PS Vita Saekano -blessing flowers- Game's Video Features Utaha Kasumigaoka
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata -blessing flowers- (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend -blessing flowers-) game for the PlayStation Vita began streaming a third test scene video on Thursday. The video focuses on a shower scene with Utaha Kasumigaoka (voiced by Ai Kayano).
The game will utilize Live 2D software that moves 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 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 to ship in Japan on 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?