Dies Irae Switch Version's Opening Video Reveals Delay to October 18

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Game was originally slated for September 27 release

Developer Light began streaming an opening video on Friday for the Nintendo Switch version of its Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ visual novel. The video reveals that the visual novel will now launch in Japan on October 18. The game was originally slated to launch on September 27.

The new version will have new scenario titled "Saoshyant Desantile: Kami Naru Za ni Resshi Tsutawaru Kyūseishu" (The Savior That Sat Upon the Throne of Gods) that will serve as a prequel for the story of the Dies irae Pantheon smartphone game.

The original Dies irae -Also sprach Zarathustra- adult visual novel shipped for PC in 2007. The Dies irae Also sprach Zarathustra -die Wiederkunft- game with additional scenarios also shipped for PC in 2007. The Dies irae ~Acta est Fabula~ and Dies irae ~Acta est Fabula~ -Scharlachrot Grun- games then shipped for PC in 2009. Light shipped the Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ game on the PlayStation Portable in June 2012 and on PC in August 2012, and then released a smartphone port for Android and iOS devices. The publisher released the Dies irae ~Interview with Kaziklu Bey~ side-story spinoff game in March 2016.

views Co., Ltd. released its English-localized version of Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~ on PC via Steam in June 2017. Light launched a Kickstarter campaign to localize the game in December 2016, and it reached its US$160,000 goal in January 2017.

The game inspired a 12-episode television anime adaptation that premiered last October. Crunchyroll streamed the episodes worldwide outside of Asia. Funimation also streamed an English dub. The anime's additional last six episodes debuted on the AbemaTV streaming service on July 1. Crunchyroll also streamed the episodes.

Sources: Light's YouTube channel

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