The Longest Five Minutes Arrives For The Nintendo Switch On February 13

The unique JRPG, The Longest Five Minutes, is coming to the Nintendo Switch on February 13, 2018. You play a hero who has (gasp!) lost his memory while fighting the final boss of the game. You will have to discover how you got to where you are and recover your memories if you hope to survive the Overlord’s wrath.



NIS America is very happy to announce that The Longest Five Minutes will be arriving to North America in February 13, 2018 and Europe in February 16, 2018 for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation ® Vita. The Steam® version of the game will be available globally on February 13, 2018.

About the Game:

Originally developed by Nippon Ichi Software and SYUPRO – DX and releasing today for the PS Vita in Japan, The Longest Five Minutes will take you inside the mind of a hero during his final encounter with an epic and evil Overlord. As the story unfolds, the conversations you have with your party and the Overlord will unlock memories of the hero’s journey. Each memory plays out in classic 8 – bit RPG style, and the outcome of those memories will lead to the strengthening or weakening of your party in their final battle.

About the Story: Our hero faces the origin of all evil, the Overlord himself, but suddenly loses all memories of his adventure.

His finishing moves, the name of his hometown, and even the reason he’s trying to defeat the Overlord in the first place, all gone. Our hero feels as though he’s letting his allies down…

In the midst of battle, his allies’ words and the Overlord’s taunting triggers flashbacks, bringing his memories back piece by piece. Our hero tries to regain his priceless memories before it’s too late, but the Overlord stands before him, his power unyielding!

What can happen in The Longest Five Minutes !?

Key Features: Who am I ? – Relive your memories and journey with your friends through a nostalgic RPG world !

Reexperience Your Past ! – Remember your signature move? Know that spell? Flashback has a unique power: Reexperience ! Gain reexperience points the more memories you visit. Now, face the Demon King!

Let’s Take a Break ! – Choose from three mini – games: Super Chain Reaction, Haunted Run, or Slot Machine to get more reexperience points !


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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