The Longest Five Minutes is coming to Switch in February


Bandai Namco Entertainment announced today that The Longest Five Minutes will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the West in 2018. 

Originally released for the PlayStation Vita in 2016, The Longest Five Minutes follows the story of a ridiculously named character Flash Back as he fights to regain his memories. The charming 8-bit style RPG has the player exploring lost memories in the midst of a battle with the Demon King to remember important skills.

It’s currently scheduled to launch on the 16th of February in North America and Europe, and a week later on the 23rd of February in Australia and New Zealand. You can read the full description below, or skip past it to watch the trailer.

About the Game
Originally developed by Nippon Ichi Software and SYUPRO-DX and out for the PS Vita in Japan, The Longest Five Minutes will take you inside the mind of a hero during his final encounter with an epic and evil Overlord. As the story unfolds, the conversations you have with your party and the Overlord will unlock memories of the hero’s journey. Each memory plays out in classic 8-bit RPG style, and the outcome of those memories will lead to the strengthening or weakening of your party in their final battle.

About the Story
Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Demon King himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure.

His finishing moves, the name of his hometown, and even the reason he’s trying to defeat the Demon King in the first place, are all gone. Our hero feels as though he’s letting his allies down…

In the midst of battle, his allies‚Äô words and the Demon King’s taunts trigger flashbacks, bringing his memories back piece by piece. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it’s too late, but the Demon King stands before him, his power unyielding!

What will happen in The Longest Five Minutes!?


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