World’s Longest 5 Minutes Covered by Famitsu

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

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Nippon Ichi Software’s latest action/RPG World’s Longest 5 Minutes received a write up in the latest edition of Famitsu magazine. The game stars the amnesiac Back Flashback as he fights the evil Demon King to save the world. Accompanying the hero is his faithful party: the magical minstrel Regent Nightfever, the polite monk Yotsuba Shirotsumekusa, and the klutzy martial artist Yuzu Nanakorobi. Not only are these people your friends but they’re with you all the way in the final battle that will decide the world’s future!

World's Longest 5 Minutes

Can you guys tell me the last time I went to the washroom?

Yes, the game takes place during the last boss fight that will apparently last 5 minutes. In these action sequences Back must converse with his allies and even his greatest foe to regain his past. Within his returning memories the RPG elements come out and these segments determine how strong you will be with the battle with the Demon King. These flashbacks for, er, Flashback will also decide the armor he’s carrying and will somehow have a way of making his memories more beautiful. Maybe this signals that there will be multiple endings.

World's Longest 5 Minutes

The battle with the Demon King I presume.

Unfortunately this is currently a Japan only title but Nippon Ichi Titles have had a habit of making it over to the West. World’s Longest 5 Minutes comes out exclusively on the PS Vita on July 26th and will receive a digital version and a physical collector’s version. We’ll make sure to follow this one and report on any news and hope for an English localization.


About Leif Conti-Groome

Leif Conti-Groome is a writer/playwright/video game journalist whose work has appeared on websites such as NextGen Player, Video Game Geek and DriveinTales. His poem Ritual won the 2015 Broadside Contest organized by the Bear Review. While he grew up playing titles such as Final Fantasy VI and Super Double Dragon, he doesn’t really have a preference for genre these days except for Country; that’s a game genre right? Leif’s attention has been more focused on the burgeoning communities of niche Japanese titles, eSports and speedruns. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada and makes a living as a copywriter.