Summon Night 5 Releases December 15th in the West

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

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It’s with a bit of mixed emotions that I can say that Summon Night 5 is heading to PlayStation Store digitally December 15th. While I am glad that we’re finally getting the latest entry, which actually released in Japan as a physical PSP game a couple years ago, I am sad this is the first entry not by Flight-Plan. Then again, I suppose I should be happy that Namco Bandai decided to acquire the rights from Banpresto in the first place, since otherwise the series would have been dead since 2010, when Flight-Plan closed.

Summon Night 5

When it releases in just a week or so, it will be priced at $30.99, according to Gaijinworks, who are publishing the game. Those who ordered the limited edition physical and digital bundle, they get their downloads a day early, but the physical version will take a bit longer. In case you are not familiar with the premise of the game, here’s a quick rundown.

When worlds collide and everything is turned upside-down, a new order be created to keep chaos at bay. Bandai Namco’s Summon Night 5 is the continuing story of that order-keeping society, the Eucross, and the adventures their Summoners have keeping their world and the disparate races from the Otherworlds in balance. Players can choose to experience the story as rookie Summoners Folth or Arca, and one of four possible partners (their “Cross”), giving the game’s dialogue and feel a unique flavor on up to eight different playthroughs. What players see, and how the characters react depends on what characters are chosen at the beginning of each playthrough. But whatever choices a player makes, they’re in for a charming and sometimes tense Strategy-RPG adventure as they gradually unravel a plot that threatens the balance the Eucross is sworn to protect. The game features beautiful 2D and 3D art with battles presented in user-adjustable isometric perspective, and gorgeous animation that is a hallmark of Bandai Namco productions.


About Josh Speer

Josh Speer is addicted to two things in equal measure : Books and Videogames. He has a degree from the University of Washington in English with an emphasis on writing. He joined Operation Rainfall last year while following it on Facebook. His two giant life goals are to write his own series of fantasy / science fiction novels and to get into the creative side of the video game industry. He is beyond pleased to now have his proverbial foot in the door thanks to the opportunity provided by Oprainfall!