New Adventure Game Starts You Off At The Final Boss Of An RPG

The scene: Your RPG hero is standing before the evil Overlord, the final boss of the game. As they start to battle, your hero suddenly forgets everything—why he’s fighting, who his friends are, and what he’s doing there in the first place.

That’s the premise of The Longest 5 Minutes, a Japanese game published by NIS America that’ll be out next year for PC and Vita. It’s an adventure game that takes you into your hero’s mind, where you can relive his journey and try to piece together his memories in the middle of this final boss battle. There’s a teaser trailer above. Looks fantastic - I’m all in.

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NIS has used a similar premise before in the form of Unlosing Ranger vs Darkdeath Evilman. You start at the final boss then work your way through becoming strong enough to beat him.