inKONBINI: One Store. Many Stories Announced for Consoles and PC

    Centered around a 90s konbini in Japan.

    Nagai Industries have announced inKONBINI: One Store. Many Stories, a new slice-of-life narrative-driven simulation game centered around an early 1990s convenience store (konbini in Japanese). The game will release in early 2025 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. 

    Here’s an overview of the new title, via the newly launched Steam page

    Discover joy and wonder hidden behind the daily routine of a konbini worker, engage in meaningful conversations with a diverse cast of characters, and see how their stories intertwine in a beautifully-rendered early 1990s.

    inKONBINI: One Store. Many Stories is a meditative third-person single-player experience that puts you in the shoes of Makoto Hayakawa, a college student taking a break from her studies to help her aunt at the small and cozy convenience store.

    Over the course of the game, you’re going to establish your own ways of managing the store and see how your day-to-day decisions affect the lives of your customers.

    You will learn their buying habits and develop a unique approach to each one of them in order to make their experience at the store smooth and pleasant.

    Key Features

    • A relaxing, narrative-driven experience focused on character stories and dialogue interaction;
    • A diverse cast of characters with their own distinct personalities, buying habits, and little quirks that make each encounter memorable;
    • A variety of accessible mini-games, carefully recreating a store clerk’s daily routine (restock products, make phone calls, scan goods, and checkout your customers);
    • An authentic, beautifully-rendered konbini with a nostalgic feel of the early 1990s;
    • A branching storyline with multiple dialogue options, offering deep conversational experience;
    • An ASMR sound designed to compliment your playtime with sensations of calm and solace.

    Announcement Trailer

    Required Specifications (PC)

    • Minimum
      • OS: Windows 10 (64 bit)
      • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570 / AMD FX-8350
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 760 / Radeon HD 7950 (2GB VRAM)
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 9 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: Based on Low graphics settings. Dedicated GPU required.
    • Maximum
      • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
      • Processor: Intel Core i5-7600 / Ryzen 5 1600
      • Memory: 16 GB RAM
      • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 970 / Radeon R9 390 (4GB VRAM)
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 9 GB available space
      • Additional Notes: Based on High/Ultra graphics settings. Dedicated GPU required, SSD recommended.
    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]

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