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Sekai Project have announced that My Academy’s Special Place, the final entry in the Special Place series by feng, will be released on Steam on 15th December, 2023. While it has not been explicitly announced for Denpasoft, My Girlfriend’s Special Place and My Little Sister’s Special Place have been released there previously.
Our hero’s homeroom teacher is also his big sister, Yaeka. She’s popular with the students, but at home, she’s a slobbish drunk. There’s Maika, an exchange student and Akiba nerd. She’s always asking him to go to Akiba with her. But Maika is told to return home. Two love stories are about to begin!
Sekai Project will also be releasing another title in the following week. Whirlpool’s magical girl idols visual novel Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square 2 has been announced for a Steam release on the 18th of December, 2023. The first title in the series released in 2022, while Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square LOVE+PLUS the fandisk to the first title released recently.
Idol fan and manager, Nakamori Taiga and the girls are back in this latest installment! Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square is gaining momentum and have a chance to reach stardom in the upcoming Tokyo New Idol Festival. The stage is set: it’s time to kick things off with another roar!
In nukige news, Shiravune has announced the upcoming release of a title known as Holy Maid Academy or Holy Slave Academy depending on the platform (Saint Dorei Gakuen in Japanese) for a Q1 2024 release on Steam and Johren. This visual novel is by Liquid, a developer known for Kuroinu. The Steam version claims 1+ hours of story, which is quite a disparity with user playtime records from VNDB, so heavy cuts to the unpatched Steam version may be expected.
Since its inception by the Nishiki family—a longstanding powerhouse in the local area—St. Martius Academy has served as a center of education for generations of maids. When Ryunosuke Kokuto receives a personal invitation from the chairman of this respected edifice to serve as a professor, he doesn’t say no to the opportunity.
The MAMIYA – Complete Collection is now live. This includes MAMIYA and the recently released MAMIYA – DoomsDayDreams, the final part of this dark mystery visual novel.
8 years in the making, indie creator Kenkou Land’s solo developed masterpiece is now here in its full form! MAMIYA – Complete Collection is an atmospheric, dark adventure intertwined with deeply personal themes of trauma.
The crowdfunding project for Kimi Ga Nozumu Eien’s rerelease (also known as Rumbling Hearts) has reached over 100% funding. A stretch goal of At 33,000,000 yen has been announced to include the bonus story “Kanashimi wa Kaze no You ni” which tells the origin story of the famous tree.
This rerelease will be based on the Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Latest Edition~ version, with an updated user interface and English support in a later update. The price for a digital copy is listed as 4400 Yen (approx $29 USD), but we have found that an additional ‘system usage fee’ of 946 Yen was also charged.
This is advertised as an all-ages version, with no announcement has been made regarding an adult patch yet. There has been some community speculation that they may be unable to mention it, based on this recent post by Bamboo of Overdrive or that it may just not be happening based on the removal of the Muv Luv patch. It has also been stated that the Hotaru/Slave ending will not be included in the Steam version, with a post saying that the Japanese version will have it available post-release. It will also be included on the Japanese-only DVD version.
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