*phew* I’ve been sick the last few days, which really makes it hard to write articles. Thus this update, because I would definitely and totally have written articles for all of these things had I not been sick (maybe there’s a bright side to this as well).
JAST has released Hanachirasu, a very swordy revenge story from Nitro+. Here’s their description:
Set in an alternate universe Tokyo, Hanachirasu is a dark, atmospheric visual novel about two men dedicated to the sword. It features realistic depictions of traditional Japanese swordsmanship and martial aesthetics, making it an excellent game for those with an interest in Japanese culture.
In the I’m criminally late to this corner, the Kickstarter for a translation of the Korean VN Lucy -The eternity she wished for- finished on March 6th after raising $18,155 CAD.
Although the base goal would only include an iOS version, the creators M-Vizlab said that if it got greenlit on Steam they’d make a PC port regardless of said port being a stretch goal… and it did. And they they reached the stretch goal for an English translation they put up earlier for it anyway.
One of the more interesting stretch goal details: robot girl Lucy will be voiced in both Korean and Japanese. Feel free to politely argue in the comments over which is superior~.
For those not buggered enough to visit the KS page, here’s the synopsis they gave:
In the near future, androids have become the way of the norm. Emotionless husks of metal have become a part of human society, much to the dismay of the boy. The robot he found at the dumpsite through, this one was different. It laughed, it cried, it smiled, it has dreams, just like a human…
The creators have also made a thread on the Fuwanovel forums.
The curse is over: a complete patch for Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! (Majikoi) has been released! If you used Yandere’s earlier partial patch, you should be able to just install the complete one over it without issue.
Apart from Miyako’s route, it also translates a few million side routes and Agave’s route (I heard that one is actually the true route…?).
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters, a gameplay / VN hybrid with somewhat unique SRPG gameplay, has been released by Aksys. The story involves you the protagonist joining a ghostbusting firm after one pops up near you and a woman in a suit asking you to join aforementioned firm.
Hard copies are available for both PS3 and the Vita through Aksys, and it’s apparently going to be up on the PSN next week; Aksys is a US focused publisher, but thankfully NIS America in Europe has got us Europeans covered. (I-it’s not like people from NA make up the vast majority of visitors to this blog anyway, baka)
NISA’s site (trigger warning: auto-playing music, can be turned off at top right) for the game is essentially a prettier version of Aksys’, so you might as well use NISA’s if you want to learn more about it.