A remastered version of Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki, Atlus’ 2004-released adventure / simulation game developed by the now-defunct Shout! Design Works, may be planned for release in 2019 in Japan. The game’s director, Shuuhou Imai, hinted at the announcement in a Facebook post today.
Here is the snippet:
On September 16, Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki celebrated its 14th anniversary. To all the fans who have loved and supported the game, I long-press “Love.” (Editor’s Note: This is a reference to the game’s emotion input system.)
Finally, since it’s the 14th anniversary, I thought about giving some sort of present to the fans, but I couldn’t think of anything at all…
If anything, the most I could say is something like, “Right now you can only play Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki on PS2, as there isn’t even a [PlayStation Network] archive [version], but perhaps next year you’ll be able to play a remaster? Maybe on S and P?” Unfortunately, that’s about it.
It’s not under my management so I can’t speak in detail, but look forward to an official announcement in the near future.
“S and P” seemingly suggest Switch and PlayStation 4. And with an official announcement supposedly coming soon, it is possible it will happen in Weekly Famitsu or at Tokyo Game Show 2018 this week.
An updated version of Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki called Kowloon Youma Gakuen Ki re:charge was released in 2006 in Japan. Visit an archived version of the original game’s official Japanese website here and of the re:charge website here.