Visual Novel News:
aNCHOR Inc have released The Imperial Capital Burns, a short visual novel prequel to Muv-Luv Alternative Total Eclipse.
Kyoto, 1997. The capital of the Japanese Empire. As the cherry blossoms fall in spring, Takamura Yui enters Yamayuri Girls’ Surface Pilot Academy as a new cadet. With the pride of a surface pilot in her heart, Yui trains daily with her fellow students. But there’s one student in particular that stands out to her above the rest… Yamashiro Kazusa. Kazusa seems like everything that Yui wants to be, and Yui feels a mixture of sympathy and envy towards her. And then, in 1998, the fateful day comes… The BETA finally land on the Japanese mainland, advancing eastward with unstoppable force and eventually reaching the outskirts of Kyoto. Yui and her companions are called to the battlefield. What fate awaits these newly commissioned officers?
Aniplex.exe have launched Hira Hira Hihiru, a visual novel set in a fictional Taisho era, with a scenario written by Setoguchi Ren’ya who is known for their work on MUSICUS!.
The world you are about to enter is one in which the dead come back to life.
It is a phenomena which has occurred since time immemorial. But these unlucky individuals do not return as the person they once were. They rise from the grave with depleted cognition, memory, and awareness. Their bodies, stripped of all regenerative abilities, slowly rot away. In Japan, those with this affliction are known as “hihiru.” Though once revered as holy beings, over time they have come to be shunned and reviled by society. Eventually, however, their condition was recognized as a medical issue, and given the name Aerodema. Now, at the dawn of the Taishō Era, Dr. Shūhei Katori is conducting field studies in an effort to improve living conditions and support systems for Aerodema patients. Given how slowly they have developed in Japan compared to other nations, it is an uphill battle he fights.
Haneru Route: In search of another way to promote the group, Haneru turns to streaming old games and somehow it actually proved to be a success? Of course she’s doing It for the views (and the fans) but one thing leads to another during a “study” session on old games that Taiga lends to Haneru.
Tetora Route: The seed of understanding her role as an idol begins to sprout within Tetora. She gets both excited and nervous at the prospect of practicing “stage chatter” with Taiga. Taken by surprise with this request, Taiga does what he can to help her out. That resting Tetora face says otherwise though. What will our hero do to smoothly get her talking and smiling for everyone…?
Aksys Games have revealed that Tengoku Struggle -Strayside- will launch on Nintendo Switch in April 2024. Pre-orders for a physical version with a soundtrack CD start on 23rd November 2023.
Tengoku Struggle -Strayside-, the highly anticipated comedic fantasy otome adventure, is from the team that created Olympia Soirée. In the story, It is year XX of the Reiwa era. Our heroine Rin is trying to capture the escapees from the Hell’s prison with Goemon Ishikawa and a few other trustworthy prisoners. Their investigation leads them to an event held by a former prisoner of Hell, Shinobikuni, where she reveals a pardoning app that will forgive people for their sins. What is Shinobikuni’s goal? And what will become of the humans who were promised entry into Heaven?
Shiravune has announced the release date of My Slow Life with the Princess Knight and Her Devoted Handmaiden by Waffle. This visual novel will be coming to Steam, JAST USA, MangaGamer, and other stores on 15th December, 2023.
Garland used to be a formidable adventurer… But then he was betrayed and left for dead. Now he has a reputation as the Dragon Survivor and no one left in the world he can rely on. When he brings two beautiful servants into his life to tend his wounds, will he learn to open his heart again?
More Visual Novel News
- The Nintendo Switch version of Otome title Yukar from the Abyss is available to pre-order ahead of its 7th December 2023 launch
- Boys Love title Re;quartz Raid has been announced by a new localization company
- Death Trick: Double Blind has been announced for a Q1 2024 launch
- Sifting Thyme, an otome visual novel/dating sim is live on Kickstarter
- Demonheart: The Cursed Trial is available now via Steam in Early Access
- Gods of Twilight has launched on Steam in Early Access
It’s almost December and that means The Game Awards event is returning! The nominees for the event have been announced and you can now vote for your favorites. Voting closes on December 6th and the Game Awards ceremony takes place the following day on December 7th, so expect some big gaming announcements then!
The final character coming to the base roster for Tekken 8 has been revealed, and it’s another brand-new character! Their name is Reina; a Japanese woman who seems to share a similar fighting style to the Mishima family. That’s quite fitting, as it’s been stated that she’ll play a major role in Tekken 8‘s story mode.
Tekken 8 releases for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and PC on January 26th, 2024.
Shantae‘s next adventure was recently revealed and it’s set to be quite a nostalgic throwback! Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution was originally planned for the Game Boy Advance, but after 20 years, it’s finally been taken out of hiatus and getting a full release. This is the direct follow-up to the original Shantae game on the Game Boy Color. Not only will it be coming to modern platforms, but Limited Run Games are also creating Game Boy Advance cartridges for those who want the most authentic experience.
Shantae Advance: Risky Revolution launches for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2024.
The final DLC character for the second season pass for Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R has been announced and it’s one that’ll surely make fans very happy! From Part 8 of the manga titled Jojolion, Wonder of U will be joining the roster.
Wonder of U will be added to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R on December 8th.
A new Pokémon animated series has been announced, but it’s not in the form you might expect! Pokémon Concierge is a stop-motion animated series that sees a girl named Haru becoming the concierge for the Pokémon that live on a resort island. The animation is being handled by dwarf studios with the theme song of the series being performed by Mariya Takeuchi titled Have a Good Time Here.
Pokémon Concierge releases exclusively for Netflix on December 28th.
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