Gainax's Princess Maker Refine Game Gets Steam Release This Month

posted on by Karen Ressler
Update of 1991 game has voice-overs, full-color graphics

Korean game publishing company CFK announced on Wednesday that it will release Princess Maker Refine, the 2003 Windows remake of Gainax's 1991 Princess Maker game, on PC via Steam this month. The game will cost US$9.99.

Like CFK's Steam release of Princess Maker 2 Refine, the Steam version of Princess Maker Refine will be voiced and upgraded from 16-color to full-color graphics. Gainax's Takumi Akai, the game's original creator, supervised the upgrade.

In the game, the player takes on the role of a hero who has already saved the kingdom from evil and has now adopted an orphan girl. The game takes place over eight year's of the girl's life.

Gainax and CFK plan to eventually release the entire Princess Maker series on Steam.

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. South Korean game developer 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.

MGame also plans to release a game based on Princess Maker 2 for virtual reality headsets.

Source: Gematsu (Sal Romano)

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, Zhou-BR

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