Developer Nihon Falcom’s Tokyo Xanadu is finally getting a chance to break the shackles of the PS Vita. With the PlayStation 4 version scheduled for next week, it is now confirmed that the Steam version will be releasing at the same time.
Publisher and localiser Aksys Games announced via Twitter last week that the Steam version would be launching alongside the PS4 release. The game comes in as Tokyo Xanadu eX+, a revamped version of the 2015 Vita exclusive Action RPG. The game will officially launch on both platforms next week Friday on December 8th.
— Aksys Games (@aksysgames) November 23, 2017
Toyko Xanadu eX+ will be getting a lot of touch-ups done to bring the game to new platforms. Apart from aiming for overall better performance and look, this version will introduce some new elements for returning players. According to the Steam page, there are new scenarios, dungeons, monsters and playable characters that will be featured in the eX+ version.
Nihon Falcom had noted earlier this year to TechRaptor that they wished for more of their games to get ported to the PC. In what has become an evident trend, more Japanese developers have taken to the PC and digital marketplace as a viable platform for niche releases. This year has seen some of Nihon Famcom’s biggest games hit Steam including the long-awaited Trails in the Sky the 3rd, Trails of Cold Steel and Ys Seven. Ys Eight was planned to release this year until being delayed due to an awful translation that required a complete reworking.
Tokyo Xanadu was a long-awaited sequel to the now legendary Xanadu franchise, itself a spin-off/sequel from 1984’s Dragon Slayer. It was a decade between Tokyo Xanadu and it’s predecessor Xanadu Next. Upon release, it received a positive reception with some criticisms focused on the repetitive dungeon crawling. For fans, hopes are high that Nihon Falcom addresses these issues within the eX+ version.
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and Steam on December 8th. No price has been revealed for either version digitally. It appears that the physical version is not up for preorder by local retailers meaning that importing may be the only means of getting a physical copy.