Wrapping up the NIS America announcements that included Disgaea 5 coming to PlayStation 4 next year in the West and The Awakened Fate Ultimatum getting a Western release in March 2015, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is confirmed to be launching in North America and Europe in Spring 2015 for the PlayStation Vita.
A retail and digital title, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy is 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.
NIS America then revealed the key features:
- 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.
A trailer and website are expected to go live shortly.