsuka as Tyler, Hiyori Kono as Hilda, Shiori Izawa as Leona, Ryōhei Kimura as Simon, Yōsuke Etō as Joe, Hina Kino as Holly, and Anna Yamaki as Ritapon.

Source: Prototype's YouTube channel via @NoisyPixel

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