Time Travelers (video game)

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Time Travelers
Time Travelers PlayStation Vita.jpg
Japanese box art
Developer(s) Level-5
Publisher(s) Level-5
Director(s) Jirou Ishii
Producer(s) Akihiro Hino
Writer(s) Yukinori Kitajima
Jirou Ishii
Composer(s) Hideki Sakamoto
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable
Genre(s) Playing cinema, adventure, visual novel[2]
Mode(s) Single-player

Time Travelers (タイムトラベラーズ, Taimu Toraberāzu) is a video game "without a genre"[3] developed by Level-5 for the Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable.[4] Initially announced for Nintendo 3DS, Level-5 announced in October 2011 that the game would also be coming to the PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita.[4] A demo of the game was included with the release of Level-5's Nintendo 3DS eShop title, Guild01.[5] The game's mystery-themed narrative was penned by Jirou Ishii, who previously directed Chunsoft's acclaimed 2008 visual novel 428: Shibuya Scramble,[3] as well as the 1987 cyberpunk adventure game Imitation City.[6]


In 2013, a mysterious hole, called "Lost Hole", emerged from the sky, and along with it, came an enormous explosion that devastated the central Tokyo area and claimed the lives of many. Eighteen years later on April 28, 2031, in a newly rebuilt metropolis, a new event is about to occur, one that could change the fate of the world forever.

The game takes place in a rebuilt central Tokyo. Technology has greatly advanced since the event that took place eighteen years ago, evident by the holographic signs that filled the streets. A building called "Space Elevator" can be seen rising from Tokyo Bay, with the height of two thousands meters above the city. This particular building is what powers the city, although exactly how it is able to generate energy is a mystery.


The music for Time Travelers was composed, arranged, and produced by Hideki Sakamoto.[7]


Famitsu gave the game a score of 36 out of 40, including a score of 9 out of 10 from each of the four reviewers.[8]


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  2. ^ "Time Travelers". Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "At Long Last...The First Time Travelers Screenshots [Update: And Video] - Siliconera". Siliconera. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Level-5's Time Travelers Also Due for PlayStation Vita". Andriasang. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Level-5's Guild01 Game's Promo Video Posted". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Gifford, Kevin (November 4, 2009). "Kojima Reflects on Snatcher, Adventure Games: A look back at the wilder days of game development". 1UP.com. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Mauro "Shindeor" Piccillo (February 21, 2014). "Japan Imports#1: Time Travelers - Review". EIR Games. 
  8. ^ "Famitsu Review Scores: Issue 1231". Gematsu. 2014-07-31. Retrieved 2015-09-04. 

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