Gainax's Princess Maker 2 Game Gets Steam Release
posted on by Karen Ressler
Gainax and Korean game publishing company CFK announced on Thursday that they will release Princess Maker 2: Refine, the 2004 Windows remake of Gainax's 1993 Princess Maker 2 game, on PC via Steam this fall. Dengeki Online shared screenshots of the game in English, but did not reveal regions for the game's release.
The Steam version of Princess Maker 2 will be fully voiced and upgrade from 16-color to full-color graphics. It will be compatible with Steam achievements. Gainax and CFK plan to eventually release the entire Princess Maker series on Steam.
In the game, players take on the role of a father who is raising a princess over an eight-year period. The girl can take on lessons or part-time jobs as she grows up. Monsters in surrounding areas can be battled for combat experience.
Gainax's Takami Akai conceived, designed, and directed the franchise, which was among the first games in the "bishōjo simulation" genre. Gainax released the original Princess Maker game in 1991 on the MSX platform. Gainax released Princess Maker 5 on the PC in 2007, and on the PS2 and PSP in 2008. Mgame released a Princess Maker game for iOS and Android devices in September 2015. The games inspired the Petite Princess Yucie manga and 26-episode TV anime in 2002.