PR: Tokyo Babel Preorders Open on MangaGamer

Friday, March 4th, 2016

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MangaGamer announced a new title available for pre-order, Tokyo Babel. The Adventure VN is rated for All Ages and the MSRP is $34.95, however they do have a limited time sale for the pre-order. It is also set to be released on Steam as well, March 31, 2016. Here is the press release in full.

PRESS RELEASE


March 4th, 2016Tokyo Babel is now available for pre-order from MangaGamer!

When the apocalypse is nigh, Heaven and Hell collide!

Tokyo Babel begins its tale on the eve of the apocalypse: parallel worlds crumble in succession as the gates of Heaven are closed shut and Hell is irrevocably submerged in water. In a final, desperate attempt to set things right, the surviving angels and demons flock to the soaring purgatory of Tokyo Babel, intent on climbing Jacob’s Ladder to reopen the gates of Heaven and earn divine forgiveness. In the midst of this world-rending calamity, a young man called Tendou Setsuna travels to Tokyo Babel in order to lend his aid in the quest for Heaven – joining him are the angel Raziel, the demon Lilith, as well as the amnesia-stricken, yet relentlessly optimistic high schooler, Kugutsu Sorami. Theirs is a journey laden with love, hate, passion and betrayal – one that, at its conclusion, may very well alter the fate of the universe as we know it.

Tokyo Babel is a story born from the mind of Yuuichirou Higashide (Ayakashibito), one of the better known figures on the field of darker, action-oriented visual novels alongside talents such as Takashi Masada (Dies irae) and Kinoko Nasu (Fate/stay night). The game offers plenty of heated battles and a narrative deeply rooted in Christian mythology, all in a 50-hour-long beast of an adventure sure to please fans of the chuuni genre.

Order now from MangaGamer to get 10% off! Tokyo Babel will also be available on Steam on March 31st!

Tokyo Babel
The gates of Heaven are closed shut; the realm of Hell consumed by flood.
And in their wake, countless parallel worlds wither away, one after the other.
The surviving angels and demons gather at the city they believe to be their final chance at salvation: the floating purgatory of “Tokyo Babel”.

Joined by humans, they embark on a pilgrimage across the seven layers of Babel, hoping to ascend Jacob’s Ladder in an effort to re-open the gates of Heaven.
Their journey would be an atonement toward the heavens.

And yet, their plans fall into ruin as a group of pilgrims ? their minds consumed by madness – set out to lord over the numerous layers of Tokyo Babel with the intention to wreak complete and utter havoc atop the floating purgatory.

Amidst this neverending impasse, a lone youth is saved from the ruins of his devastated world – Tendou Setsuna, a man denied human treatment since birth.

Joining his savior, Lilith – known as the Witch of the Night ?, he begins his journey across Tokyo Babel…

…yearning for an answer to a single question:
Why he still possesses the will to keep on living.

Tokyo Babel
Manufacturer: propeller
Genre: Adventure
Price: $34.95
OS: Windows XP(32bit), Windows Vista(32bit), Windows 7(32bit), Windows 8(32bit)
Text Language: English
Voice Language: Japanese
Age Rating: 15+
Release Date: March 31st, 2016

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This looks like a quality title for them with significant horror and Semetic mythology elements. The look of it most reminds me of the Clamp classic X. So this is one that we will definitely be keeping an eye on. For more information on this, and other MangaGamer releases, keep it here at Operation Rainfall.

About William Haderlie

Born in the 1970's, I've been an avid participant for much of video game history. A lifetime of being the sort of supergeek entrenched in the sciences and mathematics has not curbed my appreciation for the artistry of video games, cinema, and especially literature.




  • TheBeefBus

    This came out on the vita in Japan, right? What are the chances that we will see that port?

    • Caustlaws

      Damn near zero. Mangagamer doesn’t do vita because their margins are too small, and on the off-chance that they were to do so for the first time, it would likely be with a game that was already being ported by their main programmer(of which this is not, their secondary programmer is working with propeller to use the existing engine).

      The only way I see it happening is if someone approaches them about licensing their translation, and that’s pretty unlikely.

    • TheBeefBus

      I figured something like that would be the case. Thanks for the informed answer! 🙂