Edia Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Yoshinari Kashima, from now on: Edia) will release the packaged version of Nintendo Switch™ software “Cosmic Fantasy COLLECTION” on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Therefore, we are pleased to announce that we have decided to do so and have started accepting reservations from September 15, 2022 (Thursday).
“Cosmic Fantasy Adventure Boy Yu” and “Cosmic Fantasy Adventure Boy Ban” from the first and second PC Engine CD-ROM² versions, which are the starting point of the Cosmic Fantasy series, will be reprinted as “Cosmic Fantasy COLLECTION.”
While recreating the atmosphere and feel of the PC Engine version, we hope that fans of that time will feel nostalgic, while modern game fans will be able to enjoy a wide range of discoveries so that we will deliver it as a Nintendo Switch™ version. I will.
The download and English versions of “Cosmic Fantasy COLLECTION” will be announced separately.
More than 16 million yen were gathered through crowdfunding. As a reprint project following “Valice,” crowdfunding “Cosmic Fantasy Revival Support Project” related to the development of this software implemented by “Makuake,” a support purchase service for quirky things and experiences from many fans. Thanks to the enthusiastic support, we have collected more than 16 million yen, the most extensive support purchase amount for a reprint of the old Nippon Telenet game IP.
Grab the player’splayer’s emotions with visual scenes “Visual Scene” was one of the first CD-ROM games to incorporate voice and animation into essential sets. It has gained the popularity of enthusiastic users by making the player’splayer’s emotions deeper, such as the story.
About “Cosmic Fantasy,” A role-playing game released by Nippon Telenet in March 1990 as software for the PC Engine CD-ROM². It became a famous work following “Mugen Senshi Valis” and is one of the representative works of Nippon Telenet, planned, scenario, and directed by Kazuhiro Ochi. In the early days of CD-ROM video games, this work fully adopted the technique of using animation to express important RPG scenes.
The scenes in question are called “visual scenes” in work, and the beautiful visual scenes that use the CD-ROM performance and the talking characters with voice actors were shocking at the time and became a hot topic. It became a famous work until the club was launched, and novels, manga, and OVA were released.
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Title: “Cosmic Fantasy COLLECTION”
Release date: December 15, 2022 (Thursday)
Genre: Visual RPG
Number of players: 1
CERO rating: B
Compatible models: Nintendo Switch™
Suggested retail price: Regular version ¥ 6,800 (¥7,480 including tax) Limited edition ¥12,800 (¥14,080 including tax)
Included items: Game software, original soundtrack, original booklet
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