SUMMON NIGHT 6 WONDERFUL EDITION UNVEILED!
Presales Open Today With $20 Early-Bird Discount!
Today we are taking the wraps off one of the best special edition box sets we've done, the Wonderful Edition for Summon Night 6:Lost Borders. It's the super-size direct presale-only big brother to the standard retail release that will come out in February. The Japanese collector's edition for the PS Vita was very nice, so we had a lot to live up to, but we put our ambition into overdrive to improve on that in every way possible for the North American PlayStation 4 collector's edition.
We took the softcover Japanese art book and made it hardcover with a de-embossed logo in the cover and a dust jacket to protect it all. And since the game theme is one of friendship, we decided to make cool molded PVC coasters featuring the characters from the game so you can enjoy a cold one with your friends while you play without marking up the furniture with condensation rings. The soundtrack is the same as the Japanese one, but upgraded with a full CD case and booklet instead of just a sleeve. Fans liked the mini poster we included with Summon Night 5, so we've supersized that idea for Summon Night 6, including a massive 21” x 30” poster in this set. And then there's the plush. We think you're going to fall in love with the main character's sidekicks like we have, so we made a hefty plush of each of them. The pink one, Quilt, is shown, but there will be a blue one and a gray one, too. Each Wonderful Edition will have one plush randomly inserted from among the three we're making. All of this is packed up with the PlayStation 4 game in a big, beautiful box that will look great next to your other prized gaming possessions.
Presales for the Wonderful Edition are open today - right now! Each presale reservation voucher purchased will reserve one Wonderful Edition that will ship when the game is released in February. From now until September 15th, we're offering a $20 discount off the $149 price, meaning you can get it for $129! From September 15th to October 31st the price returns to $149. After October 31st we will not be selling any more Wonderful Editions so we have time to complete manufacture, ship, and assemble the sets so they're ready for launch.
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Summon Night 6 is Coming for PlayStation 4 and PSVita!
Last December, GAIJINWORKS introduced English-speaking audiences to the epic Summon Night series of strategy/role-playing games with Summon Night 5 for the PSP™. Today we are announcing that we've been neck-deep in localization work for an English-language version of Bandai Namco’s Summon Night 6: Lost Borders for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita since the beginning of the year. The latest and greatest chapter in the mainline Summon Night saga takes everything that players loved about Summon Night 5 and makes it even bigger and better.
We 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, and players are in for a real treat!
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders weaves an emotional tale of friendship and discovery that begins in the sparsely populated “cocoon world” of Fillujah, where the three main characters (Raj, Amu and Ist) live in virtual isolation. Each has a single companion, a flying sidekick with an amazing special power, and they are all surprised when dozens of strangers begin to suddenly appear—literally falling out of the clear, blue sky. Lost Borders can be played and enjoyed without any knowledge of the previous games in the series, but fans will recognize that the mysterious strangers are actually returning characters from all of the mainline Summon Night games.
Released in Japan as a celebration of the series’ 15th anniversary, Summon Night 6: Lost Borders offers gorgeous widescreen graphics presented in high definition, a first for the series. The fully 3-D battle system allows Chain Attacks that happen automatically when an enemy is surrounded by two or more allies; in these situations, each ally can hit the enemy without risk of counterattack. In addition to the Summons that are a hallmark of the series, two allies can team up for a breathtaking “Summon Burst” attack that invokes a devastating magical strike from one of many giant fantastical creatures.
Combat is only one part of the Summon Night 6 experience. The series is well known for its “night conversations”—one-on-one encounters where various characters confide in one another, leading to a web of elaborate, emotional storytelling with many different branching paths. Lost Borders also includes several charming mini-games: One has you fishing for different types of aquatic creatures, while another involves cooking power-up meals using the bounty you’ve caught with your fishing pole.
The game features more than a dozen endings, many of which have sub-endings that can change depending on the player’s affinity level with a particular character. “Summon Night 6 is one of our biggest projects to date,” Ireland explains. “It has enough text to fill about five novels—over 50% more than the huge volume of text that Summon Night 5 had.” Adding to the enormity of the localization task is the fact that the English-language version of Summon Night 6 will feature voice acting: All key events will be voiced, as in the original Japanese version. Recording of the English voice begins this month.
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders is planned for release on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita in the first quarter of 2017. Digital (PSN) versions of the game will be downloadable in North America, South America and Europe, with physical retail copies planned for North America. Details will be announced after E3 about a limited-edition deluxe physical version that will only be available for direct presale from our website here.