Summon Night 5 Intro Goes 1080p, Gaijinworks Using Twitter to Adjust Game Pricing

Summon Night 5, the forthcoming title from localization studio Gaijinworks, is set to launch sometime this fall. While a hard release date hasn’t been pinned down yet, there has not been any word on it missing its intended release window; so we’re looking at getting the game sometime in the next 6-8 weeks. Ahead of its release though, Gaijinworks is doing a little promoting. For starters, they have released the game’s intro video–with closed captioning for those that just have to know the lyrics to RPG opening montages, no less–for the first time anywhere in full 1080p. It’s a thing of beauty for any JRPG, and can be checked out here.

Secondly, Gaijinworks have also announced that they’re taking to social media to drive down the retail price of the game. In a somewhat obscure, but also really unique and neat move, the studio will being launching a “a crazy promotion that will allow players to actually reduce the retail price of digital copies of the game on PSN by Retweeting, which will also qualify them to win one of five PlayStation TV bundles in a random drawing.” The retweeting numbers and price breakdown ratios are as follows:

  • At 250 Retweets: $33.99
  • At 500 Retweets: $32.99
  • At 1,000 Retweets: $31.99
  • At 2,000 Retweets: $30.99
  • At 4,000 Retweets: $29.99
  • At 5,000 Retweets: $28.99

It’s not terribly surprising to see Gaijinworks taking such a consumer-conscious approach, as their head honcho, Vic Ireland, was well-known in the 90s for making his former studio, Working Designs, an entity that made sure fans who purchased their games were well taken care of. For instance, Working Designs were doing deluxe packaging before deluxe packaging was really even a thing–and it was all for the fans. Of course, this is part of why the company ultimately folded, but that is part of why Working Designs is so fondly remembered: they always put customer needs first, even when it wasn’t necessarily best for their bottom line.

Nevertheless, we will report more on this story as we get further information on the social media campaign and a firm release date.