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30-hour JRPG Path of the Midnight Sun gets a Release Date

Written by Marcello TBL

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Path of the Midnight Sun

The visual novel JRPG adventure Path of the Midnight Sun developed by Studio Daimon is getting a release date. In this RPG players take control of 3 charismatic characters inside a world filled with betrayals, romances, and dark monsters giving a 30-hour experience. Path of the Midnight Sun is a Pc game expected to be released on January 10th, 2023 via Steam.

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Developer Studio Daimon is excited to announce that the highly anticipated turn-based RPG Path of the Midnight Sun will release January 10th 2022. This unique adventure takes players on a 30-hour journey through a mysterious fantasy world, where survival relies on the relationships built outside of combat. 

Path of the Midnight Sun is an JRPG-inspired tale that follows the story of three unique playable protagonists in a world under threat from an ancient Demon King. Once vigilant in its eternal battle, the kingdom’s shared complacency provides the ancient king the perfect opportunity to possess a key figure. 

Relationships and communication are just as important as battle in Path of the Midnight Sun. Players must cook, craft and care for companions, managing their mental state through communication. Neglect those companions and players may find themselves at a disadvantage during the game’s many tactical battles. Build a close enough connection, and players will have the option to choose their soulmate. 

Initially conceived as ‘Midnight Sun’, a mod for Fire Emblem, its popularity inspired creator Alfred Kamon to pivot the project into a standalone release. In 2019, Kamon launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of Path of the Midnight Sun, successfully raising over £30,000 to make the game a reality.

Everything players see in Path of the Midnight Sun is hand-drawn, and animated using Live2D, creating a world that feels colourful and alive. This unique visual direction is backed up by a cast of professional voice actors who have lent their voices to over 50 in-game characters, alongside over three hours of orchestrated original music. 

Alfred Kaman, lead developer for Path of the Midnight Sun, said: “As a psychologist and game designer, my goal was to create a world full of characters that felt compelling and realistic. In Path of the Midnight Sun there is a time for laughter, one for tragedy, and one for self-reflection and rebirth. In a way, I like to see it as a deep and modern take on the classic anime-fantasy story, and I hope players enjoy every moment of it.

Path of the Midnight Sun will be available globally from January 10th on Steam, priced $24.99 / €24.99 / £22.99.

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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.

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