News Sekai Project Adds Rewrite+, 7 Other Games (Updated)
posted on 2017-07-02 16:38 EDT
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Video game localization company and publisher Sekai Project announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that it will release eight new games:
- Visual Art's' Rewrite+
- Novectacle's NarKarma EngineA
- Yuzusoft's Dracu-Riot!
- Yuzusoft's Senren * Banka
- code;jp's Ninja Girl and the Mysterious Army of Urban Legend Monsters ~Hunt of the Headless Horseman~
- Mawari Works' Eternal
- Silky's Plus Alpha's Nanairo Reincarnation
- Watakubi's Island Diary
Visual Art's had announced in May 2016 that it planned to release the Rewrite+ visual novel in English. Key released the game in Japan in July 2016 for the PC. The game includes improvements and revisions to the game's scenario, with more sound effects added. The game also includes additional illustrations that weren't in the original game. Additionally, the game includes the "Rewrite Harvest festa!" fandisc.
The original 2011 Rewrite visual novel takes place in Kazamatsuri, a fictional city where civilization and greenery co-exist. Within it, players assume the role of student Kotaro Tennoji and interact with his fellow classmates Kotori Kanbe, Chihaya Ohtori, Akane Senri, Sizuru Nakatsu, and Lucia Konohana.
Itaru Hinoue (AIR, Kanon, CLANNAD) served as the game's project creator and main illustrator. Romeo Tanaka, Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni) and Yūto Tonokawa (Little Busters!) wrote the game's storyline scenarios. Jun Maeda (AIR, CLANNAD, Angel Beats!) was involved with the musical compositions and quality control.
Sekai Project describes NarKarma EngineA:
Upon the distant surface dwells a race of humanoid beasts, in an adventure where you become both the hero and the final villain.
From the creator of the highly acclaimed House of Fata Morgana, comes a new breed of RPG.
Deep beneath the crust dwells a race of humanoid machines and in the strata dividing them, dreams of the dead conjure up phantoms of eras long lost to time. Traversing these forgotten realms, beast and machine cross paths, bringing upon both the threat of extinction. But only one will make it through alive.
Sekai Project describes Dracu-Riot!:
In a specially zoned part of Japan is the island city of Aqua Eden, a place where gambling and other underground activities were sanctioned. On a mission to seek out romance in his life, Mutsura Yuuto accompanies his friend to this island to enjoy a nice vacation in Aqua Eden. These plans get disrupted as he witnesses a kidnapping! Unable to simply turn a blind eye, he gets involved and somehow gets turned into a vampire! Having been turned into a vampire, Yuuto is unable to leave and ends up having to live on the island ... However, little did he know that this would only be the start of his story.
Yuuto ends up enrolling at the academy there where classes are taught in the dead of night and the contradictions to his common sense only create more confusion in him.
From famed developer Yuzusoft, Dracu-Riot! features deep involvement with each of the fangtastic heroines, allowing the player to focus their attention on their desired romantic lead and explore multiple routes of story and intrigue.
Sekai Project describes Senren * Banka:
Deep in the mountain range, there exist a small village by the name Hoori. Secluded from civilization and unreachable by modern transport, the village can be interpreted as stuck far in the past. But it is this fact that has caused Hoori to become a hot spring paradise for the willing tourist. Among the springs and sights that enriches the rural town, a legendary katana is embedded in stone, spawning myths and legends for centuries; Murasamemaru. None have yet been able to wake the sword from its slumber and wield it as its new master.
That is, until Arichi Masaomi came along and broke the darn thing!
Not only that, but with this unforeseen set of events, the young man finds himself forced to take responsibility, responsibility in the form of marriage. His fiancé, a mysterious young woman, causes further chaos into Masaomi's wife. With Murasamemaru in his hand, it seems that his life will never be the same again.
Continuing our partnership with Yuzusoft, Senren * Banka comes bursting with comedy and color in this episodic situational sitcom visual novel. With progress comes a proper flow chart to keep track of your heart conquering and mischief.
Sekai Project will release the comedy visual novel on Steam.
Sekai Project describes Ninja Girl and the Mysterious Army of Urban Legend Monsters ~Hunt of the Headless Horseman~:
In present day America, Kiri Hattori and Mary run a little Japanese café in the heart of a city suburb. During the day, these beautiful girls lead a shy life of cookies and tea, but during the night, they become hunters donned in ninja apparel. It just so happens that Kiri is descendant from ninja royalty, and Mary, well, she is a ghost. It seems that this world is not so normal upon a closer look. In this world, Dark Beings inhabit the night and threaten the life and safety of those who comes close to their wrath.
