News Round-Up for the Week of December 14

Get informed about new happenings in the visual novel world: preorders begin for DRAMAtical Murder’s English release, publisher ShiraVN rebrands to Shiravune, several console release announcements, and more.

New Trailer for Angelique Luminarse

Publisher Koei Tecmo announced the release of the otome visual novel in Japan on May 20th, 2021, for the Switch. A “Treasure BOX” edition containing a drama CD, an acrylic perpetual calendar, and a “Floating City Guide” guidebook will also be offered. Preorder bonuses include DLC.

Bloody Service Release Date Announced

The live action FMV-style, tennis-themed slasher visual novel from CASE has received, after a delay, a December 21st release date on Steam.

DRAMAtical Murder Receiving Official English Translation

The popular BL visual novel from Nitro+CHiRAL is getting an official English release from JAST BLUE. The limited edition includes a physical copy, Steam key, OST, and digital artbook. Preorders, in addition, get two of 6 pins. It can be ordered on the J-List store.

Eternal Radiance Gets Full Release

From Wraithseeker, the RPG/visual novel hybrid will leave early access on December 14th and be available on Steam in its final form. It’s also in development for the PlayStation 4 and Switch, with the intention of a 2021 release.

Fantasy Tavern Sextet Vol. 2: Adventurer’s Days Switch Launch Date Announced

The second volume in the medieval fantasy romance visual novel series from qureate will launch for Switch via the eShop on January 12th, 2021 worldwide.

English Version of Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ Coming to Switch

Originally released in Japan for the PlayStation Vita in 2019, the third installment of the franchise from Aksys Games will receive physical and digital copies for the Switch in early 2021.

Ai Kiss 2 Coming to Consoles in Japan

From Entergram and Giga, the romance visual novel first launched on PC in November. It will be coming to PS4 and Switch on March 25th, 2021.

Nekopara Vol. 4 Gets Console Release Date

Already available for PC via Steam, the 4th game in the popular romance series from CFK and NEKO WORKs will release on Switch and PS4 on December 22nd.

ShiraVN Rebrands to Shiravune, Announces New Games Coming Soon

The publisher is best known for their release of the Utawarerumono series on PC as well as more obscure horror titles like Salthe and Iwaihime. The team announced they have at least eight new titles in the works at some stage of translation or development.

School Days Lead to Debut as VTuber

Kotonoha Katsura will start her new career as a VTuber on Christmas Eve (December 24th), as announced by the visual novel creator 0verflow. More details will be announced on the Twitter account.

Muv-Luv Event Announced for End of the Year

Publisher aNCHOR revealed a dedicated event for the visual novel franchise. While details are still forthcoming, news and merchandise is to be expected.

Kickstarter Launches This Week

It Happened on a Saturday

Dev: Deserae

Genre: Slice of Life

Ends: January 13th, 2021

“How do you spend your Saturdays? Are you a child with an active imagination? A teenager who’s tired and wants to play video games? Or are you an adult who’s stressed about everyday life?

Follow a family of three as they try to find why there is no food left in the house, why the basement door is always locked, and most importantly. How to spend your Saturday!”

Ashe Thurman