Frontwing Unveils Grisaia: Phantom Trigger PC Game for Worldwide Release
posted on by Karen Ressler
Visual novel developer Frontwing's countdown to its new project ended on Friday with the reveal of a game titled Grisaia: Phantom Trigger. The project's first two volumes are slated for worldwide release in spring 2017 via Steam, and a third volume is tentatively slated for summer.
Akio Watanabe is providing the artwork and character designs, nanaca mai is providing the SD artwork, and MAGNUM is handling the backgrounds and weapon design. Ryuta Fujisaki is writing the story. Hitoshi Fujima of Elements Garden and Fuminori Matsumoto are composing the background music. Marina Kawano is performing the theme song "Ends of the Earth."
Frontwing describes the story of the first volume:
Following the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development).
The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such 'specialist training school'.
This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills - sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions - all for the good of the realm.
The cast includes:
Maaya Uchida as Rena Fukami, a gunwoman
Ayane Sakura as Tohka Shishigaya, a sniper
Kaori Nazuka as Christina Sakurako Kujirase, an explosives and computer specialist
Atsumi Tanezaki as Murasaki Ikoma, a self-proclaimed "Russian ninja"
Haruto Aoi, a male tactical instructor at Mihama Academy (no voice actor listed)
Mikako Izawa as Shiori Arisaka, a homeroom teacher at Mihama Academy
Video game and visual novel translation company Sekai Project launched Frontwing's The Fruit of Grisaia on Steam last year after meeting its Kickstarter goal for a western release of the game trilogy. The other two games, The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia have been greenlit on Steam. Frontwing released the The Fruit of Grisaia bonus episode "The Leisure of Grisaia" on Steam in May.
All three of the main games inspired anime and manga adaptations.