Arc System Works has revealed the opening cinematic video for their upcoming title XBlaze Lost: Memories.

Expanding on the first XBlaze title, this sequel (not enhanced edition) covers some of the same events from the first game from a different perspective, as well as adding a ton of new content and back-story. This new game takes a different twist from the first, with the new pink-haired amnesiac protagonist off to recover her sister using a crystallized form of her lost memories found along the way.

Check out the opening cinematic below for an introductory look;

XBlaze Lost: Memories is set to release April 9th in Japan, and sometime this Summer in North America.

  • Lester Paredes

    Still have to play the first one… I’m waiting for it to drop to $20 or less because I’m not so sure about visual novels…

  • Buckybuckster

    Ha! Nice to know that I’m not the only wuss when it comes to VNs. I really should download the demo of the first game to see it’s a genre I would enjoy. Couldn’t hurt to give it a try.

  • In this case (and in most cases, in my experience) visual novel demos are not an accurate representation of the game. I played the demo and it didn’t make me want to play the game – but I enjoyed the game after actually playing it.

  • Lester Paredes

    I was about to say the same thing. Except for the actually playing it part.

  • Damian Pearson

    Just watched that opening, and lemme tell ya’: I thought Code Embryo’s opening was awesome, but THIS goes past XBLAZE Super Saiyan 9. In other words: THIS. IS. BEAST!!! I can’t wait for this game. When it localizes…I’m getting’ it. (TELL ME WHAT THE HECK SECHS’ BACKSTORY IS, MAN!!! I NEED TO KNOW!!! PLEASE!!! O_O)

  • Lester Paredes

    What Kyle said.

  • Buckybuckster

    What’s the general gameplay flow of this game and VNs in general? Read until you’re presented with a group of options which drive the story forward? I guess this is where replayability factor of the genre comes into play. Different choices move you towards different endings?

  • A true VN is simply that, a visual novel – it offers no paths, choices or otherwise.

    XBlaze is (like most “Visual Novels” not on a PC) a visual novel with a twist – the twist being that you change the story through reading the news articles which come to your personal electronic device.

    The story itself is like a river, and no matter what you do you’re responsible for it – if you do nothing, the story still plays out; but doing something will simply nudge the story (river) down another slope, creating a new offshoot for the story to flow down and a new final destination.

    As for the endings, here are multiple endings with a few bad and a few good conclusions.

  • Nonscpo

    The game looks beautiful on the Oled screen, but yeah I can understand somebody not wanting to pay full price for it either. It’s good, but that’s only because I have the patience to enjoy and appreciate the game for what it is. Last I heard, isn’t the game already like 30 bucks?

  • Nonscpo

    Yes It does appear to be better than the original intro. It will be interesting to see how the original story is incorporated into this one.

  • Lester Paredes

    Yeah, it’s still 30. It was briefly on sale on Amazon for 20, but I missed the sale. Oh well.