Today Nihon Falcom announced that another of its JRPGs is coming to the Nintendo Switch, Tokyo Xanadu Ex+.
For now, the announcement has been made only for Japan, and the game will launch on Nintendo’s console on June 29, 2023. A pre-order bonus has also been announced for the physical release only and it’s a “Complete Works” edition with a 4-disc complete soundtrack in a special package.
The Nintendo Switch version will come with all the DLC released for PS4 out of the box on top of the usual high-speed mode that lets you accelerate the pace of the game.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, it originally launched for PlayStation vita only as Tokyo Xanadu in 2015. it was then ported to PS4 and PC respectively in 2016 and 2017 with the title Tokyo Xanadu Ex+ including new story content, characters, and features.
The story is set after a massive earthquake that seriously damaged Tokyo. A high-school student named Kou Tokisaka gets involved with a mysterious organization intent on closing vortexes that connects our reality with a nightmarish dimension called “Eclipse.”
Interestingly, the game is set in a town on the outskirts of Tokyo called Morimiya, which is actually a loose reproduction of Tachikawa, the suburban city where the headquarters of Nihon Falcom are located. In the screenshots below you can see one of the most famous landmarks of Tachikawa, the iconic Tama Monorail that crosses the town. Another screenshot showcases the Morimiya Memorial Park, which is the equivalent of Tachikawa’s massive Showa Memorial Park.
At the moment, we don’t know whether this version of the game will be localized for the west. Previous platforms were brought over by Aksys Games.
If you’d like to read more about the game, you can take a look at our review of the PS4 version.