Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey Comes West for PS4, Switch in August

Publisher Neos Corporation and developer Millennium Kitchen will publish Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey for PlayStation 4 and Switch in August worldwide, the companies announced. It will support English, Japanese, German, Spanish and Portuguese subtitle options.

In Japan, where the game is currently available for Switch, the first PlayStation 4 release will be digital only, but a physical release is also planned. Further information about the physical release will come at a later date.

It is currently unknown whether a physical edition is planned for release in the west.

Developed by the studio behind Boku no Natsuyasumi series, Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey first launched for Switch on July 15, 2021 in Japan and May 4, 2022 in Asia, and has since passed 400,000 combined shipments and digital sales.

Here is an overview of the game, via the official website:

History

Hiroshi has to go on a business trip to Kyushu, so now the whole Nohara family has decided to stay with a childhood friend of Misae in Assou, Kumamoto.

But when they arrive at Kumamoto station on their way to Assou, they meet a strange man who offers them an even stranger camera on the condition that they will act as his witnesses …

With his new camera in hand, Shinnosuke can enjoy the summer holidays in the beautiful Assou fields and mountains to the fullest. Nature even crawls on creatures he would never find in Kasukabe. And there are city people to help and new friends to make.

That said, aren’t these kids very similar to the ones he knows from home?

On a cool summer night, Shinnosuke witnesses a giant creature outlined against the light of a full moon. Next to the creature is a stranger with a wide smile.

It’s the same weird man who gave him the camera at the station …

And he calls himself the evil professor. After this meeting, more and more strange things start to happen around Assou …

Draw

  • Shin-chan and the Nohara family – At the center of it all is the inexhaustible five-year-old Sinnosuke Nohara herself! With him are father Hiroshi, mother Misae, sister Himawari and his beloved pet dog Shiro. The Nohara have traveled all the way from Kasukabe to Assou. Everything is ready for a fun week of summer vacation! Or at least, so it works …
  • The Hinoyama family – From left to right: Yoyoko, Lalako, Cap Hinoyama family host Noharas while in Assou. Yoyoko runs the local Hinoyama Cafe. She’s actually one of Misae’s childhood friends! Lalako is Yoyoko’s younger sister, and she quickly became friends with Shinnosuke. Their father, who runs the local news agency, is actually called Mamoru, but everyone just calls him Cap!
  • Evil professor – The self-proclaimed “Scariest Mad Scientist of All Time”. He is easily one of the most important characters in this whole story!
  • Kazuma, Kine, Masaya and Bu – Some of the local kids that Shinnosuke meets in Assou … Why do they look exactly like his friends from Kasukabe ?!
  • Yoshiko Kurogami, Mott Yamada, Saburo Aoyama, Jiro Aoyama, Ichiro Aoyama, Hata Aoyama and Shinobu Ginga – Assous village farmers. All kinds of stories will unfold through Shinnosuke’s interactions with the locals.

Stage

  • Set in Assou, Kumamoto – A city surrounded by beautiful nature. Misae’s childhood friend and many other interesting characters live here.
  • A place that houses a mysterious legend – It seems that there is an ancient and mysterious story known to all the people of the city.
  • Filled with all sorts of interesting characters – The city is filled with all kinds of unique personalities. From the local shop owner to a girl who is worried about love. There’s even an eccentric professor and a real ninja descendant ?!
  • A summer vacation spent with other children – Why do these children look exactly like those from Kasukabe ?! Well, anyway, you can play together and solve problems around the city. Together you will have the best summer vacation ever!
  • Beautiful Japanese nature – Enjoy the feeling of Japan in high summer. Walk under the wide open sky and listen to the sound of cicadas ringing through the mountains and the gentle babbling of streams as they meander through the green area. It is an experience that will immediately make you nostalgic for Japanese summer.
  • Our secret hiding place – This city houses a secret base that only children know about! Gather everyone to have your own Dinosaur Showdown! There are many ways to have fun in Assou!

Summer vacation

  • Morning exercise in Assou – Japanese summer vacation is not complete without morning exercises! Everyone in town gathers to do these morning stretches! Sit back and enjoy the show!
  • Fun meals – The Nohara and Hinoyama families eat all their meals together. Once seated, they thank for the meal and dig in! The meals look fantastic, but I guess you can not expect anything less when you stay in a real cafe!
  • Explore as you like – Run around, play and explore a number of places. Surrounded by nature, Assou is also home to all kinds of rare insects and fish! Catch fish and insects, help the city’s inhabitants and enjoy the summer holidays to the fullest!
  • Evening bath – After a day of fun and exploration, it’s time to take a bath with Dad! You can even see the starry sky from the traditional tiled bathtub. Wash away the fatigue and get ready for the next day!
  • Picture diary – Record all your fun experiences in the photo diary. It’s the best way to cherish your summer memories, whether it’s current events, new things you’ve discovered, or the kind of fish and insects you’ve caught!
  • Become a news reporter – When Shinnosuke visits Cap in the news agency, he is appointed a children’s journalist! The things he reports will be printed in the newspaper and attached to the bulletin boards around town! As the newspaper draws in more subscribers, the company will flourish! Try to hunt for the hottest scoop!
  • Catch Bugs – Assou’s rich surroundings are filled to the brim with insects. Some of them are even quite rare, definitely not the type you will find back in Kasukabe! Prepare the insect net, sight and TURN! All errors you catch will be registered in the Insect Encyclopedia!
  • Catch fish – Assous rivers and ponds are rich in fish, so you can enjoy a fishing spot whenever you want! Prepare your rod, roll it in at the right time, and you can only catch something rare! All the fish you catch will be registered in the Fish Encyclopedia!
  • Grow vegetables – You can grow healthy vegetables at Kurokami Farm! If you bring the vegetables you grew to Hinoyama Cafe or other shops around town, you can even earn some pocket money.
  • Help the shops – Hinoyama Cafe, the local curry restaurant and supermarket are always looking for more fresh ingredients. Earn pocket money by giving them the ingredients they list on the bulletin board!
  • Dinosaur Showdown – Become friends with the other children in Assou, and you will do it in Dinosaur Showdown! It’s a place where both powerful dinosaurs and famous characters collide! You can collect Dino cards by buying Chocobi from the Kirishima store!
  • Be a DJ – If you become friends with the owner of the cafe and bar Dancing Jiro, you can become a DJ yourself! The tracks are composed of the game’s background music! Mix them as you like and play your tracks in the store!

Special

  • Regular cast
    • Shinnosuke Nohara (by Yumiko Kobayashi)
    • Misae Nohara (by Miki Narahashi)
    • Hiroshi Nohar (expressed by Toshiyuki Morikawa)
    • Himawari Nohara (by Satomi Korogi)
    • Shiro / Kazuma (voted by Mari Mashiba)
    • China (expressed by Tamao Hayashi)
    • Bu (expressed by Chie Sato)
    • Masaya (expressed by Teiyu Ichiryusai)
  • Original cast
    • Evil Professor (expressed by Tadashi Miyazawa)
    • Hate Aoyama / Narrative (spoken by Yukiko Motoyoshi)
    • Yoyoko Hinoyama (pronounced by Riko Kohara)
    • Lalako Hinoyama (by Megumi Nishikiori)
    • Cap (by Nobuhiro Fukui)
    • Yoshiko Kurogami (spoken by Yuki Kaneko)
    • Mott Yamada (pronounced by Miki Horiba)
    • Shinobu Ginga (spoken by Yuhi Asagiri)
    • Ichiro Aoyama / Jiro / Saburo (pronounced by Takafumi Maeuchi)

See a new set of screenshots in the gallery.