Japanese retailer Beep Shop has provided a store listing for a Nintendo Switch port of the Nihon Falcom-developed action JRPG, Tokyo Xanadu eX+. Falcom has also officially announced the game with an official website.
According to Beep Shop and another retailer, ebten, this port is set to release in Japan on June 29, 2023. The latter has listed the Dengeki Special Pack edition for pre-order, including a B2 tapestry of Asuka and Shiori, a 3D crystal of Rion from SPiKA, and a B2 Poster featuring SPiKA.
On the other hand, the “Tokyo Xanadu Complete Works” pre-order bonus edition will feature a collection of four CDs containing a total of 87 tracks from Tokyo Xanadu eX+, including the “Seize the Day” opening theme and the “all is a lie” ending song.
Several other Japanese retailers have the title available for pre-order as well.
For those unaware of this underrated entry, it’s disconnected from Falcom’s prominent Trails and Ys franchises. Instead, it takes place in a new setting called Morimiya City with a brand-new cast. The title was initially only available on PlayStation Vita before receiving an enhanced port on PlayStation 4 dubbed eX+, adding new story and gameplay content. This version would then be ported to PC via Steam from publisher Aksys Games.
Gameplay features action combat, more akin to the Zwei duology, but also inspired by the Ys games. Characters are swappable mid-combat, all boasting distinct properties and special skills for variety. Moreover, there is a social sim aspect where the protagonist, Kou, can hang out with his friends and acquaintances to raise bond levels.
Falcom has also confirmed that this release will include all of the game’s DLC from previous platforms, as well as Turbo Mode. Additionally, the controls, based on the PlayStation 4 version, have been optimized for the Switch, but specifics have not been elucidated.
Additional retailer pre-order bonuses, accessible from the port’s website, are viewable via our gallery below:
UPDATE 3/31/2023: Colored versions of the Asuka and Shiro tapestry as well as the Rion tapestry, were revealed and viewable via our gallery below. Thanks to prominent community member Hansuke for sharing these illustrations.
Official screenshots of this game’s Nintendo Switch arrival were shared and viewable via our gallery below:
Multiple clips of the game’s performance on Switch were shared, viewable below:
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