Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky Comes to North America on October 18 for PS4 & PS Vita

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is releasing on October 18 in North America exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita through retail and digital stores, Aksys Games announced today.

When asked about Europe, Aksys Games’ Danny Miscevich said, “We’re still ironing out details for an EU release, but it will make it to the EU in one form or another.”

From developer tri-Ace, Exist Archive is a side-view RPG that starts out with you dying in a massive explosion. Awaking in a surreal realm, unlike anything you’ve ever seen, you wonder if you’re dead, alive, or an immortal being that wields the power of an evil god.

As Miscevich explains, yes, you are dead, and yes, you do wield the power of an evil god. He adds:

The explosion that ended your everyday life was triggered by the soul of an evil god named Yamatoga. You and 11 other people (who are also no longer living) are now immortal vessels for the soul of Yamatoga. As is to be expected when one becomes newly imbued with evil god powers, you and your comrades find yourselves mixed up in an ancient conflict involving a gaggle of gods and massive stakes.

Exist Archive features a robust story as well as loads of side quests that fans of the JRPG genre have no doubt come to expect. tri-Ace continues the tradition of side-view dungeons a la Valkyrie Profile. Combat consists of a strategic combo system where each character’s attack corresponds to a button, and executing bigger combos dishes significant punishment to any foes unfortunate to stand in your way. Mixing attacks and changing party formation alters your skill development as well.

An English trailer wasn’t brought out today, so we’ve included the Japanese one from last year.

[Source: PS Blog]