Saekano -blessing flowers- PS Vita Game's 1st Promo Video Streamed
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Game developer MAGES began streaming the first promotional video for the Saekano -blessing flowers- PlayStation Vita game on Wednesday. The video features narration by the character Megumi Katō (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno) and introduces the different game modes.
The game will utilize Live 2D software, which moves the characters with CGI, but retains their two-dimensional look.
Players take on the role of the protagonist Tomoya Aki (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) to "raise" a heroine of their choosing for a doujin game. At certain points in the game, the heroines will clash over issues and the player will have to decide which opinion to support. The heroines, who will also appear in the anime, include:
- Utaha Kasumigaoka (Ai Kayano)
- Megumi Katō (Kiyono Yasuno)
- Michiru Hyōdō (Sayuri Yahagi)
- Izumi Hashima (Chinatsu Akasaki)
- Eriri Spencer Sawamura (Saori Ōnishi)
The game is slated for April 30. A limited edition with an original soundtrack CD and a B2-size cloth poster will retail for 8,800 yen (about US$74), a regular edition for 6,800 yen (US$57), and a download edition for 6,000 yen (US$51). The first copies of all editions will include a download code for an original custom PS Vita theme.
Fumiaki Maruto's original light novels with illustrations by Kurehito Misaki revolve around Tomoya Aki, an otaku who is working part-time to earn enough money to buy anime on Blu-ray, who meets a beautiful girl on his way home during spring vacation. He eventually models the heroine of his own doujin game after her. However, he finds out a month later that the girl is in fact his classmate, and he doesn't know her name. He learns that the girl — named Megumi — actually is hardly noticed by others. Tomoya also has no artistic ability or writing skills, so he asks ace of the art club Eriri Spencer Sawamura to provide the art, as well as the honor student Utaha Kasumigaoka to write the scenario. Can they produce a decent game for Comic Market?
The anime premiered on January 8 in Japan. Aniplex of America licensed the series and simulcasts it on Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, and Hulu.