Rhythm Game “Arcaea” To Launch Digitally on Nintendo Switch in May

A new listing on the Nintendo eShop has revealed that the rhythm game Arcaea will be released digitally on the 18th May 2021 within Europe and North America.

Developed by Lowiro the title was originally released onto iOS and Android devices with its touch-screen input similar to that of VOEZ and MUSYNX. This Nintendo Switch version meanwhile will feature the same type of interaction but refined for traditional button input using the Nintendo Switch joy-cons.

Touch, hold, slide—and, for the first time ever, use the Joy-Con controllers to glide through the world of Arcaea. Feel the rhythm in a vast collection of songs now fully available on Nintendo Switch, and follow the fateful story of the girls lost in its world.

Each awakens without any memories in a barren, pale world of ruined buildings and dry oceans. Only the drifting, glass shard-like memories offer any sense of life in this world… but where will the memories lead them?


* Two play types: traditional touch gameplay joins a new play type that uses the Joy-Con controllers

* Over 150 songs from over 90 different artists in a multitude of electronic genres

* A brand-new song pack, Divided Heart, containing five songs, the new Partner Shirahime, and a new storyline

* Three difficulties for every song, ranging from easier songs for those experiencing rhythm games for the first time all the way to extreme challenges that will make even the most hardcore rhythm game fans sweat

* A completely revamped progression system for unlocking new songs, characters, and stories—all playable offline

* A totally new look for the over 60 chapters in Story Mode, including beautiful new illustrations

As their story unravels, a timeless tale is told once again—

Arcaea will be released on the 18th May 2021 as a digital download from the Nintendo eShop and is available to pre-order for £34.99 / $39.99.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK, but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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