By David Fernandes / May 6th, 2014
To the surprise of many, Eiyuu*Senki or Eiyuu Senki: The World, is getting localized for North America and Europe by Fruitbat Factory, who have previously localized titles such as Totsugeki! Ningen Sensha, 99 Spirits, and 100% Orange Juice. Originally released on PC by developers Tenco back in 2012, then later ported over to the PlayStation 3 by MAGES and 5pb, which was released last year in August. This will be one of the rare examples of a visual novel with RPG elements being officially localized for the Western market.
Eiyuu Senki was one of the many visual novels that had a fan translation project going for it, but the fan translators were slapped with a cease and desist order by the company, effectively putting an end to that. Many don’t usually say why they do, but in this case it seems they were open to an official release, which is a welcome sight to see. The game is a PlayStation 3 exclusive and will be released simultaneously in North America and Europe, but no release date has been stated at the current time.
In a world wherepowerful nations run rampant and heroes battle one another for supremacy, the great nation of Britannia seeks to unite the world through peaceful means while the European Union has adopted an aggressive policy and the Seafaring Nation of Vinland thrives on pillage and plunder. Far in the east, the small nation of Zipang is stuck fast in a quagmire of civil unrest.
In the midst of all this, our memory-loss stricken main character has a fateful meeting with a Hero of Yamatai, Himiko. Together they settle Zipang’s internal disputes and set off into a world covered with the burning embers of war.
Eiyuu Senki: The WorldFruitbat Factory