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The World Next Door

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: VIZ Media
Developer: Rose City Games

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'The World Next Door' (ALL) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2019 @ 11:45 a.m. PST

The World Next Door is a narrative-driven puzzle battler that follows Jun, a rebellious teen, who finds herself trapped in the parallel world inhabited by magical beings.

Combining the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of anime and indie gaming, The World Next Door delivers a rich narrative and fast-paced, real-time puzzle battles in a universe where portals connect two planes - the human realm of Earth and the magical world of Emrys. Players must activate runes to cast colorful spells and defeat mysterious enemies known as Grievances and help Jun uncover the secrets to opening a portal back to Earth before time runs out. Charming branching dialogue offers players the freedom to choose among various responses to impact the game's course and outcome.

"The World Next Door's anime-inspired story is accented with visually striking graphics and an exciting gameplay that changes based on the decisions you make each play through," says Eric Eberhardt, Director, VIZ Media Business Development. "Created in close collaboration with the Rose City Games team, the game has an expansive environment and a host of intriguing and relatable characters. We invite players everywhere to discover the secrets of The World Next Door next month."

Key Features:

  • Journey into Emrys, a magical world brought to life with anime-inspired characters designed by Lord Gris
  • Play as Jun, an adventurous teenager, who must use magical runes and the help of her friends to defeat opponents and find a way home
  • Cast spells by activating magical runes in fast-paced, real-time combat that mixes the fun of puzzle-combos with action gameplay
  • Immerse yourself in supernatural story with branching dialogue and reputation systems that affect your relationships with characters in the game
  • Focus on the story while still enjoying the gameplay using Assist Mode
  • Hone your skills against other players in the VS mode, in 2-player local multiplayer puzzle battles (coming in a free patch update shortly after our initial launch!)

The World Next Door will be available on Nintendo Switch, and PC/MAC via Steam, the Humble Store, and on March 28, 2019 for $14.99 with a premium game and soundtrack bundle available on PC/Mac for MSRP $19.99.

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