Gemdrops has delayed side-scrolling action game COGEN: Sword of Rewind from its previously planned 2021 release window to January 27, 2022, as well as announced that it will be available for Xbox Series and Xbox One alongside the initially announced PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC (Steam) versions. It will support Japanese audio, and English, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean text.
COGEN: Sword of Rewind will cost $19.99 / €19.99 / 2,860 yen digitally. In Japan and Asia, the PlayStation 4 and Switch versions will also be available physically at retailers, priced at 3,960 yen for the standard edition and 7,700 yen for the limited edition. The limited edition will only be available in Japan.
First-print copies of the physical edition include the downloadable content pack “Additional Story & Playable Character: Akasha.” The limited edition includes a special art book, voice drama and mini soundtrack CD, and the aforementioned downloadable content pack “Additional Story & Playable Character: Akasha.” Pre-orders begin today.
In the west, Limited Run Games will distribute a physical edition. Details will be announced at a later date.
Other day one downloadable content for COGEN: Sword of Rewind includes “Additional Story & Playable Character: Yuji Otori” and “Additional Story & Playable Character: Copen (from Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2).”
Here is an overview of the game, via Gemdrops:
Rewind time, forge ahead! Fight, die, rewind. Sword action like you’ve never felt before!
The heroine Kohaku wakes up in a factory she’s never seen before. Lying in front of her is a precious sword.
Speaking of its own free will, the sword introduces itself as ExeBreaker. Within ExeBreaker exists the ouroboros system, the power to rewind time up to three seconds.
Still unsure of what’s going on, Kohaku follows ExeBreaker’s lead. Soon she comes upon Cogen City, her home, in complete disarray.
With ExeBreaker in hand, Kohaku fights to unravel the mysteries of what’s left of the altered Cogen City.
■ About the Game
Control the sword wielding heroine Kohaku (voiced by Asuka Kakumoto). Battle your way through a puzzle filled story and discover its innermost mysteries. A 2D side-scrolling action game unlike any before it.
Optimize the Action by Rewinding Time when you Die!
The main feature of this game is “Time Reversal (Ouroboros System)”, the power to rewind time up to three seconds the instant you die.
Rewind to the perfect moment and continue as if you had never failed. Use that trial and error to optimize your advance through the game.
Streak your way through Cogen City’s various action filled areas!
Thrilling action overflowing with high-speed dashes and wall kicks.
The key to defeating enemies lies not only in attacking directly with your sword, but also by hitting projectiles back at them to flip the script when you’re in a pinch.
A mystery that gets deeper as the story develops and you repeat the same thing over and over.
Every time you advance in the game the mystery deepens.
Taking on unique bosses and bargaining with characters you run across will pull you into the world of COGEN.
Accessing “terminals” scattered throughout the stages allows you to uncover the mysteries with your own hands.
Invigorating and Dramatic Background Music!
The soundtrack was handled by the well-known Motoi Sakuraba, composer of numerous soundtracks for famous RPGS and ARPG masterpieces.
Loads of Replayability!
An abundance of different missions across the entire game and its stages.
Built-in system keeps track of your best scores and highest combo counts.
The ideal action game for players that love to constantly challenge themselves.
Cross-Dimensional Collaboration with Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2!
Protagonist “Copen” joins as a playable character via the planned downloadable content, “Additional Story & Playable Character: Copen (from Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2)” (sold separately). Do not miss this unprecedented cross-dimensional collaboration!
Additional Story & Playable Character: Copen
【Info Reveal #2】
COGEN: Sword of Rewind x Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 Collaboration‼️
— Gemdrops (@Gemdrops_EN) September 3, 2021
『COGEN: 大鳥こはくと刻の剣』×『白き鋼鉄のＸ(イクス) 2』コラボ決定‼️
— ジェムドロップ (@Gemdrops_JA) September 3, 2021