World End Syndrome coming west for PS4, Switch in spring 2019 [Update]

Arc System Works' mystery visual novel.

World End Syndrome

Arc System Works will release mystery visual novel World End Syndrome for PlayStation 4 and Switch in North America and Europe in spring 2019, the publisher announced.

In Japan, World End Syndrome was released for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita on August 30.

Watch the June-released Japanese overview trailer below.

Update 11/20/18 at 3:15 p.m.: World End Syndrome will be a digital-only release in the west. Here is the full press release:

Arc System Works, Inc. is thrilled to announce that we are bringing developer Toybox’s mystery adventure visual novel, World End Syndrome, westward! World End Syndrome will be available Spring 2019 on both the PlayStation 4 PlayStation Network as well as the Nintendo Switch eShop.

World End Syndrome is a romantic adventure game created from a collaboration between Arc System Works and Toybox.

Character designs are by Yuki Kato, known for their work as an artist and designer for the BlazBlue series. Other known creators on the project include Tomio Kanazawa for the scenario and Takashi Nitta for music.

The game takes place in a coastal town known as “Mihate Town.” The game follows a protagonist as he get transferred to “Mihate High School” in town and begins his new life, where he meets the heroines: Maimi Kusunose, a cheerful girl, and Miu Amana, a quiet girl.

How you interact with the girls through unforgettable summer experiences and incidents that happen in the peaceful town will drastically change the ending.

Story

“I wish this world would end…”

The protagonist, who is slightly troubled, moves from a big city to a seaside town called “Mihate” because of an incident. He moves into his uncle’s mansion and starts a new life in the town.

With new friends he meets at “Mihate High School,” he goes through unforgettable summer experiences and strange incidents.

Depending on how he spends the summer with them, the protagonist’s “world” will significantly change…

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