Right after I made a plea to localize the game, NIS America has confirmed they’re localizing Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss.
The game will arrive in both North America and Europe some time next spring as Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy. The game is the first in a new dungeon RPG series, developed by Demon Gaze developers, Experience, although it drops the demons and magic for a sci-fi experience. It’s coming in both retail and digital formats.
You can find the press blurb for the game below:
From the studio that made Demon Gaze comes Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy, a sci-fi dungeon crawler RPG set in a near future Tokyo. With the city under the constant threat of Variants—genetically engineered monsters—and the emergence of portals leading to a mysterious dimension called the Abyss, the government has established the Code Physics Agency to investigate these mysterious phenomena. The Xth Squad—a unique group of teens modified by the CPA’s Code technology—must evade traps, face down powerful monsters, and investigate the mystery behind the Abyss.
Robust Customization System – Recruit and train a unique group of six Xth members to venture into the Abyss. Customize each member from one of ten distinct Blood Codes. Each Xth member’s appearance, class, personality, morality, and stats may be molded to the player’s preference.
An Accessible, Yet Deep Dungeon Crawler – The labyrinthine dungeons of New Tokyo offer 40+ hours of dungeon crawling action with traps, secret doors, challenging enemies, and gorgeous art throughout.
A Unique Cyberpunk Story – Dive into the unique dungeon crawler setting of Operation Abyss and lose yourself in the gorgeous world, featuring real-life locations rendered by Tetsu Kurosawa and Oxijiyen. A gripping story blends heavy sci-fi elements with a setting to give the game a unique cyberpunk feel.
Could this open up the chances for the sequel to be localized at some point? We’ll keep you guys posted.