The recently revealed World’s Longest 5 Minutes has been detailed further thanks to this week’s issue of Famitsu.
World’s Longest 5 Minutes puts you in the shoes of Back Flashback, a hero who is about to take on the Demon Lord. Things don’t go quite as expected however, and soon your memories are lost. Driven into a defensive stance, you must help Back regain his memories by conversing with both allies and the Demon Lord.
Some of the people you’ll talk to include Regent Nightfever; a magic minstrel that has been delivering his music all over the world, Yotsuba Shirotsumekusa; a shy and gentle priest, and Yuzu Nanakorobi; a clumsy martial artist with an outgoing personality.
As for the gameplay, it’ll consist of two parts – an adventure bit, and an RPG bit. The adventure bit will see you choosing different things while fighting the demon lord. As for the RPG bit, it’ll start with a flashback during an event scene, and its outcome will effect the hero’s abilities and equipment. There is also apparently a system that “makes the memories more beautiful” – whatever the hell that means.
Additional details about the game’s development were revealed as well, starting with the fact that the game was born from plans for a smartphone game – evolving over time into the Vita title we’ll be seeing this June in Japan. It began actual development after Syupro-DX met a top executive at Nippon Ichi Software while out one night, and though initial development started last November with a seven month plan, it ended up taking much longer due to this being their first console game.
Nippon Ichi, as their partner, were originally supposed to be in charge of everything but the planning, scenario, and sounds – but plans got too big and they ended up giving more of a hand than they had originally thought necessary. Because of this expansion in plans and need for more help on Nippon Ichi’s part, the grand ending that was originally planned for the game was reconsidered.
World’s Longest 5 Minutes releases in Japan on June 28th – priced at 3086 yen for the digital download, 4298 yen for the standard physical edition, and 6458 yen for the limited physical edition (which includes Syupro-DX history title soundtrack, proposal documents, an art & materials collection, and a calendar).