Update: added trailer.
Cosen have announced their latest game for the Nintendo Switch: Lyrica 2: Stars Align, a “sequel” to Lyrica (rhythm game inspired by Chinese-poetry). It will be released on October 7th in Japan for 2 400 Yen via the Nintendo eShop.
On the same day, Cosen will release Lyrica & Lyrica 2: Stars Align, a bundle including both games. It will be available via the Nintendo eShop, but also at retail with two editions available:
- Regular (retail, digital): 4 840 Yen
- Limited Edition (retail): 9 680 Yen
Both Lyrica 2: Stars Align and the Lyrica & Lyrica 2: Stars Align bundle will offer an English language option (which implies a western release of Lyrica 2: Stars Align is in the works).
Here’s some pictures:
And here’s a trailer for the bundle:
And in case you’re not familiar with Lyrica, here’s a trailer, some details, and some screenshots for the first game:
This is a game that allows players to enjoy musical pieces that are fusions of the classical Chinese poetry of Li Bai and Du Fu with modern music such as rock, ballad, and jazz.
There are three modes, Story, in which the stories of modern and ancient China are intertwined, Songs, in which players can freely play pieces, and Challenge, in which players take on the challenge of clearing difficult requirements.
By achieving Achievements, additional components will be unlocked.
The musical pieces that can be chosen from will increase by clearing various requirements.
There are a total of 57 pieces that can be played. Other than pieces based on Chinese poetry, pieces inspired by the music of the indigenous people of Taiwan and Japanese pieces are also available, and the content also allows more people to become familiar with ancient Chinese literature as an entry to learning about it.
A young man who dreams of succeeding in life through music suddenly slips through time and space into ancient China and meets a mysterious poet.
Please enjoy the story that is intertwined with the historical anecdotes and classic masterpieces of famous poets.
Lyrica 2: Stars Align (Switch – eShop) and Lyrica & Lyrica 2: Stars Align (Switch) come out on October 7th in Japan.