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Criminal Girls X Smartphone, PC Game Announced With English-Subtitled Trailer

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RPG slated for release in both Japan, West

Former Imageepoch CEO Ryohei Mikage new company Mikage LLC. announced Criminal Girls X as the company's first game on Saturday. Mikage LLC. began streaming a promotional video with English subtitles.

The role-playing game is slated for release for smartphones and PC in Japan, as well as for undecided platforms in the West. It is undecided whether the game's Western release will use the Criminal Girls title. Mikage LLC. told the website Gematsu that it also hopes to release the game on other platforms such as PlayStation 4.

Gematsu announced that it is cooperating with Mikage LLC. to translate media and promotional information for the game. The website's current staff member Sal Romano and former staff member Olivia Iwai are working on the translations.

The VR-compatible game celebrates the 10th anniversary of the game series. Kei Mochizuki is designing the characters, and Sō Yoda is providing the scenario. Nekodaruma is the sound composer. Chiwa Saito is voicing the main heroine, and Yuichiro Umehara is playing the protagonist cat.

Mikage LLC. describes the game's story:

Criminal Girls X is being produced around the theme of “pure love.”

The heroine, the protagonist's fiancee, is dragged into a mysterious incident and loses her life as a result.

After living a full life in order to rescue his beloved, the protagonist prays to God.

In that moment he learns the truth, that his fiancee's soul has descended to Asura, the domain on the brink of hell.

“I want to hold her in my arms again…”

The protagonist awakens in the form of a cat, surrounded by a group of 24 young women.

The developers plan to announce more information about the game on April 26.

Nippon Ichi Software released Imageepoch's original Criminal Girls game for PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2010. Criminal Girls: Invite Only — the PS Vita version of the original Criminal Girls game — debuted in Japan in 2013. Nippon Ichi Software then released Criminal Girls 2 for PS Vita in Japan in 2015.

NIS America released Criminal Girls: Invite Only in the West in 2015, and released it for PC in 2017. NIS America also released the second game, Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, in North America in 2016.

Sources: Criminal Girls games' official website, Mikage LLC.'s YouTube channel, Gematsu (Sal Romano), Famitsu.com


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