En Masse Entertainment, the publisher of MMO TERA, has announced they will be bringing episodic anime action role playing game Closers to North America and Europe this Fall. The online beat ’em up is an update on the classic side-scrolling arcade genre about psychic teens saving the world. Watch the trailer below.
Developed by Naddic Games, Closers is set in the futuristic city of New Seoul where aliens from another dimension have begun invading through mysterious portals popping up around town. To deal with this interdimensional threat, an organization called UNION has been formed by the world government. Within UNION is an experimental team of teenagers with elite psychic abilities called the Black Lambs.
Players will assume the role of one of five of these psychic team members. You can choose between combat genius Seha, responsible leader Sylvi, martial artist Yuri, supportive young Misteltein or the veteran J. Each character has their own personality and play style, providing a different experience for each as they balance high school and everyday life with their important and challenging UNION duties as part of the Black Lambs.
Depending on their character, players will navigate the stories branching narrative as they fight to save civilization from this interdimensional menace. Along the way, characters will upgrade their weapons and skills. They can also unlock powerful new abilities and add useful equipment to your headquarters the more you play. The story will be told over several seasons with beat ‘em up style classic arcade combat against imposing monsters.
Closers begins a closed Alpha testing in September followed by Beta tests later in the Fall. You can register for the closed Alpha at the official website here. Soon North American and European gamers will be able to play the episodic anime action beat ‘em up role playing game.