Summon Night 6: Lost Borders will launch physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in North America on May 23, publisher Gaijinworks confirmed to Gematsu. The game is aiming for a simultaneous digital-only release in South America and Europe, but notes that if it doesn’t appear on the PlayStation Store on May 23, then it will appear “very soon after.”
The PlayStation 4 physical version will ship in Raj, Amu, and Ist Editions. Each edition has a different character artwork on the disc and on the back of the box. The PS Vita physical version will not ship in multiple editions.
Here’s an overview of the game:
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders weaves an emotional tale of friendship and discovery that begins in the sparsely populated “cocoon world” of Fillujah, where the three main characters (Raj, Amu and Ist) live in virtual isolation. Each has a single companion, a flying sidekick with an amazing special power, and they are all surprised when dozens of strangers begin to suddenly appear-literally falling out of the clear, blue sky.
Lost Borders can be played and enjoyed without any knowledge of the previous games in the series, but fans will recognize that the mysterious strangers are actually returning characters from all of the mainline Summon Night games. Originally released in Japan as a celebration of the award-winning series’ 15th anniversary, Summon Night 6: Lost Borders offers gorgeous widescreen graphics presented in high definition, a first for the series.
The fully 3-D battle system allows Chain Attacks that happen automatically when an enemy is surrounded by two or more allies; in these situations, each ally can hit the enemy without risk of counterattack. In addition to the Summons that are a hallmark of the series, two allies can team up for a breathtaking “Summon Burst” attack that invokes a devastating magical strike from one of many giant fantastical creatures. Combat is only one part of the Summon Night 6 experience.
The series is well known for its “night conversations”-one-on-one encounters where various characters confide in one another, leading to a web of elaborate, emotional storytelling with many different branching paths. Lost Borders also includes several charming mini-games: One has you fishing for different types of aquatic creatures, while another involves cooking power-up meals using the bounty you’ve caught with your fishing pole.
- A gorgeous strategy role-playing game
- Cross-save support between PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions
- Three difficulty levels, from Casual to Veteran
- A huge cast of 50-plus characters
- Scenario and Free Battle modes
View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
Update 03/08/17 at 10:50 a.m.: Gaijinworks has announced a few additional details.
A fourth packaging variant is being produced exclusively for the Wonderful Edition box set that was only available by pre-orders placed prior to December 2016.
The initial print run of Summon Night 6 physical copies will include a special voucher that can be mailed in (along with a $3.95 shipping / handling fee) to obtian a free copie of the game’s original soundtrack on CD, which is normally $29.99. The CD includes all of the music from the game and comes with a case and full-color disc art, both of which are differen tfrom the soundtrack CD included with the Wonderful Edition box set.
English-language studio recording sessions for the game are complete. Its over 18 hours of dialogue total 20,000 individual lines of dialogue and over 60,000 lines of text. Here is the list of English voice actors:
- Micah Duclos (newcomer) as Raj
- Kathy Emma (a veteran of several Working Designs games who also sings the English version of the game’s theme song) as Amu
- John Truitt (best known as the voice of Ghaleon in the LUNAR series) as Ist
- Patrick Seitz (Fire Emblem, Inside Out, One Piece) as Melgitos
- Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan, Sword Art Online) as Kanon
- Mela Lee (Love Live!, Fate/stay night) as Kunon
- Xander Mobus (Super Smash Bros., Persona 5) as Ishlar
- Rhonda Gibson (LUNAR: The Silver Star, Exile) as Amer
- Kira Buckland (Skullgirls, Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice) as Milreaf
- Grant George (Naruto: Shippûden, Bleach) as Rexx
- Melissa Gulden (Popful Mail, LUNAR: Silver Star Story Complete) as Aty
- Erica Mendez (Kill la Kill, Hunter x Hunter) as Toris
- Kyle McCarley (Mob Psycho 100, Durarara!!x2) as Kir / Seilong
- Zach Aguilar (One Punch Man, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as Ray
- Chad Letts (LUNAR 2: Eternal Blue Complete, Vanguard Bandits) as Banossa
- Kaiji Tang (Fire Emblem: Awakening, Pokémon Generations) as Atosh
- Lucien Dodge (Dust: An Elysian Tail, Sailor Moon Crystal) as Ioth
- Erik Scott Kimerer (Accel World, The Seven Deadly Sins) as Folth
- Christine Marie Cabanos (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Squid Girl) as Natsumi
- Blake Dorsey (Elemental Gearbolt, Cosmic Fantasy 2) as Luvaid
- Griffin Burns (Bear in Underwear, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as Touya
- Brianna Knickerbocker (Fire Emblem: Fates, Durarara!!x2) as Enysha
- Jackie Powers (LUNAR: The Silver Star, Growlanser II/III) as Fair
- Xanthe Huynh (K-On!, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) as Aya
- Tammy Jones (Cosmic Fantasy 2, Vay) as Lisher
- Craig Padilla (Growlanser Generations) as Bulrell
- Ned Schuft (LUNAR 2, Growlanser Generations) as Nesty
- John Haas (LUNAR: Silver Star Story Complete) as Kyle
- Forrest Spade (Growlanser Generations) as Magna
- Breanna Lensing as Arca
- Stacia Jacobs as Azlier
- Taylor Grace as Claret
- Austin Lee Matthews as Erst
- Ben Wogan as Gian
- Bobby Thong as Hayato
- Courtney Blanc as Luchell
- Vesper Lynd as Radylia
- Mickenzie Fisher as Ruelly
- Blake Fisher as Scarrel
- Sophia Komarek as Sonolar