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  "Taipei's Akihabara": Explore the vibrant Ximending district with Dusk Diver
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10/09/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

PQube (London, UK) - October 9th, 2019 - Today, developer JFI Games Inc., Justdan International Co. Ltd. and publisher PQube invite you on a virtual tour through Taiwan's most vibrant district and setting of upcoming anime action RPG Dusk Diver: Ximending in the heart of its capital Taipei!

 

Tighten your belt bags, get your cameras ready and mark the following release dates for Dusk Diver on your calender before we hop on the metro:

- October 24th on Steam worldwide

- October 25th on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe

- October 29th on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America

 

Oh, and while we're still here, check out the latest trailer:

https://youtu.be/BoIabI-8BaM

One of the things that makes Dusk Diver such a special action RPG is its setting. While Asia is a common backdrop for games, anime and manga, Dusk Diver introduces players to a less often visited locale: Taiwan and its capital, Taipei!

Let's get started!

First of all, we need to get to where we want to be and fortunately, Taipei has an amazing metro system. Being cheap, reliable and easily understandable for non-chinese speaking visitors, it is no surprise that some of the metro stations became iconic landmarks and rendezvous points - comparable to the importance of Grand Central Station and the likes. Therefore, one of them is the place where the story of Dusk Diver begins: Ximending Station!

Let's actually get something to eat first...!

Sightseeing, window shopping and monster hunting (and probably most things) are less fun with an empty stomach! Luckily, Ximending offers a delicious mix of street food and traditional Taiwanese restaurants and we are about to do the same thing you will in the game before a combat mission: stroll around the district, choose the food place you like best and enjoy a delicious dish to boost your stats!

Let's go shopping!

 

Remember last time you took your brimful suitcase on a trip you knew you wanted to buy stuff and swore you won't forget to leave some space next time? I don't know why, but I forgot again, too. ANYWAY let's check out some of these sweet stores! Be it clothes (XL and up for us towering westeners), souveniers, anime, manga or licensed fan merch you can't get where you live - Ximending has got it all! See a cool piece of clothing for you (or your character in game)? Just walk up and take a closer look!

Let's explore the nightlife!

By day, Ximending is an exciting hotspot for both old and young, but the district shines even brighter after sunset: billboards, claw and gacha machines, bar signs and shops bathe the district in vibrant lights that will draw you in like the anime-plush-loving moth you are. In Dusk Diver however, the bright lights herald danger: Dusk - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - is monster hunting and rooftop platforming time!

 

Prepare yourself accordingly, grab your favourite Guardian and fight against the chaotic dimension that is threatening to invade and swallow beautiful Ximending!

The Dusk Diver Day One Edition features a high quality Art Book packed full of gorgeous visuals, concept art and character profiles. Alongside this, divers will receive 7 character badges featuring the colourful inhabitants of Taipei’s Ximending district! The art book, badges and game are housed in a Day One Edition Box with cover art exclusive to it.

 

The Taiwanese action game releases later this month on:

- October 24th on Steam worldwide

- October 25th on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe

- October 29th on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America

Check out the official Dusk Diver homepage:

https://duskdiver.jfigames.com/index_en.html

For more information and the latest news, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, Instagram and our official website: http://pqube.co.uk/

Assets can be found here:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f4z0413tgdkujq2/AAApRYmfSIAARFQEqlV8aRRBa?dl=0

For all PR inquiries or if you would like to request a review code, please contact: [email protected]

 

Codes are also available via Keymailer: https://www.keymailer.co/g/games/81122 

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About JFI Games Inc.

JFI Games Inc., who stationed its development team in 2017 February, is an emerging game developer in Taiwan, and now has more than 250 employees.

JFI Games is dedicated to developing new and original games, and also has the businesses like games publishing and IP license.Trying to explore players experience, expand the pleasure in gaming, and enhance the ability in developing will make JFI Games to be the one of the best companies in Taiwan game industry. 

 

About Justdan International Co., Ltd.

Justdan is a professional importer, distributor and publisher of games, consoles and periperals. The company was founded in 2005 by three enthusiast gamers who turned their passion for PC and console game into a job. Their goal is to enrichen people’s daily lives with entertainment and Justdan is honored to be an "Official Nintendo distributor" for Taiwan since October 2017.

  

About PQube

PQube is a leading publisher, distributor and service provider for the interactive entertainment industry with a global reach through UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and North and South America from its offices in Letchworth (UK), Bristol (UK), Paris (France), Los Angeles (USA) and Hong Kong.

As a licensed publisher with Sony, Microsoft, Valve, Nintendo and Apple, PQube’s software division publishes and distributes video games for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo Switch, Xbox, iOS, Android, PC and has full coverage across all digital download platforms, establishing a track record of success with major franchises including: Gal*Gun, Chaos;Child, Cat Quest, Valkyrie Drive, White Day, Root Letter, BlazBlue, Guilty Gear, Kotodama, MotoGP, Ride, MXGP, Harvest Moon, Senran Kagura and Steins;Gate.

PQube’s hardware division designs, manufactures and distributes officially licensed consoles and accessories including the brand-new Atari ‘Retro’ range.

We thank all our partners and acknowledge all game names, brands and trademarks as properties of their respective owners. Visit: www.pqube.co.uk/games