In a Twitter post this week, Aksys Games confirmed that Tokyo Xanadu eX+ would be coming to North American shores on December 8th. Aksys also added that information on the Steam version would be coming later. Finally, Aksys expanded on the differences from the Vita version, saying that more characters and a lot more dialogue are in Tokyo Xanadu eX+. As we reported before, some of the major differences between the original Tokyo Xanadu and eX+ are additional quests and post-game content; a new playable character, the “White Shroud,” who comes alongside new monsters, dungeons, bosses and more; and two new modes, Time Attack and Boss Rush, with the former acting as a timed story playthrough, and the latter as a consecutive boss challenge mode.
The official description for Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is as follows:
10 years ago, a colossal earthquake devastated Tokyo and changed the lives of its inhabitants forever. The city has since been rebuilt and life has slowly returned to a semblance of normalcy. However, behind the veil of this newly rebuilt metropolis lies another world, one with a sinister secret. The earthquake that originally destroyed Tokyo was actually caused by the emergence of a mysterious and lethal shadow world known as Eclipse. Now, action must be taken to thwart the legions of Eclipse and ensure the protection of peace!
Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is the PS4 re-release of Tokyo Xanadu, originally released on the Vita in 2015 for Japan, and earlier this summer for Western regions. We found the Vita release to be lacking, both in gameplay and in character depth, though it did have some killer music. Tokyo Xanadu itself was a successor to 1985’s Xanadu, also developed by Nihon Falcom. Aimed at providing a different gameplay experience from Nihon Falcom’s other two major series, Ys and The Legend of Heroes, Tokyo Xanadu combined action RPG systems with third-person dungeon crawling. With any luck, we’ll see Tokyo Xanadu eX+ come to Steam sometime soon, but in the meantime, it’ll make its appearance on the PS4 on December 8th.