By Crystal Colwell / September 1st, 2015
MangaGamer.com have announced Kindred Spirits on the Roof will be releasing uncensored on Steam. General Manager of MangaGamer.com Koji Hotta stated, “We’ve always been proud of our work at MangaGamer.com and seeing the industry move in a socially progressive direction is motivating.”
“It’s great to see our years of effort finally paying off as visual novels containing adult content gain more mainstream acceptance and recognition as a valuable medium for artistic expression.” John Pickett, MangaGamer.com’s head translator commented. “This is monumental news for the industry as a whole. Everything will be open and up-front with this release; no off-site patch or workarounds. Kindred Spirits will be sold on Steam completely uncensored. Seeing frank depictions of same-sex relationships welcomed on such a major gaming platform is a true testament to the open-mindedness of our society and the growing desire for mature entertainment that people of all walks of life can enjoy.”
The story of Kindred Spirits focuses on a lesbian relationship between two ghost girls who haunt an all-girls academy and the unrequited feelings in their hearts, unable to fully experience love during their lives. The game features some explicit sexual content which will remain uncensored in the upcoming official Steam release. The game’s catchphrase is “Let’s make this a Yuritopia!”
Do you agree that there is a “growing desire” for these types of games to be released in more mainstream areas?
Source: Press Release