Once upon a time, visual novels were fairly common in Japan on Xbox platforms, starting on the Xbox 360 and then moving on to the early days of the Xbox One. Nowadays the genre’s developers have mostly moved on to different options and many of the games initially released on Xbox One have been ported to PS4 and PS Vita.
Yet, one game is about to make the opposite jump. Initially released on PS Vita, then on PS4, and finally on the Switch, Experience’s horror visual novel Death Mark is coming to Xbox One, in Japan.
The game will release on October 25th for 5,800 yen. It will get both a digital and a physical retail launch for 5,800 yen, in a market that sees physical releases for Xbox One even being even rarer than ports in general.
While Death Mark is being released in the west by Aksys Games for PS4, PS Vita, and Nintendo Switch, we don’t know whether the American publisher will embrace the Xbox One release or will stick to safer platforms. We actually reached out to Aksys asking for their take on this, and we’ll keep you updated if they let us know anything relevant.
Update: we received a quick answer from Aksys Games, which mentioned that there are no plans to localize the Xbox One version at this time.
You can check out a few screenshots of the Xbox One version below. Do keep in mind that especially one is fairly unsafe for work.