Visual novel highlights week Aug 21 – Aug 27, Tech Gian 10 new games and new websites

Hello! And welcome to another week of visual novel goodness. Last week meant the release of the new Tech Gian issue, and as usual, it did not disappoint. It usually means that a lot of Japanese publishers decide to post some important information in the same week. And this week meant exactly that.

If you can’t wait, then I suggest you scroll down to the Japanese portion of the post to read all about the newly opened game websites. Including information on the new Lump of Sugar title, and also an unexpected announcement from hibiki works.

The English side has been a bit quiet this week but we still had some action. With the Wonderful Everyday Kickstarter campaign coming to an end, and the upcoming release of Saku Saku. As per usual, the news has been split between English Visual Novels, Japanese Visual Novels, and Nukige games specifically.

English visual novels

Muv-Luv Alternative Beta now available for Kickstarter backers

Degica has released a beta edition of the Muv-Luv Alternative visual novel for Kickstarter backers who supported the original campaign. A Steam page has been published as well (here), with a release date of September 19 for everyone who was not an original backer.

Their next goal is to finish up the PS Vita edition of the game.

Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki slightly delayed, but still on sale this week

The release of the English for Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki was originally planned for last week, but was unfortunately delayed. The new release date has now been set to this week, on August 31.

Also remember that the English title is “Saku Saku: Love Blooms with the Cherry Blossoms”.

Short English title news

  • The Wonderful Everyday Kickstarter finished with a total of $105,928 raised.
  • The Shining Song Starnova Kickstarter still has about 11 days to go and could use some more pledges.
  • The various editions of The House in Fata Morgana are now on sale at Mangagamer to celebrate the addition of Russian language support.
  • Anomie by new developer Cascade of Leaves was released on Steam.

Japanese visual novels

Yorite Konoha wa Kurenai ni (Lump of Sugar)

The new Lump of Sugar title was announced this week. It’s title is “Yorite Konoha wa Kurenai ni“. And it’ll be a pure love visual novel themed around Kemonomimi people living alongside normal humans.

A special website has been opened here. It currently already has pages available for the story, the character introductions for 4 heroines, and a event CG page. It also tells us that the art will be handled by Lump of Sugar regular Moekibara Fumitake.

Read the full synopsis here.

Website open for Azarashi Soft’s Amakano ~Second Season~+

Azarashi Soft opened the website for the upcoming Amakano fandisc. In this onescroll website you’ll find a great preview for the plus game of the second season. It has a character introduction section in case you forgot about the heroines. Each with 1 preview CG. As well as a setting introduction with some of the beautiful background that the game will feature.

The release date has been set to December 22.

Website open for Sangoku Hime 5

Unicorn-A’s series turn-based strategy game series for Sangoku Hime continues. This time with the opening of the website of already the fifth main entry in the series. The newly opened page has a short story outline available, as well as 6 character pages as well an introduction for the protagonist Akito. Apart from that there’s a quick system introduction, which is bound to be expanded later.

The game’s release date has been set to December 8.

New Hibiki Works title: Natural Vacation

It seems that Hibiki Works is taking a break from their usual “Cation” series. They’ve just announced new title “Natural Vacation“, with promo artwork featuring 2 heroines (see above). For now, we only know that the art will be handled by Asami Asami. And the story by Minase Takumi and Nakajima Taiga.

The release date for Natural Vacation has currently been set to December 22.

Light opens website for Sora no Baroque

Joining the many other companies that opened new website last week. Light has also opened the website for new title Sora no Baroque. The website for this post-apocalypse game features a story page, various character introduction pages, a world introduction page, and a gallery with 16 images so far.

Short Japanese title news

  • Wonder Fool released the trial for October game Junjou Karen Freaks.
  • Curefull Base released the trial for debut title Tsugihagi Make Peace.
  • The name for Cosmic Cute’s new title is Unjou no Fairy Tale.
  • Navel’s Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou 2.2 AxL+SA!! will be released on December 22.
  • Island Belle released the OP for their debut title Dolphin Blade (Youtube).
  • Miti also released the OP for their debut title, Hoshi Furu Yoru no Farnese (Youtube).
  • Navel’s Flowers -Le Volume sur Hiver- reached gold status.
  • D.C. III ~Da Capo III~ Dream Days reached gold status as well.
  • And so did Omochi Soft’s debut title Arui wa Koi to Iu Na no Mahou.
  • The website was opened for the PS Vita edition of Clover Day’s.

Nukige (External NSFW links)

  • New Nexton brand Pure-Liquid is working on a new title called Venus Resort -Kyonyuu Rankou Island-.
  • New brand Peony is working on a title called Ore wa Jukujo Kyouai Shugi.
  • Monako released the trial for Kimi ni Semaru Otome no Lesson.
  • Studio Orca released a trial for Yuganda Uso no Koi to Letter.
  • Mink EGO released a trial for Toumei Ningen – Iregui Chuuzou.
  • seal-tutu opened the website for Isekai Fuuzoku, Hajimemashita!?
  • Appetite released the trial for Uchi no Ichizu na Tsuma ni Kagitte…
  • Complets is working on a new title that will be released in November.

Final word

We do our best to find all items that might interest you as a visual novel fan. Still, if you feel like there’s anything missing in this post, feel free to contact us on twitter or through our contact page. Next week’s post should be on schedule as usual.