With publisher Atlus taking over city screens worldwide to announce the release date of the definitive edition of Persona 5, now known as Persona 5 Royal, on March 31st, 2020, the hype for Persona 5 has reached a fever pitch. Now those waiting eagerly for the release of the newest Persona title can scratch that itch early with mobile game Another Eden.
For those unfamiliar with Another Eden, it’s a free-to-play mobile game created by Masato Kato and Yasunori Mitsuda of Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross fame. While the idea of a free-to-play RPG might have turned some fans away, the game itself has garnered a loyal fanbase in Japan for the last two years and has gained a rapidly growing international fanbase since the game’s global release in January 2019.
The game’s plot revolves around a young man named Aldo, who initially sets out to rescue his sister Feinne from the Demon King. However, when a hole opens in space-time, Aldo is knocked off course… by 800 years. Now Aldo must traverse time and space in order to not only rescue his sister but to gain allies and assist with the breaks in space-time along the way.
Though the plot’s generic, the real fun in the game comes from how self-aware both Aldo and his allies are, especially about the wackiness that brings them all together in the first place. Each character also has their own set of side stories that help flesh them out more as characters. Another Eden also contains the RPG staples of crafting, fishing, and dungeons. It combines them with the mobile game staple of special events. Each special event is its own full side-story, with special characters and items to collect. Unlike other mobile games, Another Eden’s special events aren’t time-sensitive, which lets players move through the game at their own pace.
In the event trailer below, it looks as if Joker and the Phantom Thieves are brought through space-time to assist Aldo and friends with a foe with a flair for theatrics.
The Another Eden development team recently announced on social media that the crossover event would, in fact, be available to both the Japanese and Global versions of the game on December 12th.
This is great for both lovers of mobile games and Another Eden, as most games with crossover events tend to be limited to the Japanese version of the game. I’m sure everyone who’s up to date with their playthrough of the game will love this event. As for me, I’ve got a lot to catch up on before I can play this event in person. Wish me luck!