JAST USA Announces Eiyu Senki, Katahane Games for Steam
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Visual novel and game distributor JAST USA announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will release the Eiyu Senki and Katahane games on Steam. The Steam versions will be non-adult versions of the games, while J-List will sell uncut 18+ package editions of the games and JAST USA will release uncut 18+ downloadable editions of the games. JAST USA has not yet revealed release dates for either game.
JAST USA describes Eiyu Senki as follows:
Conquer the world with an army of moe moe girls in this highly-anticipated turn-based strategy game. As leader of the island nation of Zipang, you find yourself in a world full of cute and powerful girls, all of whom are based on real historical figures. There's Oda Nobunaga, Napoleon, King Arthur, Vlad the Impaler, even Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci! Control over seventy playable characters designed by Ooyari Ashito of Littlewitch fame. Using a fun and sophisticated gameplay system, you will strengthen your army, conquer enemy territories, and build your very own harem of moe heroines. The world is your oyster—now reach out and take it!
JAST USA previously released Littlewitch Romanesque, which also featured designs by Ashito.
TENCO developed the game for PC. The company also worked with publisher MAGES.' label 5pb. Games to release the Eiyuu Senki - The World Conquest game for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in September 2013, and then on the PlayStation Vita in May 2014. Fruitbat Factory released the PS3 version digitally in English in North America and Europe in November 2015.
JAST USA confirmed with ANN that it is working with Fruitbat Factory to produce a translation for the Eiyu Senki PC game.
Tarte originally developed and released the Katahane PC game in Japan in 2007. The game follows a group of people on a journey to a silver village. Cero is traveling to take the energetic doll Coco for maintenance, and Wakaba is traveling to find actors for a play that she is writing. Wakaba's younger brother Light also travels with the group. The game has two sides: a "shirohane" side that features the main story and a "kurohane" side that tells a historical event that influenced the main story.
The Japanese development company 10mile is developing a new version of the game titled Katahane An'call Belle that it plans to release in Japan on August 26. The new version of the game will have new scenes and scenarios. JAST USA has confirmed with ANN that it will be releasing 10mile's version of the game in English.
JAST USA also announced it will release Stoneheads' Sweet Home (Sweet Home: H na Onee-san wa Suki Desu ka? and [email protected]'s Princess X: My Fiancee is a Monster Girl?! (Princess X: Boku no Iinazuke wa Monsterkko!?) adult-only games. Sweet Home: H na Onee-san wa Suki Desu ka? inspired a three-episode adult OVA series in 2011.
Additionally, the company revealed that its script overhaul for its release of Innocent Grey's Flowers game is nearing completion. The company is updating the font and making other improvements based on feedback from the game's demo. JAST USA is also working on debugging for the adult-only title Nympho Sensei Ryoko, and both games are expected for summer or fall this year.
JAST USA recently released the Seinarukana PC game on Steam in a non-adult version and in package and downloadable editions for the 18+ version. The company released the SoniComi PC game on July 1 in a bilingual release, and the English dub features Jessica Nigri.
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