Remastered dungeon RPG Kowloon Highschool Chronicle is coming back to PlayStation consoles. The game was originally released in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, but saw a rerelease on the Nintendo Switch in 2020 and its first-ever English localization in 2021. Now Arc System Works is working on an improved version for the PS4. It’s set for release on March 18, 2022 in Japan.
Arc System Works also released a teaser trailer and the opening to promote the project.
The trailer shows off close-up, stylized live footage of a person gearing up for battle. The footage is interspersed with shots of characters from the game and text.
Check out the opening movie.
Kowloon Highschool Chronicle is a hybrid of adventure game and dungeon RPG. Players take on the role of a transfer student to Shinjuku’s Kamiyoshi Academy. The player is actually an undercover agent, tasked with investigating mysterious, labyrinthine ruins underneath the school. The game blends everyday school life simulation with dungeon exploration. During the day players will interact with characters and form relationships. At night they’ll explore the dungeon, solving puzzles, leveling up, and battling monsters.
The PS4 edition of Kowloon Highschool Chronicle will have some additional features. The graphics are being reworked to improve their quality at high resolution and accommodate a widescreen, 16:9 aspect ratio. The main story campaign will also gain full voice acting.
Kowloon Highschool Chronicle will release on the PS4 in Japan on March 18, 2022. It is immediately available in English on the Nintendo Switch.