PROTOTYPE will release a PlayStation 4 version of Key-developed visual novel LOOPERS on February 16, 2023 worldwide, the publisher announced in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu. It will cost 3,520 yen
LOOPERS first launched for PC on May 28, 2021 in Japan, followed by iOS via App Store and Android via Google Play on July 20, 2021. A Switch version, also published by PROTOTYPE, launched on June 2, 2022 worldwide with English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese language text support.
Here is an overview of the game, via PROTOTYPE:
LOOPERS is science-fiction story told through the enthralling writing of Ryukishi07 and the fascinating visuals of Kei Mochizuki. Follow an ensemble of young people as they try to escape a world in which they relive August 1st over and over again. Enjoy a visual novel so full of friendship, love, madness, laughs, and emotion it’ll leave you breathless!
Supports Three Languages
The text can be set to Japanese, English, or Simplified Chinese (audio is in Japanese only). This includes in-game text, options, and the digital manual. Language settings can be changed at any time.
Tyler is a high schooler with only one thing on his mind—geohunting (GPS-assisted scavenger hunts). One day, while absorbed in a hunt during summer vacation, he and his friends find themselves embroiled in a mysterious phenomenon.
Fantasy and real life become intertwined. Is this the past or the present? Is it reality… or madness?
Sucked into an abnormality known as the Temporal Spiral, Tyler and his friends are forced to relive the same day over and over.
They soon meet others stuck in the same cycle. Along with the leader Simon and the mysterious Mia, this group call themselves the Loopers.
Will Tyler and the others find a way out, or are they doomed to remain in this never-ending loop forever?
(There are no choice-based story branching elements in this game.)
- Mia (voiced by Sayaka Kaneko)
- Tyler (voiced by Tomohito Takatsuka)
- Hilda (voiced by Hiyori Kono)
- Leona (voiced by Shiori Izawa)
- Simon (voiced by Ryohei Kimura)
- Joe (voiced by Yosuke Eto)
- Holly (voiced by Hina Kino)
- Ritapon (voiced by Anna Yamaki)