New Re:ZERO Game Hits America in Winter

Popular anime Re:Zero‘s new game, The Prophecy of the Throne, will be coming to the West this winter. The game will be available on the PS4, Steam, and Nintendo Switch. Set during the Royal Selection arc, this game will be rife with “What-If” scenarios, written by the creator of Re:Zero, Tappei Nagatsuki. The localizers of the game, Spike Chunsoft (Conception 2, Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, AI: The Somnium Files) released a short plot synopsis:

One month after Subaru’s new life in another world began, an emissary sent by the royal castle suddenly appears with news that the royal selection has been postponed, but offers no reason as to why. The postponement of this grand event that decides the next ruler of the Kingdom of Lugunica stirs Subaru and his friends into action. They return to the royal capital only to find that a sixth candidate has claimed their stake for the throne. But the Dragon Stone prophesizes [sic] that only five candidates would be chosen. With one candidate being an impostor, suspicions are immediately cast toward one woman in particular: Emilia. What answers lie beyond the mysterious web of assassinations, betrayal, and conspiracies…?

Not much is known about the game’s gameplay, other than the promise that fans of the light novels and anime will be able to visit their favorite locations from the Re:Zero franchise, including Roswaal’s mansion. The game is also centered around the iconic “Return from Death” power that Subaru has. The game is described as being within the Tactical Adventure genre, as well.

Released as a light novel in 2014 and adapted as an anime in 2016, Re:Zero follows the adventures of a young high-school dropout named Subaru Natsuki, as he tries to unravel the mystery of why he was summoned to a dark fantasy world and given the power to travel through time whenever he’s killed. The anime was nominated for Crunchyroll’s Anime of the Year Award in 2016 and was the most watched anime on the service that year, beating Yuri on Ice. Since then, it has spawned many spinoffs, including the popular crossover Isekai Quartet. Currently, the franchise has 23 light novels in circulation.

Day 1 buyers will get pins featuring Rem, Subaru, Emilia, and a mystery fourth character. The collectors edition comes with a steelbook case, a CD containing the game’s soundtrack, and an art book with concept art, sketches, and commentary about the game, as well as a “special forward”.

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