Today NIS America announced that the adorable/creepy puzzle platformer A Rose in the Twilight will be released in North America and Europe in the spring of 2017.
The game was originally released in Japan as Roze to Tasogare no Kojou exclusively for PS Vita, and will get both a physical and digital release in the west.
In North America, the Standard and Limited Edition will be available only on the NIS America Online Store. In Europe, there will be only a Limited Edition version of the game, and it will be available exclusively on the NISA Europe Online Store.
About the story:
A girl awakens in a castle void of color and time, affixed with the Curse of Thorns upon her back. After meeting a sleeping giant, the two work together to escape. Help them unravel the mystery of the thorns and the history behind the somber castle. In A Rose in the Twilight, use Rose’s power to absorb blood and transfer it to static objects. By doing so, colorless objects become red and regain the essence of time. You will also need to make use of the giant’s super strength by lifting and throwing objects to clear your path. Every stage is a puzzle waiting to be pieced together. The further you get, the harder it becomes, but the greater the risk, the bigger the reward. Discover how to solve each stage as you delve deeper into the story’s grim origins.
- Color & Time – Without color and time, the player cannot progress, but with Rose’s power you can take advantage of both these key elements.
- Blood Memories – Splatters of blood are waiting to be found all throughout the castle, and each one contains a gruesome death.
- Visual Storytelling – Collect Blood Memories to unlock the past by watching a series of vignettes pieced together by each victim’s death.
- Live, Die, Repeat – Utilize both Rose’s and the giant’s power to solve each stage, but if death happens to cut your journey short, be careful not to make the same mistake twice.
Below you can check out the first trailer, the box art ad a batch of screenshots.