NISA Action RPG Lapis Labyrinth Comes West in 2019; New Trailer at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase
NIS America announced 2D RPG Lapis Labyrinth is coming west for PS4 and Switch in 2019 with a trailer during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase.
During the Kinda Funny Games Showcase today, which you can find the whole replay of on Twitch, Nippon Ichi Software America announced Lapis Labyrinth will come to the west in 2019, for PS4 and Switch.
Lapis Labyrinth is a 2D-scrolling action RPG with frenetic battles in randomly generated dungeons. Players make a party of four out of eight classes, with the 4 characters being on top of each other in a tower called a “Dango”. Each class has a different attack depending on their position in the tower, and players must explore dungeons floor by floor, defeat monsters, destroy crystals to open up the goal and gain treasures. The game follows a no-risk-no-gain mentality, with deeper floors bringing more treasure but housing stronger monsters. Staying too long on the same floor will also spawn invincible monsters, so you can’t farm the same place for too long.
You can watch the first English trailer for the game below, showing dungeon exploration, the characters’ classes, Fever mode and more. Lapis Labyrinth launched in Japan for PS4 and Switch on November 29, with a slightly different title: Lapis X Labyrinth.
We’ve already covered and translated past trailers and information for the Japanese version. You can read about the battle system here and more about the dango system, dungeon exploration, and items here.
Here’s the game’s description from NIS America:
Stack, raid, and GET PAID! The dungeon-diving action RPG Lapis x Labyrinth puts you at the center of a high-octane treasure-hunting quest, where the danger is great and the rewards are even greater! Do you have what it takes to smash through hordes of monsters and traps to gain riches beyond your imagination?Available starting 2019 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. When a struggling village falls on hard times and is desperate need of wealth, there’s only one solution: gather your comrades, venture into the Labyrinth below the Golden Forest, and claim the piles of gold and treasures hidden within! You will need all your courage and wits to survive the dangers ahead, but the treasures that await you are well worth it!Customize your team with over 4,000 unique combinations, then use the creative stacking mechanic to perform synchronized attacks. When you’ve racked up enough destruction, unleash the explosive power of Fever Mode to really make the cash flow!With 8 different character classes, engaging monster encounters, and stylish, over-the-top visuals, this adventure has everything you need to make it rain!