What if you took the AR headset off, but the animation didn’t go away…?
PQube has announced a partnership with developer Red Entertainment to bring the visual novel masterpiece Our World is Ended to the west. The game tells the story of Judgement 7, a young team of game developers based in Tokyo, who make a shocking discovery: While testing their latest game engine using augmented reality headsets, part-time director Reiji catches a horrifying glimpse of a seemingly destroyed cityscape. Neither did they program, nor animate this -but how is this possible?
The visual novel hit from Japan will release on April 18th physically and digitally in Europe for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. In North America, the game will be digitally out for the Switch on the same day, while the physical version for the Nintendo’s platform arrives on May 7th. Digital pre-orders will start on March 19th on the eShop and are available now on the European PlayStation Store.
As announced, fans who pre-order or get the game Day 1 will be rewarded with a special edition, including:
- an exclusive art book with 100 pages featuring beautiful illustrations of the characters, environments, CGs and much more
- a quirky keyring of the perverted programmer Owari Sekai’s mascot
- the physical edition of the game
What might sound like a dream come true can as well be an absolute nightmare: in Our World Is Ended, virtual landscapes, characters and creatures from video games appear in the real world. Loveable characters voiced by a talented team, a perfect recreation of Tokyo’s Asakusa district and much more make this sci-fi narrative an outstanding representative and great entry point into the visual novel genre.
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