On a peculiarly stormy night, the girls offer room and food to a mysterious little girl stranded in front of the café. As if this was not enough, the night unfolds more mysterious as the Headless Horseman strolls into town. While the 3 girls grow closer on each passing day, it seems that the mysterious little girl, Lily, brings more than just questions and confusion with her to the little café.
The second original title from the new rising developer code;jp, Ninja Girl brings urban legend, monsters comedy, busty ninjas and headless men all together in this awesome romp of action. Go ninja go ninja go!
Sekai Project describes Eternal:
Father Thompson knows the answer. By the power of God, he builds a Church overnight. He saves them all. All but one: Mario Chou is a homeless man who wishes to reclaim his childhood friend. Proclaiming himself as "The Light of Darkness," Mario vows to destroy Thompson's Guiding Light with the power of friendship. The stalker. The occultist. The detective. The blessed one. These maidens of the real shall become magical girls!
Mawari Works presents ETERNAL, a project that's more than a visual novel but not quite an anime. With a top-tier roster of anime studio talent behind the scenes, the game has over 2000 unique cuts and images across 6 routes leading to a wide range of events and cinematic experiences. A battle of religion, magic girls and delusion is set to take place. The revolution begins in 2018.
Sekai Project describes Nanairo Reincarnation:
The summer heat is burning, as Kagami Makoto makes his way through his 3rd of college. While preoccupied with his studies, Kagami inherits his late grandfather's house and makes the decision to live on his own given the circumstances. However, he is soon to discover that there lives a pair of young women in this house, Iyo and Kikyou, neither of whom cast a reflection and neither seems to be even visible to anyone but Kagami! This is actually due to Kagami possessing a skill known as reisha, an astral vision allowing him to see young girls who claim to be spirits. It turns out that Kagami did not inherit just a house, he also inherited a duty, a duty to serve and protect the many spirits that roam this town and guide them peacefully into their eternal sleep.
Inheriting a generations old duty, Kagami must make peace with this newfound responsibility an figure out his life, as he takes on the honor of the Kagami family lineage. But before he can get settled and come to terms with this revelation, an incident occurs that rocks the little spirit town to its core.
From developer Silky's Plus Alpha, Nanairo Reincarnation takes an unlikely hero and thrust him into a world full of unknown. Players can enjoy multiple endings and scenarios as Kagami's adventure unfolds.
Silky's Plus Alpha originally released the game for the PlayStation Vita in September 2015. Sekai Project will release the "spirited drama" game on Steam.
Sekai Project describes Island Diary:
On an isolate island, a distant tropical wonder serves as home to the bear eared girl Momo. Despite the beautiful scenery in this seemingly idyllic paradise, she still experiences a sense of loneliness, as her only friends on this island are the cat eared Kuro and the rabbit eared Moka, however they have slowly been drifting apart from one another due to the existence of a certain diary. But one day, a young man wash ashore, unable to recall any detail of his past beyond his name thanks to a few of his belongings being with him. Momo discovers Ryou in his daze as he wakes up on the beach unable to grasp how he ended up in this strange little paradise, and with her help begins to shape together what is now to become his new life.
With the positive energy of Momo and the help of Ryou, the three girls and the lost young man find themselves building a new day on the solidary island together full of excitement and titillation.
Renowned dating sim artist Saji Sasai (Narcissu 3rd, Canvas 4) is back with her first personal project, Island Diary! From gorgeous scenery to beautiful girls and a little dose of mystery, Sasai creates a place of dreams, warmth and wonder.
Sekai Project will release the "casual romantic visual novel" on Steam.
Update: Sekai Project also announced several release details and updates:
- Wagamama High Spec is slated for July 25
- SakuSaku is slated for this fall
- Baldr Sky Dive1 “Lost Memory” and Baldr Sky Dive2 “Recodare” will get a combined release slated for mid-2018
- Rabi-Ribi will get a physical release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in late summer 2017
- Fault Silence the Pedant is now slated for the fourth quarter of 2017, and the demo is out on Sunday
- Original English visual novel Highway Blossoms will get a remastered physical release with English voice-overs, Chinese and Russian text options, and new music and art. The game will also get a free voice-over patch for those who already own the game.
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