By Patrick Aguda / February 13th, 2016
Sekai Project has announced three new titles at Animation on Display 2016. The titles include a dungeon crawling RPG and some visual novels.
The first title in the list is from Winged Cloud, the creators of Sakura Spirit, Sakura Swim Club and Sakura Clicker. Winged Cloud’s newest title is called Sakura Dungeon. Sakura Dungeon is first-person dungeon crawling RPG. The RPG will be set in a fantasy world in which humans and monsters are constantly at war.
The second title is from visual novel developer, Favorite. Hoshizora no Memoria –Wish Upon a Shooting Star- was first released in Japan in 2009 for PC. It is a romantic visual novel and is seeing an official release in the West thanks to the efforts of Sekai Project.
The final title is a visual novel which has not even been released in Japan yet. This visual novel is called KARAKARA. KARAKARA is a brand new visual novel from calme. The scenario for the VN is penned by Kio Nachi. Kio Nachi has written the scenario for Yumiko’s route in The Fruit of Grisaia and also wrote the scenario for AOKANA: Four Rhythm Across the Blue. KARAKARA will be illustrated by p19. She has previously illustrated for Himegitsune no Servant, Skyride!, and Vamp on the Deadline.
The theme song for KARAKARA is titled “Rakuen” and will be sung by Luna. Sekai Project is looking to release the English version of the game on both Steam and Denpasoft on June 27, 2016. The Japanese version of the game is expected to release in Late July 2016.
An Indiegogo campaign is currently going on for KARAKARA. The goal for the campaign is $30,000. If you’re interested in KARAKARA please support it on Indiegogo HERE.
For more information on these titles please check out the Press Release from Sekai Project below.
Sekai Project Announces Three new Titles at Animation on Display in Santa Clara, CA
Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with newly revealed games and signings by special surprise guest artists
LOS ANGELES – February 13, 2016 – Sekai Project, a publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment today announced the unveiling of three new titles being added to their growing roster of games and visual novels. A list of the three new titles being announced this weekend at Animation on Display (AOD) in Santa Clara, CA can be found below. Those attending the event can take part in the live announcement panel on Saturday at 12PM PST, followed by a special live signing by up-and-coming Japanese artists p19, rityu, and kio nachi at2PM on Saturday at the Sekai Project booth located at Indie Game Alley D31.
Developer: Winged Cloud
From Winged Cloud, the creators of Sakura Spirit, Sakura Swim Club, and the highly-addicting Sakura Clicker, comes Sakura Dungeon. Sakura Dungeon is a first-person dungeon crawling RPG set in a fantasy world where monsters and humans have been at war with one another for generations. However, a new battle is brewing….
In this story players will assume the role of an ancient fox spirit who awakens after several hundred years of deep sleep to find that possession of her lovingly made dungeon has been taken from her! As if that wasn’t enough cause for alarm, she has also been robbed of her power, leaving her weak and vulnerable. She soon discovers that it was a heroic knight who woke her from her slumber, and after a brief fight and “negotiation,” the knight decides to join her on an adventure to reclaim the dungeon! Together, they will unearth great treasures, reveal secrets and hidden rooms, and recruit monster girls to fight by their side…all while avoiding traps, fighting off dangerous enemies and bosses across multiple floors, and uncovering the devious plans of the new dungeon lord. One of the most important mechanics of Sakura Dungeon is the ‘capture’ mechanic, wherein the player will be able to capture monster girls they encounter and add them to their party.
In addition dungeon exploring, Sakura Dungeon is also packed with extensive dialogue and plenty of gorgeous backdrops and cutscene artwork for the player to unlock as they carefully navigate their way through the dungeon.
Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish Upon a Shooting Star-
Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish Upon a Shooting Star- is a romantic VN that contains branching plotlines, a deep emotionally-driven narrative, gorgeous cut scenes, and a multiple endings based off of the choices that the player makes during the game.
After their mother passes away, Kogasaka You and his younger sister, Chinami pack up and move out of the city back to their hometown of Hibarigasaki to live with their aunt Shino. Before making the move to the city, You spent almost every single day after school playing with a girl up at the town observatory lookout; she was You’s first true friend. And when she learns of You’s upcoming relocation to the city she becomes very upset…so much so that she makes him promise to her that one-day he must return to Hibarigasaki to marry her. And with a final departure she kisses You on the forehead.
Years later, upon returning to Hibarigasaki, You comes across a now abandoned, fenced-off observatory lookout. It is at this lookout where he encounters a mysterious scythe-wielding girl named Mare who looks strangely like his childhood friend from years past. But as You’s life back in his hometown progresses, he is able to makes new friends both in the astronomy club at school and while working at a local restaurant, all while still attempting to seek out his childhood friend. Intrigued, he continues to visit with this mysterious girl at the lookout, but who is she really, and will he ever be to find his childhood friend and make good on his promise?
Production Studio: calme
KARAKARA. It is the sound of aridity. It is the sound of dry asphalt and sandy winds. It is the sound of relentless sunshine, as well as the sound of a withering race.
The “Age of Dusk.” It is a time of senescence for the human species, during which hybrids known as the “Others”—those who are human, yet not—exist in great numbers. On the windswept barrens of a land without moisture, a small gathering of people make their living in a world they no longer know. Down a stretch of highway and far from the heart of the town are two such people who run a small diner. To them, the circumstances that reshaped their world is of far less concern than the number of lunch boxes they can load into their delivery vehicle. After all, leaving customers hungry is not good for business, and business keeps them fed. Day after day, they occupy themselves with the endless work of their store. However, the comfortable monotony of their daily lives is turned on its head when they discover a large suitcase by the roadside on their way home from deliveries. Lying on the suitcase, unmoving, is a young girl with pink hair…
Though parched, they keep each other company, and while hollow, they fill each other’s voids. So shall they live on this land so arid.
KARAKARA is expected to be released on Steam and Denpasoft on June 27, 2016. Those interested can support KARAKARA on Indiegogo: http://igg.me/at/karakara.
Additional information for all titles listed above to be revealed in the coming months.
Information on AOD can be found on the convention’s official website at http://aodsf.org.
About Sekai Project
Sekai Project is a Los Angeles-based licensing company focused on Japanese media content. Founded in 2013, the company strives to improve the way in which fans can connect with creators through the creative use of crowdfunding and social media. Sekai Project aims to bring quality content to the Western world. www.SekaiProject.com
SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE
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