School Days' Overflow Confirms It Is Making Its Last Title

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Visual novel maker to still support its titles; Shiny Days delayed to end of April

Overflow, the game label of the developer Stack and the creator of the original School Days game, confirmed on Friday that its upcoming game Shiny Days will be its last title. (Shiny Days is a modified update of the School Days spinoff Summer Days.) Overflow additionally noted that it is not going bankrupt, and it will continue to support its existing titles.

Overflow also announced it is delaying its release of Shiny Days from February 24 to the end of April. Overflow stated on its official website that it is delaying the game so it can create a better quality game that will satisfy fans.

Overflow's School Days adult game was adapted into a 12-episode television anime series in 2007, and then into two original video anime spinoffs in 2008. The story follows the love triangle that develops when a boy enlists his close female friend to help him attract the attention of a girl in their same school. The anime gained unexpected media attention when its final episode was preempted by a real-life axe murder in Japan. Instead of the final episode, the television stations aired a series of unrelated scenery images and the following text: "The programming has changed due to certain circumstances." The substituted boat scenery images led to the "nice boat" catchphrase that has spread throughout the overseas anime fandom and even into Japan.

The media-distribution website Crunchyroll began streaming the television anime in North America in 2009.

JAST USA announced last year that it would release the School Days HQ game in English that year, but its official website now notes that the game will come out in 2012. The official Twitter account for the game reported earlier this week that the game is currently in testing.

[Via 0takomu]

Image © STACK, School Days Production Committee 2007

Update: Shiny Days is an update of Summer Days. Thanks, Cecilthedarkknight_234.

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