During this year’s Anime Expo, NIS America made a few announcements about the upcoming JRPG The Longest Five Minutes, which originally released in Japan in July 2016. The first announcement was that the game was going to be delayed to an early 2018 release as opposed to its previous 2017 release window.
Additionally, it was also revealed that the game will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, in addition to its release on PC and PlayStation Vita.
You can watch an overview trailer for the game below.
Originally developed by Nippon Ichi Software and SYUPRO-DX and out for the PS Vita in Japan, The Longest Five Minutes will take you inside the mind of a hero during his final encounter with an epic and evil Overlord. As the story unfolds, the conversations you have with your party and the Overlord will unlock memories of the hero’s journey. Each memory plays out in classic 8-bit RPG style, and the outcome of those memories will lead to the strengthening or weakening of your party in their final battle.
Here’s a little more information about The Longest Five Minutes‘ story:
Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Demon King himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure.
His finishing moves, the name of his hometown, and even the reason he’s trying to defeat the Demon King in the first place, are all gone. Our hero feels as though he’s letting his allies down…
In the midst of battle, his allies’ words and the Demon King’s taunts trigger flashbacks, bringing his memories back piece by piece. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it’s too late, but the Demon King stands before him, his power unyielding!
What will happen in The Longest Five Minutes!?
Lastly, the game will be getting a limited edition for the Nintendo Switch versions which will include a 2-disc soundtrack of the game’s music, a booklet featuring art from the game, a set with four lapel pins, and a collector’s box. The limited edition will cost $54.99.
The Longest Five Minutes was originally released in Japan on July 28th, 2016, exclusively for PS Vita, and will be releasing for the Vita, PC, and Switch in early 2018.