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16th March 2022

Experience A Visual Novel Of Love & Pixels In Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers, Releasing May 27th, 2022!

PQube and Fiction Factory Games are excited to announce that visual novel ‘Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers‘ will be released May 27th, 2022 on Steam, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch! We also have a brand new character trailer to share, featuring a few of the diverse characters you’ll meet in your journey! 

  • Find love, friendship and esports glory in an 80s inspired, synth drenched, alternative vision of the future where arcades never died! 
  • Standalone sequel to the critically acclaimed visual novel Arcade Spirits, launched in 2019
  • Incredible voice actor cast  including Sungwon Cho (ProZD), Fryda Wolff and many more!
  • Date anyone regardless of pronouns, or focus entirely on building friendships
  • Import your decisions from Arcade Spirits and reshape the world based on your choices!
  • Design your own character and rival using a massively expanded character creator

New Character Trailer!

Get to know the diverse cast of ‘Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers‘ in our brand new character trailer! Featuring – 

Domino – A shy individual who struggles to form real attachments. While he may sometimes have a bleak outlook on life he will do anything for his friends.

Grace – A genius in her own right, she helped develop several pieces of innovative technology but prefers the life of an indie game developer.

Jynx – Don’t let the icy stare scare you away. Jynx can come across as intimidating but in reality, she’s just pragmatic while showing a fierce loyalty to those close to her and their needs.

Locksley – The thief with a heart of gold. As his namesake suggests, Locksley loves nothing more than helping those in need whilst attempting to bring down big corporations.

Rhapsody – Knows everything there is to know about strategy. They are an expert in all things Fist of Discomfort related and a top-notch shoutcaster to top it off!

Zapper – To say that she is passionate would be an understatement. Zapper is highly competitive and likes to do everything at 110%

Demo Available Now!

In Arcade Spirits: The New Challengers, enter an alternate timeline where arcades never went away! As an aspiring gamer, search for glory on the Fist of Discomfort 2 Pro Tour and find a partner to play with. Rally the team, learn about who they are, defeat your rivals, build relationships and uncover an arcade conspiracy on your journey to the top!  

Download the demo now on Steam to get a feel for the game, and hear our incredible voice cast for the first time!


Team up with a partner and take on rivals as you make your way up the world rankings. Perform attack, defend, and special actions to counter your opponents moves. Gain bonus points for picking actions which match your personality.

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