Publisher Arc System Works and developer Toybox Inc. have announced that Kowloon Highschool Chronicle will release in the West for Nintendo Switch eShop on February 4, priced at $29.99. The game previously released in Japan in June 2020.
Kowloon Highschool Chronicle originally released for PlayStation 2 in 2004, published by Atlus. However, the adventure RPG / dungeon crawler had never seen an official English release up until this point.
Find the announcement from Arc System Works below, alongside the game’s opening movie, gameplay footage, and screenshots. Thanks to our friends at RPGamer for the video uploads!
Arc System Works America, Inc. is pleased to announce that Kowloon Highschool Chronicle, the classic PS2-era Adventure RPG, is being released in English for the first time on the Nintendo Switch on February 4th, 2021 for $29.99 USD! Originally released as Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki in Japan, Kowloon Highschool Chronicle features remastered graphics, classic first-person dungeon exploration, and a unique conversation system.
Take on the role of a young man who appears as a transfer student at Kamiyoshi Academy in Shinjuku, Tokyo. While he seems like a normal student, he is actually a treasure hunter. His mission is to discover a mysterious ruin hidden deep beneath the school. Accompanied by his new friends from school, he sets out to discover the mysteries of a super ancient civilization. However, numerous traps, monsters called “Kehito” that lurk within the ruins, and the clutches of the “student council” stand in his way! Build your relationship with friends, solve puzzles, dodge traps, defeat enemies, and discover the great mysteries and treasure sealed beneath the school!
Deep, Challenging Gameplay: Choose from a myriad of different friends, classmates, and allies and brave the darkest of dungeons in search of adventure and untold wealth. Be sure to build your team with care; the enemies and dungeons will present a true challenge and the wrong teammates may lead you to certain doom.
Innovative Conversation System: Express yourself in the story through feelings and actions. Why choose a canned response when you can give a character an angry glare, loving touch, or a bizarre lick? How everyone views you depends on how straight (or insane) you present yourself.
Revamped Graphics: Bringing the game firmly into the modern era, the art and graphics have been redone in high definition and now match the beautiful character designs, challenging gameplay and compelling story.
Kowloon Highschool Chronicle Opening Movie
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Kowloon Highschool Chronicle English Gameplay Part 1
Kowloon Highschool Chronicle English Gameplay Part 2
Kowloon Highschool Chronicle Screenshots