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    Library of Ruina Gameplay Footage Highlights Japanese Voice-Overs

    Next trailer arriving on February 16.

    Arc System Works and Project Moon released new gameplay footage for the upcoming console release of  “library battle simulation” game Library of Ruina, which will feature Japanese voice-overs. The console version will launch first on April 25 in Japan and South Korea for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

    Library of Ruina exited its early access phase on August 10, 2021 for Xbox One and PC via Steam. After its launch, the game accrued well over 22,000 “Very Positive” reviews on Steam. This past January, Arc System Works confirmed the game would come to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. 

    Library of Ruina Gameplay Trailer Focuses on Dialogue

    The new “Visit” gameplay footage shows a portion of the opening prologue scene from Library of Ruina with Japanese voice-overs. The game is fully voiced with an incredible Japanese voice cast, including Ikumi Hasegawa and Shunsuke Takeuchi as Angela and Roland respectively. On February 16, Arc System Works will release a second gameplay video titled “Reception,” which highlights the game’s combat system and unique mechanics. Moreover, Arc System Works confirms the digital soundtrack and 600-page artbook will be available in the game alongside developer commentary. 

    Watch the new trailer below.

    Library of Ruina will be available for $39.99 worldwide this spring for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, with the Japanese and Korean versions launching first on April 25. The game will support Japanese and Korean voice overs with English, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese text. A physical edition will be sold in the west, and fans may now visit the game’s newly launched website

    Lastly, here’s an overview of the game from Steam

    [Introduction to the Game]

    “May you find your book in this place.”

    Become the owner of the Library and receive your guests.

    Your librarians will fight for the Library.
    Combat between the guests and the librarians breaks out as if it were on a stage.
    Defeated guests turn into books, and the Library grows onward.

    A good book will allow you to invite new guests with greater secrets.
    Amass a collection of books and explore the secrets of the City.

    And eventually, get your hands on…
    The one singular, perfect book.

    [A Library Battle Simulation]

    Library of Ruina is a game that uses the concept of a “Library Battle Simulation”.
    You will invite guests to the Library and engage in combat with them to gain ‘Books’ with their stories.

    Battles are played with the ‘Librarians’ and the ‘Guests’ using cards and dice.
    You can plan against the guests’ moves by looking at the cards they will use and select the most optimal card to oppose them.

    When combat begins, how the dice from your chosen card fall will determine victory or defeat in the struggle.
    However, the outcome of the dice is not simply determined by pure luck.
    Certain effects and variables will shift the outcome of the dice for and against your favor.

    Be sure to carefully choose which cards you utilize to win the battle with your guests.
    Behold the outcome of your choices and how luck unfolds as your librarians and guests skirmish.
    You can go through an exhilarating experience, putting it all on the line with thrills just like betting.

    [Conflicts that Build Emotion]

    Confrontation in the Library is not just about killing your enemies, it is about heightening emotions.
    The emotions of the librarians and guests rise as the battle progresses, and as it grows fiercer and comes to a head, they will surge.

    Depending on your librarian’s feelings, positive outcomes or powerful effects with penalties can occur.
    In addition, as the emotional tension of the guests grows, the difficulty of combat increases, yet at the same time, rarer books can be acquired.
    Furthermore, dialogue can appear depending on the situation of the battle and will make one’s viewing experience of the match unfolding even more enjoyable.

    [Books Can Be Anything]

    A guest who dies in the Library will turn into a book.
    These books can be a librarian’s body, materials to grow the Library, or new cards for battle.
    You can also use books as the parts of an invitation to bring forth another guest.

    Invite different guests to acquire various books, then utilize them accordingly.
    How you make use of your collection to grow the Library is up to you.

    [The Story of the City and the Library]

    In Library of Ruina, you will be witness to the stories of Angela, the Sephirot, and Roland following the ending of Lobotomy Corporation.
    You will also watch various events occurring around the huge city in which the Library is located.

    Accumulate books to grow your Library and librarians, and invite more powerful guests to gain better books.
    From lowly canards to urban legends and beyond…
    Throughout the game, you will gradually become familiar with the story of the City.

    May you find your book in this place…

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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