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Maaya Sakamoto Narrates 2nd htoL#NiQ Video

posted on 2014-04-18 02:30 EDT
2D action game to ship June 19 in Japan

Nippon Ichi Software began streaming the second narrated movie on Wednesday for its htoL#NiQ -Hotaru no Nikki- PlayStation Vita action game.

Voice actress Maaya Sakamoto again narrates the video, which provides more details on the game's plot:

On December 31 of the year 9999, in the hail of rubble, at the bottom of the bottom of some gloomy ruins, inside a cabin that looks on the verge of collapsing, Mion met the mysterious Hotaru, and the shadow Hotaru who can move smoothly through the shadows like she's swimming. Shadow Hotaru moves the rubble with a mysterious power, and makes a path for Mion to advance.

Seeing the faint light floating in the shadows, for some reason makes me feel nostalgic. It's like something that used to be irreplaceable to me.... my memory isn't clear. This world is broken, and I have a feeling I did something that caused it. But what is clear is Mion's feelings that she wants me to take her out of this place. It seems like shadow Hotaru is helping Mion. "Together, for Mion...." When I thought that, something ached at the bottom of the swamp of my vague memories, but before long, it disappeared.

In the game, the player plays as Hotaru, a firefly who finds a girl named Mion at the bottom of an abandoned ruin in a cabin that is on the verge of collapsing. Mion has just woken up, and has lost all her memories. Hotaru then works to guide Mion to the outside world. However, there are actually two Hotarus: a "common firefly" version and another "shadow firefly" version. Players can change between the two by using the back touchscreen. When using the "shadow firefly" ability, players are able to traverse the shadow world.

The company plans to ship the game on June 19. A first edition limited premium box version of the 2D action game will retail for 6,264 yen (about US$61), and a downloadable edition will retail for 3,086 yen (US$30). The game will not have a physical standard edition. The premium box will come with a visual artbook with game illustrations and image boards, as well as a soundtrack CD. CERO has rated the game D for ages 17 and older.


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