The apocalyptic virtual world visual novel Archetype Arcadia is coming to Switch on 21 October in Japan

Another day brings confirmation of a new title for Nintendo’s hybrid console. Kemco and Water Phoenix have officially announced the apocalyptic virtual world visual novel Archetype Arcadia, which was previously announced under the working title of Shuumatsu Senki 0.1.

Here are the details that have been shared:

  • It will launch for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Switch on October 21 in Japan.
  • It will be priced at ¥4,400 in shops and ¥3,980 via download.
  • The PlayStation 5 version is digital only, but the PlayStation 4 version includes a free update.

Here’s the premise and trailer:

The world has fallen into Peccato Mania (original sin), which causes self-harm and other injuries.

To save his younger sister, Christine, who has been affected by the disease, Rust enters the online game “Archetype Arcadia”, which is the only means to stop the disease’s progression.

Hope, pain, joy, betrayal and the inescapable “death” meet in this game, in which players turn their memories into avatars to fight.

It is a fully voiced text novel adventure game that tells a harrowing story of overwhelming volume, guided by memories that should have been lost.