Screenshot from Tokyo Xanadu

Tokyo Xanadu eX+, the best JRPG you’ve probably never played, lands on Switch in June

Don't miss it this time.

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Originally released back in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Tokyo Xanadu eX+ was a JRPG that was unfairly overlooked… including by me. Looking back at my review, I scored it 3.5/5, but in hindsight I was probably unfair to it, as the game has stuck with me much more than that.

It’s interesting, because it’s a “Persona clone” in many ways with the way it handles the daily life of its protagonists (albeit with an action combat system that diverges from the Persona formula). I initially under-scored my review of Persona 4 Golden too, given that it has since become one of my top three games of all time.

Anyhow, I digress. The news here is that Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is going to land on the Nintendo Switch in the west in June, thanks to publisher, Aksys. As an added bonus, collectors can grab a four-CD album with all 88 pieces of music in the game.

That’ll give me a chance to replay it and see if I do think it’s a better game than my original assessment.

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Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

  • To my shame, I bought a copy of this on launch and it’s still in the shrink-wrap. One day. Perhaps sooner rather than later. 🙂

  • In film criticism they say you can never watch the same movie twice. At a second viewing you notice different things, you may be a different person from the last time you’ve watched it, and innumerable things may be different in the way you watched it.

    I never played this game, but I loved Xanadu next, so I’ve always wondered. I doubt I’ll make the time to play it this year, but I’m glad to know reviews might have been a tad unkind.

    Then again, if the issue was the proximity with persona 4… And Persona 3 reload just came out… Falcom might just be unlucky.

    • Haha, the best example of that was my thoughts on Kojima’s games. I really couldn’t stand Metal Gear Solid as a youngster, but then I played Death Stranding. Curious, I went back to the MGS games and better realised what Kojima was aiming for and now I love them.

  • I found it quite underwhelming on Vita. It was fine, but the story and characters just really didn’t grip me. Combat was fun though

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