Falcom announced Tokyo Xanadu in December (click through for awesome art), and recently switched the game’s official website on, which is how we now know that the game is a dungeon-crawling RPG.
In Tokyo Xanadu, average high school student, Kou Tokisaka, lives in Morimiya on the outskirts of Tokyo. On his way back from work one late night, he sees Asuka Hiiragi, a schoolmate of his, being accosted by a group of delinquents who try to corral her into an alley. Kou follows them down an alley, intending to help … and sees the delinquents being devoured by a monster known as a Greed. Then Asuka appears, unsheathing a blade that shines with blue light.
Tokisaka’s parents are working overseas, so he lives alone. Instead of participating in extracurricular school activities, he works at several part-time jobs. When he sees someone in trouble, he’ll help them, which has landed him in trouble before.
Asuka, Kou’s classmate, has recently returned from the US. She’s pretty much perfect—has good looks, excellent grades, great athleticism, and is well liked—and just so happens to also investigate an otherworldly realm called Xanadu at night, under orders from a clandestine organization.
Phenomena called eclipses cause the real world and Xanadu to overlap at special Gates. Such phenomena remain invisible to normal people, but Tokisaka and Hiiragi are not normal people.
At these Gates, labyrinths house extradimensional spirits called Greed, against which normal weapons are ineffective. Only Soul Devices can hurt them.
Those who have ties to Xanadu can manifest these special weapons made of spirit particles and materials from the other world. While normal physical attacks do little to the Greed, Soul Devices are very effective at damaging them. No two such devices are ever alike. The first device pictured above is Tokisaka’s weapon, a sword whip called Anchor Gear. The second weapon above is Hiiragi’s.
Xiphones, pictured above in the last image, are personal information terminals that are similar to smartphones, with one important difference: they can provide verification of their owner’s physiological data, which is useful for a variety of services.
That’s about it for now.
Tokyo Xanadu will be coming out later this year in Japan, on the PS Vita. We’ll be keeping you updated as we find out more.