Fruitbat Factory Releases 'The Princess, the Stray Cat, and Matters of the Heart' Game on Steam on June 17

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Game inspired series of anime shorts in July 2017

Fruitbat Factory announced on Friday that it and Tokyotoon will release The Princess, the Stray Cat, and Matters of the Heart (Nora to Ōjo to Noraneko Heart) adult visual novel on Steam worldwide on June 17. The game will feature English and Japanese text and Japanese audio, and will later support Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese text. Players can play the game with text display of two languages of their choice.

The release will retail for US$19.99, and will also feature a digital artbook, soundtrack, and vocal song album. A demo for the game is available now.

Harukaze, the game's original developer, had announced in November that the game series would get an "overseas edition."

Harukaze released the first game for PC in February 2016. The game received a port for the PlayStation Vita in September 2017, and then a port for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch launched on October 25. Tokyotoon developed the PS Vita, PS4, and Switch ports.

The Steam page describes the story:

Once upon a time, after his mother passed away, a boy called Nora felt all alone in the world. He spent every day with his unique and kind hearted friends until one fateful day, he had a chance encounter with a princess from the Netherworld.

A sequel game, titled Nora, Princess, and Crying Cat. (Nora to Ōjo to Noraneko Heart 2), launched for PS4, PS Vita, and Switch on February 28. Hato again returned to write the scenario for the game, and Itsuki Ōzora drew the illustrations.

The first game inspired a series of five-minute anime shorts that premiered in July 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the 12-episode anime as it aired. A manga adaptation of the first game launched in Kadokawa's Dengeki G's Comic magazine in June 2017. Additionally, Kentarō Kobayashi wrote a novel adaptation with illustrations by Itsuki Ōzora that also launched in June 2017. Hato supervised the novel.

Harukaze has greenlit a new anime project for the game series.

Sources: Press release, Steam

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