The World Next Door is a video game from VIZ Media! That’s right, it was announced a while back that the manga publisher had teamed with Rose City Games and would begin to create video games with The World Next Door being their first title! 

The World Next Door will be available for Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam on March 28 for $14.99. There will be a premium version of the game for $19.99 that will also come with the game’s soundtrack. In addition to Switch and Steam, the game will able to be purchased from The Humble Store, Itch.io, and GOG.com.

VIZ Media describes the game as follows:

THE WORLD NEXT DOOR follows Jun, a rebellious teen, who finds herself trapped in the parallel world inhabited by magical beings. Combining the emotional storytelling and thrilling action of anime and indie gaming, THE WORLD NEXT DOOR delivers a rich narrative and fast-paced, real-time puzzle battles in a universe where portals connect two planes – the human realm of Earth and the magical world of Emrys. Players must activate runes to cast colorful spells and defeat mysterious enemies known as Grievances and help Jun uncover the secrets to opening a portal back to Earth before time runs out. Charming branching dialogue offers players the freedom to choose among various responses to impact the game’s course and outcome.

An official trailer for the game was also released which you can view below:

Stay up to date with The World Next Door at viz.com/the-world-next-door and on Twitter at @worldnextdoor.

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Josh Piedra

Josh (or J.J. as some have come to call him), is a long-time geek culture enthusiast with a deep passion for anime, manga and Japanese culture. Josh also has a Bachelor of Arts in Game Design and is a creative writer who has created original content for over 20 years! He is also the author of the original English light novel Final Hope.