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Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth brings literary romance to Switch

by: Sean Colleli -
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Aksys games have announced that Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth is now available for Nintendo Switch. The game is a visual novel that explores the exploits of Cardia, a cursed young woman living in a steampunk version of Victorian England. Cardia's body holds a poison that is toxic to anyone who touches her, but that doesn't stop the legendary gentleman thief Arsène Lupin from sweeping her off her feet and into a grand adventure. Along the way she'll meet bishonen-ified versions of numerous period characters, including Van Helsing and an uncomfortably sexy Victor Frankenstein.

The game comes in two SKUS, with the standard edition running for $39.99 and the collector's edition costing $59.99. The extra 20 bucks nets you an acrylic keychain, a 60 page artbook and a soundtrack CD. It's also important to note that the follow-up game, Code Realize: Future Blessings arrives on Switch April 1st.

Code Realize got its start on the PS Vita back in 2014 and while It's not exactly my cup of tea, I'm glad it's getting another shot at an audience on Switch. I have a number of friends who would frankly find this game's mix of mechanics and subject matter to be habit forming.

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Now Available on Nintendo Switch™
Torrance, Calif.—February 6, 2020—Aksys Games announced today that the popular steampunk interactive fiction game Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ is now available for Nintendo Switch™ in both Standard and Collector’s Editions. Developed by Idea Factory, the Code: Realize games let players explore the story of Cardia and her adventures in a steampunk version of Victorian England, where she encounters a cast of intriguing gentlemen based on characters from history and literature.

Filled with a bouquet of premium items to set any fan’s heart aflutter, the Collector’s Edition includes the Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ game, an acrylic keychain featuring beloved characters from the game, and, for the first time in a Code: Realize release, a 60-page art book and a soundtrack CD. The Collector’s Edition is priced at $59.99, and the Standard Edition is $39.99.
About the Code: Realize Universe
The story begins with the main character, Cardia, isolated and alone in a mansion on the outskirts of a 19th century steampunk version of London. A victim of a mysterious affliction that makes her blood a virulent poison and her touch instantly lethal, Cardia is shunned as a monster. Through a number of events both grand and seemingly insignificant, Cardia is pursued by the Royal Guard, kidnapped by the gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, and joined by myriad other handsome figures out of the best of western literature. With her new-found friends (and suitors) Cardia ventures out in the world to unravel the mysteries surrounding her very existence.
Follow more of Cardia’s adventures in ~Future Blessings~, coming to Nintendo Switch™ in April. A special Day 1 Edition of the game will feature an exclusive set of 4”x6” character cards and a 2.5” keychain of Sisi, the adorable corgi. A Standard Edition is also available.

The Code: Realize games have been rated "T" for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). For more information, visit coderealize.us.

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About Aksys Games
Founded in 2006 in Torrance, California, Aksys Games Localization, Inc. is a visionary video game publisher committed to publishing unique and high-quality interactive content for all current-generation platforms. Its lineup of games includes the critically acclaimed Zero Escape series (Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Virtue’s Last Reward, Zero Time Dilemma), Little Dragons Café, as well as the wildly successful BlazBlue, Under Night In-Birth, and Guilty Gear franchises. More information about Aksys Games and its unique products can be found on the company’s website, www.aksysgames.com.