Sekai Project Announces 10 New Game Releases
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Sekai Project announced at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it has licensed 9-nine-: Episode 3, The Ditzy Demons Are in Love With Me - Fan Disc, Muv-Luv photonflowers*, Amatsutsumi, The Seventh Sign -Mr. Sister-, Love's Sweet Garnish 2, Alice Escaped!, Tobari 2: Dream Ocean, Victory Project, and Unity Unions games.
9-nine-: Episode 3 is the latest installment in Palette's 9-nine- visual novel series. The visual novels all center on a different heroine and story with each game, but are all set in the same world. Sekai Project describes the game:
Shiromitsugawa City: an academic city with no other particular features.
A large earthquake hits the city, damaging the sacred treasure in the Hakuda Tsukumo Shrine, and causing strange items appear from a parallel world. These "artifacts" grant strange powers to their owners, with incidents of an owner abusing their powers and turning people into stone.
Having learned of the item that causes this petrification, the "Evil Eye Artifact", Niimi Kakeru teams up with his classmate, Kujou Miyako, and his sister, Niimi Sora, to investigate and put a stop to the culprit.
During the investigation, they find themselves at odds with "Rig Veda", an organization of artifact users. Among their members, they spot their upperclassman in school, Kosaka Haruka.
Sekai Project released 9 -nine-: Episode 1 for the PC on January 31.
Smile's The Ditzy Demons Are in Love With Me - Fan Disc is a fan disc based on the original The Ditzy Demons Are in Love With Me (Boku to Koisuru Ponkotsu Akuma) game. Sekai Project describes the game:
Those ditzy demons are back once again in the fan disc for The Ditzy Demons Are in Love With Me. The fan disc contains a series of after stories featuring all the lovable heroines from the original game. What kind of antics will Riria and the rest of these ditzy demons get into?
Sekai Project released The Ditzy Demons Are in Love With Me for PC last October. The fan disc release does not require the original game, but it will have spoilers for the original game's story.
anchor's (formerly Ixtl) Muv-Luv photonflowers* will debut on Steam this summer. The game is a collection of Muv-Luv-themed short stories that were originally exclusive to the PlayStation. An English translation of short stories collections photonflowers* and photonmelodies was the US$720,000 stretch goal in the Muv-Luv Kickstarter campaign that ran in 2015.
Sekai Project describes Muv-Luv photonflowers*:
Featuring a dozen unique stories from both sides of the Muv-Luv franchise.
From the Extra universe: An extensive epilogue to Sumika's ending from Muv-Luv Extra Six individual ministories from the perspectives of the game's main heroines, taking place prior to the events of Muv-Luv Extra
From the world of Alternative:
Three stories that shed new light on the events and characters introduced in Muv-Luv Alternative, including backstories for Captain Isumi and Sergeant Jinguuji Two ministories featuring all-new characters that expand upon Alternative's war-torn alternate reality by exploring the unique perspectives of the unsung heroes and supporting players in the war against the BETA
Muv-Luv Extra and Muv-Luv Unlimited launched for PC via Steam in English in July 2016, and Muv-Luv Alternative launched on Steam in September 2017. The games received PS Vita ports in Japan in January 2016, and PQube Games released the PS Vita ports in the West in June 2018.
Publisher Degica and developer Ixtl held a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to fund the English releases. The campaign met its initial goal of US$250,000 within eight hours, and ultimately raised US$1,255,444.
Purple Software released the Amatsutsumi visual novel in Japan in 2016. Sekai Project describes the game:
Our hero, Makoto, possesses the power of "kotodama" which allows one to control people with the power of one's voice.
Having an interest in the outside world, he leaves the hidden village he has lived in all his life. However, he found himself woefully unprepared and collapses on the side of the road in a small town almost as remote as his village. Just as he's resigned himself to death, he's saved by Oribe Kokoro, a girl whose family runs a cafe in that town.
Using his kotodama powers, Makoto becomes a part of the Oribe family and begins attending school with Kokoro. He soon meets several girls who each have their own special circumstances. Will Makoto be able to use kotodama to help these girls? And what is the true nature of kotodama?
This is a story of the words that weave the ties that bind...
Sekai Project previously released Purple Software's ChronoClock visual novel on the PC in February 2017.
The Seventh Sign -Mr. Sister- (Neko Kami-sama to, Nanatsu Boshi) is the third title by Sweet & Tea. Sekai Project describes the game:
"Good morning, Big sis!"
Vividly blonde hair and cat ears - - the beloved half-sister, Aoba Erika, once again visits the room of Reiji - - her male sister.
