AX 2015 VN & RPG Announcements Roundup

FLOWERS

JAST
JAST USA announced at Anime Expo that they will be releasing a yuri game FLOWERS from Innocent Grey (Kara no Shoujo), and an interactive photography game SoniComi from Nitroplus (Song of Saya, Hanachirasu, Demonbane). The first of the four FLOWERS games, FLOWERS -Le Volume sur Printemps- will be released this Autumn and Sonicomi will be released in Winter 2015.

Indivisible

Lab Zero Games
From the creators of Skullgirls, Lab Zero Games presented an action RPG Indivisible at Anime Expo which features music from Hiroki Kakuta (Secret of Mana). There will be an Indiegogo campaign and a playable prototype coming soon, and it’ll be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Not much information is known at this point since it is a new IP.

Digimon

Bandai Namco
Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth will be coming in 2016 for PS4 and PSV.

Zero Escape 3

Aksys Games
Aksys Games announced that they’ve licensed a 2D platformer Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidus, along with Zero Escape 3; the final instalment in the Zero Escape trilogy. ZE3 is slated for Summer 2016 on the 3DS and PSV, and Chronicles of Teddy ‘coming soon’ for WiiU and PS4.

G-senjou no Maou

Sekai Project
Sekai Project has announced a series of projects. First up is G-senjou no Maou – The Devil on G-string by AKABEi SOFT2, which will be available on Steam this summer with more information coming at Otakon.

Sunrider: Liberation Day is the third instalment in the military science-fiction and mecha Sunrider series. The opening song features vocals by Rita (Little Busters!, Yosuga no Sora), and more information can be found here.

Purple Software’s Chrono Clock was also licensed.

WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode. 02 is the second instalment of the WORLD END ECONOMiCA trilogy which is written by the author of Spice & Wolf, Isuna Hasekura. It’ll be coming out in July on Steam.

Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition- is a thriller escape visual novel by Regista/Yeti, more information to come soon!

A Narcissu remake project has been greenlit, it will include content from Narcissu 1 to 3, the PSP release and an exclusive scenario. There will be new art, re-recorded voices and new extras. Again, more information to come soon.

Umineko

MangaGamer
MangaGamer announced an all-ages romantic yuri game, A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering When We Met. It will be a PC port of the mobile version.

Another title is a sci-fi doujin game, Himawari: The Sunflower, which was originally created by Blank Note and remade by Frontwing (Grisaia) with new artwork. The adult version will be available to purchase from the MangaGamer site, and another all-ages version on Steam. Purchases of the adult version will come with a free Steam key.

07th Expansion’s (Higurashi When They Cry) famous murder mystery visual novel, Umineko When They Cry will be released on Steam with an updated translation, new sprite art and original music. The sprites will be interchangeable with the original ones, and Umineko will have episodic releases.

Lastly is Alicesoft’s (Rance series) Beat Blades Haruka, an eroge with RPG gameplay.

More information about these titles can be found on the MangaGamer blog.

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