Gnosia English Version Could be Happening if Request is Strong Enough
An English version of Gnosia on Nintendo Switch might, and hopefully will, happen someday, if request is strong enough, according to Takashi Mochizuki.
Bloomberg’s Takashi Mochizuki reported that if demand is high enough, the four developers of indie game Gnosia will be considering releasing an English version of their game on Switch.
Gnosia, science fiction adventure-RPG based on social deduction game Mafia, which IGN rated as “masterpiece,” is currently in Japanese only. But its developer told Bloomberg that it will consider English version if request is strong enough.https://t.co/L9pRyfDxSQAdvertisement
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In an article, Takashi Mochizuki explained why the four developers of Petit Depotto released Gnosia on PlayStation Vita despite the console’s slow death. Petit Depotto’s leader Toru Kawakatsu explained it was all part of a strategy. In order to get the game singled out and recognized. It worked. Many ADV, bishoujo game ports, by Entergram most notably, are still releasing even now on PS Vita. Other niche genres like Otome games have long since moved to Nintendo Switch. But even then, Gnosia was an alien among all.
The article also tells us Gnosia‘s Switch sales were higher than expected.
Gnosia Switch version Nintendo Direct Mini trailer
Gnosia was first released exclusively on PlayStation Vita in Japan on June 20, 2019. The Switch version launched on April 30, 2020 in Japan. The Switch version of Gnosia also includes various improvements: a backlog, one-hand playstyle support, higher quality soundtrack and graphics, and a rebalancing of the game overall.
Long story short, Gnosia is a Role-Playing Game and an Adventure game based on Mafia, also known as Loup-Garou / The Werewolves, but it’s also much more than that. I took the time to thoroughly explain what Gnosia is about and why the game is so intriguing in a past article we published when the Switch version was announced. Please check it out here.
Gnosia also won the best indie game award at the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2019 held in April 2020. I definitely want Gnosia to get an English version. I’ll keep trying to put the spotlight on the game as much as I can. If not for the pandemic shuffling things around, I would have probably already made an explanatory video with the Switch version. I’ll be sure to do something as soon as I can. Like Ulala would say, stay tuned.
Meanwhile, feast your eyes on the artwork Gnosia‘s illustrator Kotori drew for the Switch release.