One of the biggest surprising reveals during Nintendo’s “Direct” presentation held on the 14th of September 2023 was the announcement of

ENGLISH Trailer here.

The game is being developed by Groove Box Japan who don’t have much of an extensive portfolio and published by Bandai Namco which is understandable given how Bandai Namco and KADOKAWA have a longstanding business relationship with one another having jointly worked on the development and publishing of certain anime-based video games, such as the Sword Art Online series of video games.

Additionally, KADOKAWA has published manga adaptations of some video game properties that are owned by Bandai Namco, such as Ace Combat and God Eater.

The reveal of SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories didn’t really disclose much information regarding the games story and premise outside of how you’ll be playing as the adorable Anya Forger as you aim to complete her picture diary as part of her school assignment.

Spy x Anya will however offer a diverse collection of 17 mini-games, with 10 of them supporting local 2-player mode for added fun. These mini-games will encompass various scenarios, ranging from Anya’s everyday school activities and family weekend outings to the thrilling espionage missions of Loid and the assassin antics of Yor.

Furthermore, the game will provide players with an extensive selection of over 80 customization items. These items will include clothing options, hairstyles, and accessories that can be applied to Anya, Loid, Yor, and Bond.

With this wide range of customization choices, players can personalize and style the characters according to their preferences, adding a unique touch to their gaming experience.

“She will attend school on weekdays and go on family outings on weekends. For the latter, there will be 10 locations available to visit, ranging from parks and beaches to museums and hotels.”

However the game has had its release date announced, SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories will firstly be launching in Japan before eventually coming to Western gaijin at a later date, secondly the game will also be launching only for the Nintendo Switch on December 21st 2023.

SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories does also have intended releases for the PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles including a release on PC, but these won’t be releasing until sometime next year. It is also important to note that only the PS5 and Nintendo Switch versions will be receiving a physical release.

And it wouldn’t be a real physical release without additional trinkets, with a preorder bonus for SPY×ANYA: Operation Memories coming with the “Agent Set” which provides a unique outfit for Anya, Loid, Yor and Bond.

Other bonuses include the “Odekeke Edition” exclusively for Nintendo Switch, with a suggested retail price of 9,980 yen not including tax, the Odekeke Edition includes the main physical game, a special edition box, a tote bag, two sets of acrylic keychains, SPY X FAMILY themed masking tape and a set of holographic stickers.

It doesn’t take much of a genius to figure out what sort of age demographic this particular game is targeting with a CERO B rating for ages 12 and up.

And for those who for whatever reason don’t like physical game releases there’s the “Digital Deluxe” edition which comes with additional DLC content including the deluxe “odekeke” pack and a bonus “Sparkling Butterfly Hat” for Anya.

The game is bound to be lots of wholesome fun for children of all ages, including those considered to be legally adults, as the game launches in Japan on Nintendo Switch first on December 21st with other platforms and regions releasing sometime in 2024.