Gate of Nightmares is currently accepting applications for an upcoming beta version, as previously mentioned in the original game announcement. Interested players can check out the (Japanese) portal for the Gate of Nightmares beta here. Applications close 25 June 2021, 13:59 JST. You’re required to have a Square Enix account to sign up.
5,000 players will be given access to the test that will run from 1 to 12 July, with 2,500 each for iOS and Android users picked at random. The minimum specifications are provided as follows:
- iOS: version 11.1 or later, iPhone X or later
- Version 8.0 or later, 4GB RAM or more
- Snapdragon 845 or better (e.g. Pixel 3, Xperia XZ2 / XZ2 Compact, Galaxy S9)
- CPU: Arm v8a 64-bit
The original pitch for the game is stated as such:
Gate of Nightmares is a traditional fantasy adventure of swords and magic, set in both the “real world” where people live, and “Remurias,” a world of mixed up dreams made manifest. When Emma, a girl who became a “Nightwalker” and commands monsters known as “Nightmares,” which are born from bad dreams, encounters Azel, a mysterious boy the Nightmares like, she gets wrapped up in an adventure where the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
All the characters that appear in the game are newly illustrated by Hiro Mashima, and the scenario by Jin Fujisawa is fully voiced.