The Longest Five Minutes Announced for Nintendo Switch; Also Coming for PS Vita and PC in 2018

The Longest Five Minutes by Nippon Ichi Software will come west in 2018, but gained a Nintendo Switch version.

By Giuseppe Nelva

July 4, 2017

During a panel at Anime Expo, which DualShockers attended, NIS America made a couple of announcements about Nippon Ichi Software’s upcoming JRPG The Longest Five Minutes.

There are good news and bad news: the bad one is that the game has been delayed to early 2018 from its previously-announced 2017 release window.

The good news, at least for Nintendo Switch owners, is that The Longest Five Minutes will now come to Nintendo’s new console, on top of the original PC (via Steam) and PS Vita platforms.

About the Game:
Originally developed by Nippon Ichi Software and SYUPRO-DX and out for the PS Vita in Japan, The Longest Five Minutes will take you inside the mind of a hero during his final encounter with an epic and evil Overlord. As the story unfolds, the conversations you have with your party and the Overlord will unlock memories of the hero’s journey. Each memory plays out in classic 8-bit RPG style, and the outcome of those memories will lead to the strengthening or weakening of your party in their final battle.

About the Story:
Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Demon King himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure.

His finishing moves, the name of his hometown, and even the reason he’s trying to defeat the Demon King in the first place, are all gone. Our hero feels as though he’s letting his allies down…

In the midst of battle, his allies’ words and the Demon King’s taunts trigger flashbacks, bringing his memories back piece by piece. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it’s too late, but the Demon King stands before him, his power unyielding!

What will happen in The Longest Five Minutes!?

The Longest Five Minutes was originally released in Japan on July 28th, 2016, exclusively for PS Vita. Below you can check out a few screenshots and an overview trailer.

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If you want to see more, you can enjoy the teaser trailer for the original western release announcement.

A limited edition will also be available for Nintendo Switch, including a soundtrack with two disks and a booklet featuring art from the game, a set with four lapel pins and a collector’s box. It will cost $54.99.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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