First of all, we need to get to where we want to be and fortunately, Taipei has an amazing metro system. Being cheap, reliable and easily understandable for non-chinese speaking visitors, it is no surprise that some of the metro stations became iconic landmarks and rendezvous points – comparable to the importance of Grand Central Station and the likes. Therefore, one of them is the place where the story of Dusk Diver begins: Ximending Station!
Sightseeing, window shopping and monster hunting (and probably most things) are less fun with an empty stomach! Luckily, Ximending offers a delicious mix of street food and traditional Taiwanese restaurants and we are about to do the same thing you will in the game before a combat mission: stroll around the district, choose the food place you like best and enjoy a delicious dish to boost your stats!
Remember last time you took your brimful suitcase on a trip you knew you wanted to buy stuff and swore you won’t forget to leave some space next time? I don’t know why, but I forgot again, too. ANYWAY let’s check out some of these sweet stores! Be it clothes (XL and up for us towering westeners), souveniers, anime, manga or licensed fan merch you can’t get where you live – Ximending has got it all! See a cool piece of clothing for you (or your character in game)? Just walk up and take a closer look!
By day, Ximending is an exciting hotspot for both old and young, but the district shines even brighter after sunset: billboards, claw and gacha machines, bar signs and shops bathe the district in vibrant lights that will draw you in like the anime-plush-loving moth you are. In Dusk Diver however, the bright lights herald danger: Dusk – 5:00 – 7:00 pm – is monster hunting and rooftop platforming time!
Prepare yourself accordingly, grab your favourite Guardian and fight against the chaotic dimension that is threatening to invade and swallow beautiful Ximending!
The Dusk Diver Day One Edition features a high quality Art Book packed full of gorgeous visuals, concept art and character profiles. Alongside this, divers will receive 7 character badges featuring the colourful inhabitants of Taipei’s Ximending district! The art book, badges and game are housed in a Day One Edition Box with cover art exclusive to it.
The Taiwanese action game releases later this month on:
– October 24th on Steam worldwide
– October 25th on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Europe
– October 29th on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in North America