Alright, well, we all know what you really want to read about isn’t the past, it’s all those delicious hints at what’s coming down the pipeline in this new year, isn’t it? Well don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of those for you here this time!
With our new website up and running smoothly this year along with our hard copy section, you’re all in store for a plethora of new releases as 2014 kicks into gear. Already we’ve released our first title from our new partnership with Lilith–Valkyrie Svia–and this month sees the exciting first release of a softhouse seal GRANDEE title–Ultimate Boob Wars! But enough of that, let’s get on to the games!
Some of you already keeping tabs on updates to our new Project Status page might know where things stand, but here’s an overview for those who aren’t. The two big games in our upcoming catalog going through Beta Testing right now are Really? Really!, the sequel fandisc to Shuffle that follows up after Kaede’s route, and Chou Dengeki Stryker, an amazing expansion on the already hot-blooded hero action of Dengeki Stryker. For our new readers, Chou not only updates all of the original scenes with an exceptional amount of additional sprites, cut-ins, and animation effects, it adds three brand-new routes to let action and comedy kick into OVERDRIVE!
Armored Warrior Iris, Imouto Paradise, and Milles ~Knight of Anal Tyranny~ are the three in our catalog that are closest to hitting beta testing next, so you can expect to see all three of these coming up pretty soon in the following months.
We have a lot of new games coming through the pipeline now that are hitting the scripting or the porting stages, including four new titles from two new brands! But of course, this year we couldn’t talk about scripting without mentioning Doddler and all the great work he’s been doing for us, so I’ll let him say a few words here about how things have been and where they’re going for 2014!
“Porting of Really? Really! is now really really done, hopefully we’ll get that one out to you guys in the near future. D2B vs Deardrops is now in scripting, with a lot of progress being made on it already. Once those are off the plate, scripting will start on Cartagra, and beyond that Da Capo 3 and Kara no Shoujo 2. It’s certainly a lot of work to do, but we’re making some good headway against the onslaught of games. But what’s that? A whole bunch more games on the horizon? New genres even? I’ll never get a break at this rate!”
Our new editors have been doing a great job keeping up with all the new work from our growing breadth of translators working for us, so we already have a lot of stuff underway. Nearly everything we announced at AX and Otakon 2013 is in translation or already past that point, so we’ve already got our trusted team hard at work on several brand new titles from our partner brands as well as those from several new brands already. I won’t spoil the surprises too much this early in the year, but we already have one title that will make you question the meaning of love and happiness with it’s deep story, one title that will push the bounds and limits of what the English market’s officially seen, as well as two new titles that brave into completely new territory for our company. Of course, those hints are only for the games we’ve already secured. That says nothing about what negotiations are currently underway with a few different companies, including one big name we’re discussing title selection with. What a beautiful year to come.
Now that our hard copy store is fully up and running, we’re hoping to add many different new hard-copies to our catalog this year. The first on our list is a hard-copy of Tick! Tack!, something we’re hoping to get out and have available just in time for the beginning of convention season. Though these are still unconfirmed at the moment, we’re also taking Eroge!, Harukoi Otome, and Chou Dengeki Stryker into serious consideration as hard-copy candidates. There’s even a couple more we may be able to look at printing depending on how the cards fall.
Our first major convention for 2014 is going to be Sakuracon, so we hope to see lots of you there when we start making our announcements!
Oh, right, but of course! What would a look forward be without a glimpse of something you might start seeing from us next year! Enjoy–