06. Aug, 2015 14:25 (HKT)

Exist Archive: a side-scrolling exploration RPG releasing on PS4/Vita!


PlayStation®4 PlayStation®Vita | RELEASE: December 17, 2015 [JPN]

Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace's latest collaboration has been announced as Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky that fuses the rarely combined side-scrolling RPG with a turn-based combat system. Exist Archive is directed and written by Valkyrie Profile (Masaki Norimoto) with character design by Mino Taro (Love Plus).

The titles main gameplay focus is dungeon exploration. Players will explore dungeons in a side-scrolling view as 3D chibi-designed characters and can use skills such as dashing and jumping to solve puzzles to proceed. Enemies are not random as they will appear on screen before battle. You can also gain the upper hand by attacking them before entering battle.

Exist Archive utilizes the "Active Chain Battle" system that allows up to four characters to participate in a battle. Each party member is assigned to Circle, X, Square, or the Triangle button, pressing the button tied to the corresponding character carries out an attack. By thinking about the order you’re attacking in and chaining moves together skillfully, you can up your battle score and increase the drop rate of valuable items.

During battle, you can position your characters in the front or back rows. The front row increases your attack power, but makes you more likely to be attacked. The back row lowers your attack power, but makes you less likely to be attacked.

Exist Archive is set in modern day Tokyo as well as on the fictional planet of Protolexa. When an explosion in Tokyo, caused by the evil god Yamatoga, kills the game's 12 heroes, including protagonist Kanata Kujou those 12 become immortal and harbor within them the soul of the evil god, and get wrapped up in the gods' quarrels.

When Kanata next wakes up, he is in a strange place. Ranze nor his friends are to be seen.

A huge tower prodding the sky… crystallized trees… This is clearly not Tokyo. No, it is unlikely that this world is even Earth.

“Am I… dead?” he began to question as he aimlessly moved forward. Then, he comes across a girl—

Pre-orders for Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky will include a soundtrack CD and art book.

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the SkyPlayStation 4™JPN US$ 46.991-5d
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the SkyPlayStation VitaJPN US$ 12.9924h

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