…that I missed or forgot before
Got back from a trip on Sunday, and my magazines were waiting for me ^_^ So, here is the news – lots of fandisks!:
That’s from a quick skim of B’s Log and Girl’s Style, if I notice more news like release dates etc. I’ll stick them up! Scans to come for the new games, as well as a couple that have new characters/final art (like the werefrog game!)
Mahoutsukai to Goshujin-sama was Quinrose’s first commercial game. It was for the PC, and like following Quinrose games, was fairly drawn out and had a good bit of content, but was not up to the commercial standards of today.
In the October B’s Log, Quinrose announced a totally re-vamped Mahoutsukai to Goshujin-sama. I actually have the original, and can say that this will definitely be totally new.
Just compare the two pics below: the first is from the original, the lower one is the new art:
The character screen of the old version
And the cover of the new version
And not only the art is being redone. There were no voices in the original (I was a little disappointed after paying $50 for it!), but the re-release will be full voice. And to make it even better, they’ve revamped the system (which is acknowledged to be kind of slow), are adding tons of new scenes, and made each route deeper. Apparently the original had a large number of endings (I wouldn’t know, since was never able to finish it…) but they weren’t very involved, so the new version will have fewer, but more involved endings.
I am really looking forward to the new version – I tried to play the old one a little and still couldn’t, it was just too slow (the gameplay and the actual processing speed). The release date hasn’t been announced yet, but we know that it will be for the PC.
Yesasia has the PS2 Takuyo game Himehibi 2 for about 50% off! $43 is pretty good for a PS2 game, it’s only a few months old too (plus I liked it, heh).
If I notice any other deals in my wandering, I’ll update this post.
Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku is the newest title for the PSP coming from Otomate (developer Vingt-et-un Systems) sometime in 2010. It’s set in Kyoto during the Taisho era. The heroine Haru grew up poor, and at the beginning of the game, has been hired into the Miyanomori household, a powerful zaibatsu (think Doumyouji’s family in Hana Yori Dango) as a maid. What she doesn’t know is that the head of Miyanomori has just stated that he is stepping down, and will choose a successor from his six sons, sending the whole family into disarray.
The six Miyanomori brothers:
Left: Tadashi, Right: Isami
Tadashi (34 years old): The oldest son, Tadashi always assumed that he’d inherit control of the Miyanomori concern, and he has a tendency to look down on others. He’s in charge of the family’s banking business, and is a workaholic.
Isami (31 years old): Isami has a high rank in the military, and only cares about his country. He thinks that if you’re not increasing the power of Japan, you’re useless.
Left: Shigeru, Right: Susumu
Shigeru (26 years old): As opposed to his older brothers, Shigeru hates rules and being controlled, and loves freedom. Though he’s part of a huge
zaibatsu, apparently he’s been seen performing in the city’s entertainment district.
Susumu (22 years old): As a police officer, he has a strong sense of duty and morals. He strongly respects his brothers and family.
Left: Hiroshi, Right: Masashi
Hiroshi (18 years old): Curious about everything, Hiroshi’s hobby is invention. He’s very friendly and often chats with Haru.
Masashi (16 years old): Masashi is immature and childish – he only does what what he wants to, and dislikes anyone who disobeys him. Sometimes he also shows a cruel side.
Haru is drawn into the sons’ power struggles. The time limit of the game is one year. The gameplay includes setting your schedule of chores (and I believe these affect parameters).