After all this time, we thought XSEED was going to be the one to localize Tokyo Xanadu thanks to a similar domain being bought out in its name and the company’s close ties to developer Nihon Falcom. As it turns out, Aksys Games is going to be the one to bring the missing action RPG over to North America.
However, not in full capacity. North Americans will still get the PS Vita version of the game, but they will also be missing out on the advanced PlayStation 4 build. To make up for it, Aksys Games will localize a new a port for the PC in North America, and it will also publish the game physically on top of the typical digital route.
Tokyo Xanadu is a reboot of Nihon Falcom’s ancient PC franchise, but rather than taking place in a fantasy world, it rides on Persona’s “Japanese high school/nighttime demon world” coattails. Imagine Atlus’ popular franchise blended with the rockin’ soundtrack and shallow combat of the Ys series, and you’ll have the right idea.
I have played the game, and I wasn’t overly impressed with it. It’s a fine distraction if you need some light fun and more excuses to hang out at a Japanese high school without getting arrested. I’m more looking forward to Aksys’ localization of Exist Archive, which I played at the same convention and liked a lot better.
Tokyo Xanadu will be released for the PS Vita and PC in the first have of 2017.