Operation Backlog Completion 2024
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Several announcements have come from GDC 2018, and one that caught my eye was Spike Chunsoft’s news that 428: Shibuya Scramble will be out in the west this summer.

428: Shibuya Scramble is a visual novel adventure game that first came out in Japan in 2008, on the Wii. It was later ported to the PS3 and PSP, and eventually mobile devices.

Now it’s coming to the PS4 and PC, and that version is finally being localized.

The game features five protagonists, 90 endings based on the choices you make, and a combination of different media types (text, videos, and live action stills).

It’s a mystery, and it sounds like the characters’ stories interact with one another in interesting ways.

I wasn’t familiar with this game before, although I think I heard the title when localization was first announced (or hinted at?) last year, but now I’m interested in seeing what it’s like.

Spike Chunsoft also announced PixelJunk Monsters 2 (PS4, Switch, and Steam), localization of Steins;Gate Elite (PS4, Switch, and PC), localization of Zanki Zero: Last Beginning (PS4 and PC), and the PS4 version of Fire Pro Wrestling World.

(Zanki Zero is coming to the Vita in Japan according to its original announcement, but it looks like that version won’t be coming west.)

Are you interested in 428: Shibuya Scramble or any of the others? Have you been enjoying GDC? Should I cover other game events like I do E3? Let me know in the comments!

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