Archetype Arcadia arrives on Switch today

A dark sci-fi visual novel

24 October 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 1

PQube are happy to announce that new dark sci-fi visual novel ‘Archetype Arcadia’ is coming to Switch today!

A deadly disease has wiped out most of humanity causing nightmares, manic episodes, and eventually death. Take on the role of Rust, an older brother and one of the few remaining humans that must step into a VR-world where the answers to the missing populace and the disease that caused it, seem to lie.

A Dark Sci-Fi Story - Take on the role of a brother desperate to save his sister afflicted with a deadly disease, across eight nail-biting chapters.

​​Vibrant Artwork - Step into a post-apocalyptic world brought to life with striking artwork that makes the experience truly immersive.

Experience the Story Through Different Lenses - See the story’s events unfold through different peoples perspectives. Piece together different parts of the bigger picture. Is our main character a reliable narrator, or can he too be mistaken?

Powerful Memories - Memories become powerful weapons in this Virtual World. Experience tragic and moving moments of the past in order to battle onwards.

Gruesome Boss Battles - Bosses hold special memory cards which pave a path to Rust’s answers, but their overwhelming power may prove challenging to defeat!

Key Choices - There are many options to choose from, each leading to different outcomes, but beware of the Bad Endings!

‘Archetype Arcadia’ is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch on October 24th, 2023!

‘Archetype Arcadia’ is a dynamic visual novel set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mysterious disease called ‘Original Sindrome’ plagues its victims. The story revolves around the protagonist, Rust, and his sister Kristin, as they enter the game Archetype Arcadia in search of a cure for the disease. Those affected by ‘Original Sindrome’ suffer from insanity, sensory illusions, and uncontrollable urges.


Survival is the ultimate goal for everyone, and the game Archetype Arcadia offers a unique solution. By wearing the game device, players can utilize powerful memories and corresponding avatars to fight within Archetype Arcadia against the blight. While this virtual existence prolongs life, it also carries severe consequences.

Dark and unexpected events can occur within the game world that affects the world outside of it. Do your best to avoid adding to the worlds despair but making the right choices.​


Shrouded in mystery and false hope, ‘Archetype Arcadia’ blends elements of joy, pain, and betrayal in a dark and compelling narrative that will have you glued to your screen.

See scenarios through different perspectives to understand what others are going through, and jump into flashbacks and see the past as it was before the ‘Original Sindrome’ took hold. Use these happier memories to fight against the darkness and try to save Kristin.


Experience exciting scenes with bold art that captures the vital moments in the story. Through bold and moving imagery, experience the emotions of the characters, and truly step into the world to battle alongside them. Fight terrifying monsters upfront, and witness moving friendships unfold before your eyes.

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8M ago

I completely forgot about that one.
...and it's only available via in europe? Why...?