VIZ Media Publishing The World Next Door For Nintendo Switch

The publishing giant is making the leap from manga to video games!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 02/25/2019 13:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

One of the delightful things about video games is that they tend to have a lot of overlap with other forms of media. One of those overlaps includes manga and anime, something that VIZ Media knows all about. That overlap is about to become much more pronounced, however, as VIZ is throwing its hat into the ring as a video game publisher for the first time.

The World Next Door launches digitally on March 28 for Nintendo Switch and marks VIZ’s first collaboration with indie studio Rose City Games. The title also boasts character designs by Lord Gris, a famous digital artist and painter. Here’s the official synopsis from VIZ of what the game hopes to bring to fans:

Combining the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of anime and indie gaming, THE WORLD NEXT DOOR delivers a rich narrative and fast-paced, real-time puzzle battles in a universe where portals connect two planes – the human realm of Earth and the magical world of Emrys. Players must activate runes to cast colorful spells and defeat mysterious enemies known as Grievances and help Jun uncover the secrets to opening a portal back to Earth before time runs out. Charming branching dialogue offers players the freedom to choose among various responses to impact the game’s course and outcome.

You can peep the trailer below:

The World Next Door certainly looks like it has the chops to be a worthwhile addition to Switch’s growing library of games. It’s definitely gotten a fair share of buzz, including a nomination for this year’s SXSW Gamer’s Voice Award. Are you excited to give it a whirl? Share with us in the comments and on social media!

Source: VIZ Media

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