During their Anime Expo 2017 panel, NIS America has announced that The Longest Five Minutes will release on Nintendo Switch. The game is developed by Japanese mobile studio Stupro-DX.
Originally announced for localization last summer for PlayStation Vita and Steam, The Longest Five Minutes depicts a hero's final encounter with the Overlord when he suddenly loses his memories about his friends and his past. The game is now set to release in Early 2018 for all three platforms.
A Limited Edition is available on NIS America's store for the Nintendo Switch version ($54.99).
Limited Edition Includes:
• The Longest Five Minutes for Nintendo Switch™
• 2-Disc Soundtrack w/ Art Booklet
• 4 Lapel Pin Set
• Collector's Box
You can find the press release below. Check out the announcement post for some trailers and screenshots.
Santa Ana, CA (4 July, 2017) –NIS America is very happy to announce that we will be bringing The Longest Five Minutesto North America and Europe for the Nintendo Switch™, as well as PlayStation® Vita and Windows PCs via Steam® in Early 2018.
About the Game:
Originally developed by Nippon IchiSoftware 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.
About the 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!?