This year at Otakon, we are proud to announce three new titles and special plans leading to a fourth and beyond!
Chou Dengeki Stryker for Steam
First of all, we’re proud to announce that we’re planning to adapt Chou Dengeki Stryker for release on steam!
Chou Dengeki Stryker for Steam differs from the original version in only that all erotic content is removed, so those of you who already own Chou Dengeki Stryker won’t need to buy it again. Likewise, the hard-copy version of Chou Dengeki Stryker still slated for release in September will be the original, adult version of the game. We’re currently looking into options for a potential Limited Edition release, so follow us on twitter to stay up to date on news!
Next, we are proud to announce Euphoria from CLOCK-UP! We’ve already received a lot of interest from our fans in this psychological thriller, and we’re proud to bring it to you! Waking up in a stark white room, with nothing but your clothes and collar around your neck. The door beeps, opens, and you have seconds to decide whether to move on or not.
As you enter the new room, you six other girls–girls you know–and a computerized voice begins to explain the little ‘game’ you’re all about to be forced to play. When one girl refuses to comply, you all reawaken just in time to watch her be murdered before your eyes.
“Withdrawal from the game will result in death,” the electronic voice states, coldly, mechanically, with no hint of emotion. Your only choice in order to survive is to choose from the girls presented before you–and violate them. Failure means death. Forfeit means death.
Can you escape this torturous ‘game’ with your sanity intact? What awaits after this torturous trial?
Euphoria will be releasing the HD remastered version of the game, which ups the resolution from its original 800 x 600 to 1024 x 768. We will also be releasing Euphoria fully uncensored: no cut scenes or mosaics covering the goods here! The game will, of course, retain its original Japanese voice acting, but all text and in-game menus will be in English.
The House in Fata Morgana
Next up, we’re proud to announce our acquisition of The House in Fata Morgana by Novectacle!
The House in Fata Morgana is a full-length visual novel involving tragedy, human nature, and insanity. Since it was released in 2012, news of the game has gradually spread by word of mouth─it has even been featured in a range of overseas media.
The further you progress through the story, the more unpredictable it becomes. Beautiful artwork and a dark atmosphere accompanies 65 music tracks by five energetic composers to draw you even further into the game’s gothic world.
We hope this is a game all of our fans will be able to enjoy, especially those who loved Animamundi! This game will be all-ages, and we’ll also be attempting to release it on Steam as well.
Last but not least, we’re proud to announce a renewed partnership with minori! The first part of our partnership will be the release of eden* in English!
eden* is a tale set just before the apocalypse, after most of humanity has been evacuated to outer space. One of the few soldiers left on Earth, the expert sniper Ryou is assigned to a remote research facility to guard the most important person on a dying Earth. She is the engineer behind the spaceships that saved humanity, a genetically modified breed of human that possesses incredible intelligence: The supreme felix, Sion.
At this odd research facility, Ryou will encounter a polite, if at times suggestive maid, an outspoken and beautiful partner who -loves- using knives, and a major who he would just as soon kill due to their tragic past. What awaits Ryou in this place?
eden* will be released as it was in Japan as two separate versions: eden*, which contains the base game and will be available on Steam, and eden*: plus mosaic which contains more graphic violence and the addition of adult scenes.
Minori / Supipara Development Plan
Our renewed partnership with minori extends beyond just localizing eden* however; the end goal is nothing short of funding the localization and development of future minori titles.
So what does that mean? MangaGamer and minori are partnering up to further expand the English visual novel market. After eden*, our goal is to fund the localization of their most ambitious title, Supipara. Devoted minori fans may recall that Supipara was to be released as an episodic visual novel, but for various reasons, the series never ran beyond the initial episode release. That’s where we come in!
Through the sales of eden* and Supipara, our goal is to self-fund the development of the remaining chapters of Supipara. Our wish to make the western market an equal in the visual novel industry, and we need your support to make it happen. Should we be successful, we may be able to see simultaneous English/Japanese releases of future minori titles, or even English-first releases!
‘Supipara – Alice the Magical Conductor’ is an interactive novel themed around “dynamicism” depicted by rallying all of the production techniques minori has accumulated to date. Character portraits have expressions and hair that move, show gestures such as turning around, and even display subtle changes in emotion, making it feel like you’re actually talking to the characters!
The protagonist, Yukinari Sanada, has returned to his hometown in Kanagawa Prefecture, Kamakura City, for the first time in seven years, and is greeted by his older cousin, Sakura Narumi (complete with maid outfit). He wanted to live in peace, but his life at the academy placed on the coastlands becomes bustling and brilliant while surrounded by the a lineup of members with booming personalities like Hotaru Amano, the sharp tongued, half-Japanese beauty, and Alice Kamishiro, the lazy witch who loves modern-science and mail-orders.
Eventually, our protagonist is coaxed into joining the action committee for the academy’s traditional beauty contest by his close friend. He interacts with the heroines participating in this contest who are cute but each have an idiocyncrasy or two. Fun events (with their own difficulties) pop up again and again. Your story with “her” about smiles, peace, passion, and love, all while borrowing the power of a witch, is about to begin!
We are tremendously excited for what the future has in store, and we hope you share in that excitement. Between our existing titles in the works, our Anime Expo announcements, and now these new projects, we believe we have a something that will satisfy just about any Visual Novel fan. As we continue to expand, we aim to bring visual novels to an even greater audience and, through endeavors such as new art and funding of new projects, make them even better than ever before.