Flipping from top-down strolling to side-scrolling, Journey Record is a new action RPG from developer Kochi Create. Publisher PLAYISM revealed plans to launch the perspective-switching game on Steam in 2024. You can see how Crystals change your perception of the world in the announcement trailer below.
In Journey Record, a young girl who lost her vision can see thanks to her cat companion and its Magic Eye Camera. Seeing through the camera’s lens and using Crystals allows the girl to change the perspective of the world and uncover the secrets within it. In the vein of games like Fez, switching views is the key to solving puzzles and progressing.
As the trailer showcases, Journey Record isn’t just about puzzles. Combat puts the action in action RPG, as our heroine uses her trusty broom to swat enemies into oblivion. It looks like there are some larger beasts to watch out for, too, including some kind of funky elephant and an imposing dragon. Like the rest of the game, switching the perspective can often give you the upper hand in these battles.
PLAYISM after Journey Record
The reveal of Journey Record came along with a handful of publishing announcements from PLAYISM today. Petit Depotto’s single-player werewolf game GNOSIA is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on December 14, 2023. Lizardry’s adventure game Refind Self: The Personality Test Game is on the way to Steam, iOS, and Android this November. SHIZU KANO UMI’s roguelite Invitation from the Detective Grim Reaper is also on the way, as is Touhou Luna Nights. Look for the Touhou effort from Team Ladybug (Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth) to hit PlayStation 4 and 5 on January 25, 2024.
We’ll have to wait for more on the official release date for Journey Record. In the meantime, PLAYISM will be holding a playtest survey at its Tokyo Game Show 2023 booth later this month.
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