Aksys Games has unveiled Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~, an upcoming visual novel for the PlayStation Vita.
Developed by Idea Factory, Period: Cube will offer beautiful anime visuals and a gripping narrative with multiple branching story paths:
In search of your older brother’s whereabouts, you join the online RPG, “Arcadia” in search of clues. Having lost consciousness after being drawn into a mysterious light, you wake up within the game’s fantasy world! Confused and shaken by your strange yet familiar surroundings,you learn that the only way to escape this world of life-or-death is to clear the game. As the gameworld begins to crumble and fall apart, you gain the status of the “Shinken” (divine sword), key to clearing the game, and become targeted by hordes of enemies.
The game has been confirmed to launch to North America and Europe and is due spring of next year. Although the genre is visual novel, one of the screenshots appears to show a combat menu of some sort, presumably making way for turn-based combat.
View a few screenshots below.