Recent Visual Novel Releases

This week marks the release of three visual novels on Steam; Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-, A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk, and SeaBed. All of these are available with a 10% discount for the first week until 4th January 2018.


Hoshizora no Memoria is a romantic visual novel from Favorite. After their mother passes away, Kogasaka You and Chinami move to live with their aunt back in Hibarigasaki where they once lived. Before he moved to the city, You made friends with a girl on an observatory lookout where he spent his time every day. The girl made him promise that they would get married once You returned to Hibarigasaki after finding out that he would be moving.

After returning, he joins the astronomy club at school, starts working at the local cafe and finds that the lookout has been fenced-off. There he discovers a scythe-wielding girl named Mare who looks strangely like his childhood friend. Who is she really, and will You find the girl he made the promise with?

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SeaBed Review

Zetsuna’s back, this time with SeaBed! Thanks to Fruitbat Factory for their hard work localizing this title!

A one-off kinetic novel project from doujin circle Paleontology Soft, SeaBed is the tale of childhood friends turned lovers, Mizuno Sachiko and Takako, who have now been separated by some strange circumstance that neither can recall. Enter Narasaki Hibiki, the friendly neighborhood psychiatrist (and also another childhood friend of Sachiko’s) who takes it upon herself to bring some clarity to the situation. Together but also separately, all three go about their daily lives in the heyday of the late 1980s as they inch closer to finding out just what happened.

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Lionheart Released!


Shiisanmei’s fantasy RPG, Lionheart, has been released on Steam by Fruitbat Factory! Lionheart tells the travels of Leon Lionheart and his party as they explore the magical labyrinth ‘Libra Corridor’ and meet new allies. His father was once also an adventurer, who travelled alongside the former mercenary Orsin. With the nun Emma and Justicar Maria Sinkirk who later joins their party, what will they find in the dungeon?

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Neko Navy Review

Zetsuna’s back, this time with Neko Navy! Development was done by DeathMofuMofu and crew, and Fruitbat Factory took care of the English release.

It’s a band of flying cats versus “soothing enemies,” ranging from planes to pills to sausage ropes and all sorts of things to shoot and blow up. There’s three difficulty levels – Easy, Hard, and DEATH – so pick the one suited to your bullet hell game ability and proceed to let the fur fly.

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Neko Navy Steam Release

Neko Navy

DeathMofuMofu’s bullet hell game, Neko Navy, has been released on Steam thanks to Fruitbat Factory! You can play as six different cats (of which three are unlockable), defeating various bombers in this horizontal-scrolling shooter. With easy controls and three difficulties (Easy, Hard, Death), it’s easy for anyone to pick up and play!

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Chuusotsu – 1st Graduation Demo & Side Story


A playable demo for Fruitbat Factory’s Chuusotsu – 1st Graduation: Time After Time is now available! The final stretch goals of the Kickstarter campaign (we’ve previously written about it here) have also been revealed as a new opening movie, limited physical artbook and an all-new side-story from Studio Beast; Chuusotsu – 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle! Expected to be 1-2 hours in length, it introduces a new character and will be included with pledges over $15 if met. Funding for this will start after the new CG stretch goals have been met.

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A Butterfly in the District of Dreams Release


Life a Little’s slice-of-life romance visual novel, A Butterfly in the District of Dreams (originally titled Dare ka ga Koi Shita Hankagai, or Darekoi for short), has been released by Sekai Project! First released in Japan in 2013, Darekoi is set in a town named Olive Village, which happens to be paradoxically old-fashioned and refreshingly new. Further confounding regular perception, time seems to not pass at all beyond the course of a regular day. Thus our protagonist, Yumesaki Haruki, strays from the university path and partakes of the story of Olive Village and its residents.

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