Summon Night 6 Breaks Borders With Western Launch in 2017

Summon Night 6 Breaks Borders With Western Launch in 2017

Gaijinworks brings a localized version of the strategy RPG to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

Gaijinworks has announced that it will be releasing an English-language version of Summon Night 6: Lost Borders on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The title is the latest in the long-running strategy RPG series, published by Bandai Namco and developed by Media Vision and Felistella. This release follows Gaijinworks' localization of Summon Night 5 for PSP in December of last year.

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"The thirst for Japanese RPGs is real, and we're beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to quench it with such a high-profile, blue-chip JRPG experience," says Gaijinworks president Victor Ireland. "I've always said that fan support of games like Summon Night 5 would lead to more opportunities for Gaijinworks to deliver bigger and better games, and Summon Night 6 is a perfect example: It's happening because we proved that an audience was there, even on a nearly forgotten platform like the PSP."

"Now, with the next game appearing on the most popular console in the world at the peak of its popularity, we can finally give this awesome series the global exposure that it deserves."

Summon Night 6 was released in Japan on March 10, 2016, as a celebration of the series' 15th anniversary. The game features a fully-3D battle system, an extensive set of one-on-one character interactions, and a host of mini-games. Summon Night 6 also features over a dozen endings that change depending on your character's affinity with particular party members. Gaijinworks is slated to begin the English voice recordings this month, as all key moments in the game will feature full voice acting.

"Summon Night 6 is one of our biggest projects to date," said Ireland. "It has enough text to fill about five novels-over 50% more than the huge volume of text that Summon Night 5 had."

Summon Night 6: Lost Borders is planned for a release in the first quarter of 2017. It will have a digital release in North America, South America, and Europe, with a physical release in North America.

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