Publisher VIZ Media and developer Rose City Games have announced the release date for The World Next Door.
The anime-inspired action-adventure game will launch across Windows PC and Mac (via Steam, Humble Store, GOG, and Itch.io) and for for Switch via the Nintendo eShop on March 28th for $14.99. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game.
Here’s a rundown on the game:
This debut video game from the multimedia entertainment company is produced as part of an ongoing publishing partnership with indie game innovator Rose City Games, with character designs by Lord Gris. Already award-winning in pre-release and most recently nominated for the upcoming 2019 SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award, The World Next Door 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.