NIS Reveals htoL#NIQ PS Vita Action Game

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
2D game about firefly guiding girl to the outside world ships on June 19

Japanese video game company Nippon Ichi Software (NIS) revealed its new htoL#NiQ -Hotaru no Nikki- PlayStation Vita action game on Thursday. The company plans to ship the game on June 19.

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.

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.

NIS has launched a teaser site for the game.

Images © 2014 Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

Source: 4Gamer via 0takomu

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