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Kowloon High School Chronicle Opens its Doors This May

Kowloon Highschool Chronicle

Kowloon High School Chronicle, remaster of a Japanese-only PS2 dungeon crawler, will arrive on the Nintendo Switch this May.

Kowloon High School is, however, no ordinary school, as you might have guessed from the fact that there are dungeons to crawl. It casts you Kuro Habaki, a treasure hunter who, as a member of a group of similarly-minded treasure-seekers, is hunting down hidden relics.

The snag is that, apart from just messing around in the dungeons, murdering monsters in the name of wealth, you’ve also got to maintain a life above ground, where you masquerade as a school student. We’re not sure how old your protagonist actually is, so forging “complex relationships” with school-aged kids could be a little suspect. We guess Habaki figures the fortune to be made from finding these relics outweighs the risks of a visit from Chris Hansen.

The game was originally released in 2004 but this is the first time it’s received a western release. Aside from the regular edition of the game you can purchase a special edition, with a pair of acrylic standees and a box featuring the Japanese PS2 art. Kowloon High School Chronicle will hit the Nintendo Switch this May 21st.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.