Underground dwelling girl Hisako is aiming for the surface in a zombie infested Tokyo. Hack and slash RPG! Obtain weapons and gear from enemies, and customize your skill tree to create your own unique and powerful a character!
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Release Date:
Jul 11, 2018

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The reason why we have to release the first part of the game is because the plan that we first made has been behind because we're working in small numbers.
That's why it's difficult to test the game balance and the stability of the game on a massive scale.
So, we think that we can make the game better after we receive your feedback.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're planning on releasing this according to the schedule below.

[ in August, 2018]
update 2.0        Add Budokan, Akihabara stages

[ in September, 2018]
update 3.0        Add Shinjuku(ground), Asakusa, Roppongi stages

※The game is finished in update 3.0”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The first part of the game is available in the early version.
We're planning on releasing the full version in high quality within the several months after we check the game balance and fix some bugs in the last half of the game, stages 4,5,6,7 and 8 based on the feedback that we receive from you. ”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“You can play the 1st, 2nd and 3rd stages.
You can also enjoy the game vibes that Hisako,the main character, is surrounded by, and enjoy making your own characters by reinforcing weapons and modifying through the skill tree.
-Kinds of the enemies that appear
Mutant, Slasher, Guardner, total 20
-The number of skills in the skill tree
sword skills, machine gun skills and launcher skills total 32
-Available weapons
Samurai Sword, Assault Rifle ,Missile Pods, total 25
-Available abilities
DodgeSlash, BombMAG, KillStreak , total 62
-The number of achievements you can unlock
25 achievements”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“After the game gets the final update 3.0  around September, 2018, we're going to increase the price of the game.
So, the price of the early version is quite reasonable.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We strongly wish for various opinions and objective ones that we can't come up with alone because we are so small in numbers.
We're going to try to reflect the community feedback on the game as much as we can while making the game.
You can write feedback on our forum.”
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August 12

ver 1.26 released

· When updating the system data, the connected Joicon can not be operated and it is not displayed on the settings screen
· Fixed that canceled confined cursor when reactivate the window
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August 11

ver 1.24 released

· Fixed a bug that opening pose screen and closing it when multiple joysticks are connected makes another joystick setting active
· Fixed bug that enemies no longer appear in forced battle section
· Fixed a bug that save data will not be reloaded when you continue
· Added Sprint function
· Add hard mode
· Implement mini-map display switching
· Other minor fixed

· Adjust push-in sensitivity when selecting UI
· Display loading progress
· Improvement of key assignment processing
· Update savedata format
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About This Game

Zombies conquered the land of Tokyo.
Without hope, in underground shelters, people lived quietly.

Hisako, a girl who grew up underground, heard the word “school” from her grandmother.

School is where children play and learn.  It is a paradise for young people.  The best place to spend their youth.

Hisako dreamed of this “school”, and one day, she was on an underground train heading above ground.  What awaits her? Despair...

Defeat enemies, grow your own character.
Collect items, create your own most powerful weapons!
Hack and Slash X Girl's action

Gear obtain with money or gears, disassemble weapons, collect parts, customize your own weapons, and enhance your abilities.
Mix and match the parts.
Unlimited possibilities to customize your equipment; Attack, Weight, Rare effects...

Gain many skills by advancing the player's level.
Dynamic actions become possible, when various weapon skills are combined. 
Make your own unique character!

Notice the changes in the player, when a certain level of damage is received.
Pay attention to your status, caused by damaged clothes.

Increasing your collection raises your parameters.
Various souvenirs scattered around, people in need of assistance...
Try to collect a variety of items within the game!

Shinjuku, Asakusa, Akihabara and Roppongi...
Save Tokyo's towns that are filled with Zombies. “Here I come! On an underground train!”

Now gigantic monsters rule the ground above.
A monster with a body of steel, Asakusa's Sensoji temple is occupied by thunder gods...
Don't let tough enemies attack you and get in your way!

Various action moves:
Grab onto steel frames, get in and out of your enemies range, clear difficult stages, move on to the next level. 

Main character: Hisako
Grew underground, in despair, while the surface world was controlled by zombies.

Gifted with superior athletic abilities and a strong determination, her mind is unaffected. She faces the reality of the ground above.
Her dreams are: Make many friends, and play in school!
Though, she does not like studying...

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows10, 8, 7
    • Processor: Amd A10-8750
    • Graphics: Radeon R7
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: Windows10, 8, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 500 Series
    • Storage: 6 GB available space

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