Romantic Comedy VN ‘Arcade Spirits’ Makes The Jump From PC to Consoles

Now available digitally, a retail version of Arcade Spirits will haunt consoles on May 22

Following its release on PC last year, Arcade Spirits is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Developed by Fiction Factory Games, Arcade Spirits is a romantic comedy visual novel. The game takes place in the year 20XX, where the video game industry crash of 1983 never happened. Players assume the role of someone who, after losing their job, tries to start anew at the popular arcade, Funplex, where they’ll build relationships with a variety of colorful personalities and customers. And maybe, if they’re lucky, find love along the way.

Check out the game’s launch trailer below:

A physical edition of Arcade Spirits is available now in Europe and will be making its way to North American retailers on May 22.

Kenny scored the game a 3.5 out of 5 in his review last year saying, “Arcade Spirits is far from being a traditional visual novel, but that doesn’t make it a bad one. While I’m doubtful that it will have the same reach as many of its Eastern-themed counterparts, I still see the potential for it to draw people in. And, between its unique premise, down-to-earth approach, and novel mechanics, those very same people are likely to walk away satisfied.”

You can find Kenny’s full Arcade Spirits review here.

So, will you be stealing hearts and chasing scores in this arcade-themed VN? Sound off in the comments and let us know.


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