Rhythm Game ‘Lyrica 2: Stars Align’ Announced for Switch; Japanese Retail Bundle to Include English Subtitles

Publisher Cosen has announced rhythm game Lyrica 2: Stars Align for Nintendo Switch. The title will be available worldwide on October 7. It will include new songs and the stories of new protagonists. A physical bundle with the first game will also be released on the same day in Japan and include English subtitles for both games.

Originally released on mobile, the Lyrica games include multiple songs based on classical Chinese poems. Despite being inspired by ancient literature, they offer refreshingly modern interpretations of them using music genres such as pop, rock and jazz.

As the lyrics are important parts of those songs, the Chinese writing is also highlighted during gameplay. Though the Chinese songs are the focus, both games also include Taiwanese indigenous songs as well as a few Japanese ballads.

Another aspect of the game is that it includes a story mode with visual novel segments. This sequel includes two new protagonists, Bai and Xue, but it’ll also continue the story for Chun and Yang. The four of them are mysteriously connected through dreams to some of the great poets of old, allowing them to also see a little of their stories.

Cosen has also shared the first trailer for the bundle Lyrica & Lyrica 2: Stars Align, showing a few of the songs that’ll be available. Check the video out:

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.