Reiji is her older brother, unquestionably a man, but he is also her older sister. And her cat ears are indeed the genuine article -- ones that appear and disappear thanks to a certain impetus, and can't be taken off. There are certain, complicated circumstances that led to this, but Reiji himself has accepted it. He neither corrects her, nor does he speak effeminately, as he continues his life.
Regardless, this isn't exactly the daily routine of the Aoba household. Obviously a sister should refer to her brother as a brother, and her cat ears shouldn't even exist.
It all started when a cat-eared girl named Fuuko saved Reiji's life. She claimed that she was a god and that three fragments of her divine powers are trapped inside him. As it turns out, those fragments are not a good thing to be inside ordinary humans and unless they get those fragments out of him and back into Fuuko, they're both doomed to die.
It's a life-or-death race against the clock for Reiji and Fuuko! And maybe after this is resolved maybe he can figure out what's going on with Erika as well.
Sekai Project previously licensed Sweet & Tea's How to Raise a Wolf Girl (Kemono Musume no Sodatekata) and will release the game in the fourth quarter of 2019.
CANVAS+GARDEN's Love's Sweet Garnish 2 (Koi ni, Kanmi wo Soete 2 ) is a sequel that focuses more on the characters Ciel and Koron. Sekai Project describes the game:
Months after the reopening of the cafe, Milk Hall Caramella, the season now shifts to summer. It is a time that is much loved by the people who live in this town. Thanks to promotion from magazines and television, the cafe becomes very popular.
With a need for more staff, soon underclassmen Ciel and Koron have come to help out at Caramella as well.
With everything going on, our hero Asaki's grandmother gradually becomes well again and is able to visit the cafe after it's reopening. She is deeply moved by the bustling business inside the cafe. It's at that moment that she approaches Asaki to not simply continue to run the cafe for her but to formally have him be the successor to the cafe. No longer unsure of what to do, Asaki is steadfast in his goal to protect Caramella.
Sekai Project released the first Love's Sweet Garnish game on the PC last September.
illuCalab's Alice Escaped! game is an action platformer with character designs by PICPICGRAM. Sekai Project describes the game:
It was the end of summer vacation.
In order to finish up their homework, Usada and Kotora come upon an old library. However, though she was hardly done with her homework, Usada came across a massive book with a mysterious aura to it. A piece of paper fell out and on it were the words "Find Alice."
The moment they looked at each other, a bright light shot out of the book and engulfed the two of them.
When they opened their eyes, they found themselves in an unknown world. They also noticed that they wore cute and frilly dresses now.
Suddenly, they both saw a mysteriously rabbit like creature dart through the grass in front of them.
"I bet it knows something about all this!"
Gripping their weapons, the two of them journey through this Alice in Wonderland-like world and give chase.
Sekai Project previously released illuCalab's A Magical High School Girl (Mahō no Jōshikōsei) on PC and iOS in 2016.
Desunoya's Tobari 2: Dream Ocean is an action platformer game. Sekai Project describes the game:
Tobari is back in the latest action platformer from indie developer, Desunoya. Use that staff and smack around your enemies for their magic as you traverse the Dream Ocean. Seek out the mysterious voice that calls to you from beyond the sea as you journey with Tobari into this unknown new world.
Utilize over 30 types of magic and explore different stages with their own fair share of challenges. Have a fear of falling into pits? There's even an Easy Mode that allows you to return to a moment before in the game.
Sekai Project released the first game, Tobari and the Night of the Curious Moon (Fushigi na Tsuki no Yoru no Tobari), on the PC in 2015.
Victory Project is the first title by Chinese developer 33paradox, and is a visual novel with puzzle game elements. Sekai Project will release the game on GOG, Nutaku, and Denpasoft. The game will be a launch title for the company's own SekaiProject.com.
Sekai Project describes the game:
Ramon was serving a life sentence for helping politicians to launder money. After spending two years in jail however, an amnesty provides a new opportunity for him to lift him from his despair.
He is sent to Hive Island to work as a volunteer but rather than expecting further imprisonment or hard labor, he is surrounded by beautiful girls! However behind that peaceful life was a conspiracy. One that will pull him and his love from their peaceful existence down a far more sinister one.
Denneko Yuugi's Unity Unions action game is set in the same world and some after the events of Denneko Yuugi's earlier Machina of the Planet Tree -Planet Ruler- (Seiju no Kishin). The game is slated for release on Steam and other platforms. Sekai Project describes the game:
Corona Megistus, a girl from a family of gemstone magicians, unexpectedly comes across the core of the Machina, Arcturus. Alongside Arcturus, the novice gemstone magician, Corona begins to practice the art of gemstone magic.
Sekai Project released the Machina of the Planet Tree -Planet Ruler- game on PC in 2015.
Sources: Anime Expo panel, Press release