Welcome to this week’s update on your visual novel news. It has been a rather quiet week when it comes to English visual novel news. Especially when compared to last week’s update. However, there are still 2 Kickstarter campaigns that reached their funding goals, so there’s still news to report on.
On the Japanese side, we have a new title announcement by Giga, as well as an update for Rance 10 by Alicesoft and various trial releases for upcoming titles.
As usual, the news has been split between English Visual Novels, Japanese Visual Novels, and Nukige games specifically.
English visual novels
Undeclared: Higher Education reaches funding goal
The Kickstarter project for a new visual novel called “Undeclared: Higher Education” reached their funding goal with a few more days to go. Undeclared is a slice of (college) life visual novel centered around Owen Takeda. A student who’s not so good with this whole “social interaction” thing.
Now that the project’s main funding goal has been reached, there are still some stretch goals that could be reached. This includes epilogues for all available routes. The project still has about 70 hours left before the campaign comes to a close.
Princess Guard reaches funding goal
Another Kickstarter project that reached its funding goal last week is “Princess Guard“. A fantasy visual novel by Archelon Works featuring a bodyguard called Reinhold.
Princess Guard has an alpha demo available for those that are interested in checking it out.
There are still some stretch goals that need funding, including additional routes and an OP and ED to complete the package.
Short English title news
- Frontwing updated the website for Grisaia Phantom Trigger with a new character bio.
- Sekai Project published the first entry in a series called “Boss Blog“.
- The NekoPara OVA has been completed. More details coming in December.
- The 18+ version of Eden of Grisaia is currently in QA.
- Development of Cotton Candy Cyanide’s Quantum Suicide is currently on hold.
Japanese visual novels
New Giga title: Mell Kiss
Giga has announced a new game in the ongoing “kiss” series of games. A website for the visual novel called Mell Kiss has been opened, providing us with some details about this upcoming title.
It looks like there will be 4 main heroines once again, similar to previous titles. Character introduction pages and 1 gallery image are available for each of these heroines.
The story for Mell Kiss will be written by Tamaki Kotoya and Hasama. While the art will be done by Unasaka and Hanekoto. Apart from Hanekoto all of these staff members have worked on previous “kiss” titles.
Mell Kisswill be released on March 23.
Short Japanese title news
- Prekano announced a new title called Mikagami Sumika no Seifuku Katsudou (Website – nsfw).
- Tone Work’s also put up a teaser image for their 4th project.
- feng opened the website (nsfw) for upcoming title Zutto Mae Kara Joshi Deshita.
- BaseSon Light’s Kimihane Couples will be released on May 25.
- D.S. -Dal Segno- by CIrcus will get a PS4/PSVita edition in March next year.
- Clock Up released a trial for Nemurenu Hitsuji to Kodoku na Ookami.
- Lump of Sugar released a trial for Yorite Konoha wa Kurenai ni.
- Cube released a short Kuro & Shiro DLC for YuraUka.
- Alicesoft released a promo video for Rance 10 (Youtube).
- Hearts released a preview video for Koi Suru Kokoro to Mahou no Kotoba (Youtube).
- Giga released patch 1.04 for Baldr Bringer.
- Samoyed Smile released patch 1.02 for Yoru Meguru, Bokura no Maigo Kyoushitsu.
- Inre’s Bakumatsu Jinchuu Houkoku Resshiden Miburo reached gold status.
- Ushimitsu Soft’s delayed title Chuuni Hime no Teikoku finally reached gold status. Release in February.
Nukige (External NSFW links)
- Pachi Pachi Soft Kuro’s new title is called Choushi ni Notteru Layer de Otacir no Hime o Kyoushi no Ore ga Damashite Hame Torishite Mita.
- Moonstone released a trial for Imouto Paradise 3.
- Armadillo released a trial for Kanraku no Arena.
- Anim released a trial for Mesu Ochi! Kyonyuu Tsuma to no Iyasare Love Onsen.
- Cacao released a trial for Shuukatsu.
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.