Today Developer Mikage released a brand new trailer of its upcoming JRPG Criminal Girls X, also known as Escape from Asura in the west.
The trailer showcases some of the heroines we’ll meet in the game and the “Reminiscence Mode,” which allows us to unlock the memories of said heroines as the story progresses, aiming toward their redemption.
Incidentally, while the game is releasing in Japan for Android on October 8 and iOS and PC on November 17, we already know that it’s coming to the west with the title Escape from Asura for PS4 and Nintendo Switch, localized by Aksys.
Interestingly, a few months ago, Mikage mentioned that it would come west for PS5 and PC as well, but the official western announcement did not include these platforms.
At the moment, we don’t have any information about what will be changed for the console version. That being said, you can watch the trailer below.
If you want to see more, you can also enjoy a previous trailer focusing on the story.
If you’re unfamiliar with the project, a while ago Mikage launched a crowdfunding campaign to revive Nippon Ichi Software’s JRPG franchise Criminal Girls.
Hosted on the local platform Campfire, the campaign started with a 6,000,000 yen goal, which translates into roughly $55,400. After the end of the campaign, pledges summed up to 15,767,532 yen (approximately translating into $145,700) which is over 2.5 times the initial goal.
The aim of the campaign was to provide a “console-like” experience that players will be able to enjoy forever, even after the service for the free-to-play version has been shut down. Those who pledged for the game will receive a full version unaffected by the free-to-play business model.