Shin-chan: Me and the Professor on Summer Vacation – The Endless Seven-Day Journey is coming to PS4, Switch West 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 worldwide in August, the companies announced. It supports English, Japanese, German, Spanish and Portuguese subtitle options.

In Japan, where the game is currently available for Switch, the initial PlayStation 4 release will be digital only, but a physical release is also planned. More information on the physical release will follow at a later date.

It is currently unknown if a physical edition is planned for western release.

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

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


Hiroshi has to go to Kyushu on a business trip, so the whole Nohara family has decided to stay with a childhood friend of Misae’s 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 act as his witnesses…

With his new camera in hand, Shinnosuke can fully enjoy his summer vacation in the beautiful fields and mountains of Assou. The landscape even teems with creatures he would never find in Kasukabe. And there are townspeople to help and make new friends.

Besides…don’t these kids look a lot like the ones he knows from back home?

On a cool summer night, Shinnosuke witnesses a huge creature looming in the light of the full moon. Next to the creature is a strange man with a big smile.

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

And he calls himself the bad professor. After this encounter, more and more strange things are happening around Assou…


  • Shin-chan and the Nohara family – The focus is on the inexhaustible five-year-old Sinnosuke Nohara himself! He is accompanied by his father Hiroshi, his mother Misae, his sister Himawari and his beloved dog Shiro. The Noharas traveled all the way from Kasukabe to Assou. Everything is arranged for a fun-filled summer holiday week! Or at least it seems so…
  • The Hinoyama family – Left to right: Yoyoko, Lalako, Cap The Hinoyama family hosts the Noharas while they are in Assou. Yoyoko runs the local Hinoyama cafe. She is actually a childhood friend of Misae’s! Lalako is Yoyoko’s younger sister and she quickly became friends with Shinnosuke. Her father, who runs the local news agency, is actually called Mamoru, but everyone just calls him Cap!
  • bad professor – The self-proclaimed “Scariest Mad Scientist Ever”. He is for sure one of the most important characters in this whole story!
  • Kazuma, Kine, Masaya and Bu – Some of the local kids Shinnosuke meets in Assou… Why do they look just like his friends from Kasukabe?!
  • Yoshiko Kurogami, Mott Yamada, Saburo Aoyama, Jiro Aoyama, Ichiro Aoyama, Hata Aoyama and Shinobu Ginga – Villagers of Assou. All sorts of stories will unfold through Shinnosuke’s interactions with the locals.


  • Set in Assou, Kumamoto – A city surrounded by beautiful nature. Misae’s childhood friend and many other interesting characters live here.
  • A place that harbors a mysterious legend – It seems that there is an ancient and mysterious story that is known to all the residents of the city.
  • Filled with all sorts of interesting characters – The city is full of unique personalities. From the local shopkeeper to a girl worried about love. There’s even an eccentric professor and a real ninja offspring?!
  • A summer vacation with other children – Why do these children look just like the ones from Kasukabe?! Well, either way, you can play together and solve problems in the city. Together you will have the best summer vacation ever!
  • Beautiful Japanese landscape – Enjoy the Japan feeling in midsummer. Hike under the wide open sky and listen to the sound of cicadas tinkling through the mountains and the gentle murmur of the streams winding through the greenery. It’s an experience that will make you instantly nostalgic for the Japanese summer.
  • Our secret hiding place – This town houses a secret base that only the kids 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 holidays are not complete without morning exercises! Everyone in town is getting together to do these morning stretches! Sit back and enjoy the show!
  • Funny Meals – The Nohara and Hinoyama families all eat their meals together. Once seated, they say thank you for the food and dig in! Meals look amazing but I think you can’t expect less if you’re staying in a real cafe!
  • Explore at your leisure – Run, play and explore a variety of locations. Being surrounded by nature, Assou is also home to all kinds of rare insects and fish! Catch fish and bugs, help the residents and enjoy your summer vacation to the fullest!
  • evening bath – After a day of fun and exploring, it’s time to take a bath with dad! You can even see the starry sky from the traditionally tiled bathtub. Wash away the tiredness and get ready for the next day!
  • picture diary – Record all your funny experiences in the picture diary. It’s the best way to preserve your summer memories, whether it’s the events of the day, new things you’ve discovered, or the types of fish and bugs you’ve caught!
  • Become a news reporter – When Shinnosuke visits Cap at the news agency, he is promoted to child journalist! The things he reports will be printed in the newspaper and pinned to bulletin boards across the city! If the newspaper attracts more subscribers, the business will thrive! Try to hunt for the hottest shovel!
  • catch bugs – The rich environment of Assou is filled to the brim with insects. Some of them are even quite rare, definitely not the kind you would find in Kasukabe! Prepare your bug net, aim and SWING! Any bugs you catch will be recorded in your insect encyclopedia!
  • to catch fish – The rivers and ponds of Assou are rich in fish, so you can fish anytime! Prepare your rod, reel it in at the right time and you might catch something rare! All the fish you catch will be recorded in your Fish Encyclopedia!
  • To grow vegetables – You can grow healthy vegetables at Kurokami Farm! If you take the vegetables you’ve grown to Hinoyama Cafe or other shops in town, you can even earn some pocket money.
  • Help the stores – Hinoyama Cafe, the local curry restaurant and supermarket are always on the lookout for fresh ingredients. Earn pocket money by bringing them the ingredients they list on the bulletin board!
  • Dinosaur Showdown – Make friends with the other kids in Assou and compete in the Dinosaur Showdown! It’s a place where both powerful dinosaurs and well-known characters collide! You can collect Dino Cards by purchasing Chocobi from the Kirishima Store!
  • Be a DJ – If you make friends with the owner of the cafe and bar Dancing Jiro, you can become a DJ yourself! The tracks consist of the background music of the game! Mix them how you like and play your tracks in the store!


  • Normal occupation
    • Shinnosuke Nohara (voiced by Yumiko Kobayashi)
    • Misae Nohara (voiced by Miki Narahashi)
    • Hiroshi Nohar (voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa)
    • Himawari Nohara (voiced by Satomi Korogi)
    • Shiro / Kazuma (voiced by Mari Mashiba)
    • Kine (voiced by Tamao Hayashi)
    • Bu (voiced by Chie Sato)
    • Masaya (voiced by Teiyu Ichiryusai)
  • original cast
    • Evil Professor (voiced by Tadashi Miyazawa)
    • Hata Aoyama / Narration (Voiced by Yukiko Motoyoshi)
    • Yoyoko Hinoyama (voiced by Riko Kohara)
    • Lalako Hinoyama (voiced by Megumi Nishikiori)
    • Cap (voiced by Nobuhiro Fukui)
    • Yoshiko Kurogami (voiced by Yuki Kaneko)
    • Mott Yamada (voiced by Miki Horiba)
    • Shinobu Ginga (voiced by Yuhi Asagiri)
    • Ichiro Aoyama / Jiro / Saburo (voiced by Takafumi Maeuchi)

Check out a new set of screenshots in the gallery.