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Tokyo Xanadu character revealed, first gameplay footage

by Ron Duwell | April 24, 2015April 24, 2015 5:30 pm PST

Nihon Falcom has shared some footage and new details about its upcoming PS Vita action RPG Tokyo Xanadu, and wouldn’t you know it? It looks just like a Nihon Falcom game!

The first gameplay footage comes to us in a PlayStation line-up trailer for the spring and summer in Japan. Nihon Falcom, best known for the Ys and Legend of Heroes games, has a well-oiled formula with light action RPG mechanics, bright and flashy anime graphics, and the most off-the-wall Japanese techno soundtracks you could imagine.

Tokyo Xanadu falls into each of those categories perfectly, and it adds a dash of Persona with a demon sub-world and high school misfits waging battles against them. Not a half bad looking game. I hope it comes to the West like XSEED’s domain registration suggests.

In addition to the footage, Nihon Falcom also introduced a new character by the name of Yuuki Shinomiya. He’s described as a bit of an arrogant jerk with an IQ over 180, and he looks down on normal people in society. He tends to keep to himself and makes a fortune playing the stock market and developing apps at the tender age of 16. Sounds like a horrible bag of narcissistic teenage angst, and I can’t wait to avoid controlling him.

Tokyo Xanadu will launch for the PS Vita in Japan this summer. Again, nothing official on a localization yet.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...