JAST USA to Release Majikoi!, Machine Child Games

posted on 2017-07-03 02:06 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Majikoi previously inspired TV anime, Ooyari Ashito developed Machine Child game

Visual novel and game distributor JAST USA announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Sunday that it will release MinatoSoft's Majikoi! Love Me, Seriously! (Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!!) and Oyari Ashito's Machine Child game. JAST USA has not yet revealed release dates for either game.

JAST USA describes Majikoi! Love Me, Seriously!:

Experience the hugely popular visual novel that spawned a whole franchise, including a hit anime series!

Naoe Yamato, a second-year student at Kawakami Highschool, has grown up with his close-knit group of friends. They've been attached at the hip for as long as people can remember, and get up to all kinds of antics. Then, in the new semester, two more girls join their friendship group, and things get a little crazier...

A modern-day highschool comedy...where the girls are all descendants of samurai who still follow the bushido code to this day! Laughs and action abound as the guys do their best not to lose out to these tough warrior chicks.

JAST USA will release the game on PC.

The game spawned a television anime adaptation in 2011. Sentai Filmworks licensed the series with the title Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls, and streamed it through Crunchyroll, Hulu, and The Anime Network. Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012.

MinatoSoft developed the game. MinatoSoft's Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de also received a television anime adaptation in 2008, and the developer's Girls Beyond the Wasteland game also inspired a television anime adaptation in January 2016. MinatoSoft also developed two visual novels for the Yuki Yuna Is a Hero franchise, which were bundled with the anime's first and sixth home video volumes in Japan.

JAST USA describes Machine Child:

In a faraway time, in a faraway place, a lucky merchant acquires a miraculous machine, said to bring infinite wealth and good fortune to anyone who uses it...

As the player, your goal is to raise a "Machine Child," a girl born from a mysterious device. Your choices shape her strengths and weaknesses, personality and relationships, and ultimately her future. Will she become a beloved singer? A skulking assassin? It all depends on you.

Machine Child will feature multiple girls to raise, a large selection of costumes, and a wide variety of events (including vacation events), all beautifully illustrated by Oyari Ashito.

The game will have a simultaneous worldwide release in both English and Japanese. JAST USA plans to release the game on Steam, and may also release the game on other platforms depending on sales. Ashito is credited with the concept, character designs, artwork, and game design. Hoashi Keigo (Nier Automata) is composing the music.

Ashito revealed Machine Child in June 2016, and funded its development through Japanese subscription service website Enty. Ashito stated that the game was inspired in part by Gainax's Princess Maker series.

JAST USA previously released Littlewitch Romanesque, which also featured designs by Ashito. The company also announced in July 2016 that it will release Eiyu Senki which similarly features designs by Ashito.

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