World End Syndrome ‘another version’ teaser trailer, new story and character details

Meet Saya Kamashiro, Hanako Yamada, Kensuke Asagi, and Kaori Yamashiro.

Arc System Works and Toybox Games have released new information, screenshots, and an “another version” teaser trailer for World End Syndrome, its upcoming love adventure game, following the initial teaser trailer in October.

Get the details below.

■ Story

One summer day, the protagonist moves to the seaside town “Mihate-chou,” which is situated in a cove.

On his first night there, when listening to the “World End Syndrome” local radio station that he happened upon, the popular radio DJ Hikaru Tsukioka spoke of an amazing legend as if it were truth…

For Mihate-chou, this is a fateful year. In this town, there is a legend that the dead are revived every 100 years. Those who returned to this world are called “Yomibito” (People of the Underworld)… and will bring calamity to the town.

Strangely, the case of a missing high school girl occurs in Mihate-chou this year. Could this be an “omen” of a future incident that will occur…?

The protagonist, who transferred to “Mihate High School,” where Maimi attends, joins the Mystery Research Club, or “Mys. Research” for short (a folkloristics research club on the surface), which is advised by Kaori Yamashiro, the school’s Madonna teacher.

The members of the Mys. Research club decided to have a barbecue on the river bed in order to deepen their friendships. However, there they found the bag of the school girl who went missing floating in the river.

—And a few days later, the owner of that bag was discovered as a corpse in the water.

…Yes, this year is the special year that occurs once every 100 years where the “Yomibito” return.

…Meanwhile, the shooting of the Yomibito-themed movie “World End” was going to begin very soon—.

■ System: “Exploration”

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After you clear the introduction, you can freely “explore” various spots in Mihate-chou. Choose spots to visit during the morning, afternoon, and evening, interact with the people that visit, and try to get clarification on the mysterious incidents occuring in Mihate-chou. By resolving these mysterious incidents, you will approach the truth of the seemingly plausible “legend.”

■ Characters

Saya Kamishiro (voiced by Mitsuki Nakae)

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A prideful and naive young woman. Her father, who represents the proud Japanese confectionery maker “Kamishiro Dou,” provides great economic benefits to the town, and no one talks back to the Kamishiro family.

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Hanako Yamada (voiced by Ibuki Kido)

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A mysterious transfer student who moved in from the town over. Yamashiro scouts her to join the Mys. Research club, but her “super” shy personality brings misfortune, and her behavior is always extremely suspicious.

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Kensuke Asagi (voiced by Yoshitaka Yamaya)

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The protagonist’s friend. He is the mood maker of the class, but there are also times when his behavior keeps the girls of the class at a distance. He is extremely weak when it comes to beauties, and is crazy about the school Madonna Yamashiro and super popular idol Rei “Nikarei” Nikaidou.

Kaori Yamashiro (voiced by Manami Numakura)

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The teacher of the protagonist’s class. Given that she specializes in the study of folklore, she is also the advisor of the “Mys. Research” club (which researches folkloristics). The school calls her a Madonna due to her beauty. Her novel, “World End,” which is themed after the Yomibito, was an unprecedented mega-hit, and she was the woman of the hour, so to speak.

If you missed it last month, read more about the game here.

World End Syndrome will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan in 2018.

Watch the “another version” teaser trailer below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

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