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Xicatrice Is the Mysterious New NIS RPG Releasing in June 2023


Nippon Ichi Software is the developer behind the mysterious new “Superpowers x School RPG,” officially titled Xicatrice. The company released an announcement trailer detailing its cast of characters, along with new details about the story, gameplay elements, and screenshots. It will release in Japan on June 29, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5. [Thanks, Denfaminico Gamer!]

In Xicatrice, the player assumes the role of a teacher at a Japanese high school in a world where supernatural powers exist. As a teacher, the player is the leader of the RAUR 302nd Squad (Reserve Anti-abnormal Unusual-talent Team). They must offer guidance and support to the cast of seven protagonists with superpowers and help them overcome their emotional scars.

The player is a former member of the police force that lost their ability to use superpowers. The story starts when they are assigned as the head teacher to a class of superpowered teenagers. You can check out the full announcement trailer below.

Xicatrice is a turn-based RPG that includes life-sim elements, such as a class schedule for your students and a variety of activities for your students to bond and enhance their abilities.

You can check out a gallery with screenshots from the game, along with the character cast here:

The retail edition will cost 7,678 JPY (~$56 USD). The Limited Edition is available from the Nippon1 online store, and it includes the soundtrack and a deluxe booklet. This edition will cost 11,968 JPY (~$88 USD).

Xicatrice is being developed by Nippon Ichi Software for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PS5. It will release in Japan on June 29, 2023.

Daniel Bueno
Daniel is a writer and translator from the Spaghetti Western land of Andalusia, Spain. He also has bylines at Xbox Outsider. His favorite genre is JRPGs, and not a single day passes that he does not think of Mistwalker's Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. In truth, he is a Dragon Quest slime in a human suit.