Uchikoshi and 5pb. Want to Know if you Want Punch Line in the West

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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Operation Rainfall had the opportunity to sit down and revisit with director of Zero Time Dilemma Kotaro Uchikoshi at Anime Expo 2016. If you haven’t yet, please read our previous interview all about Zero Time Dilemma and Uchi-san’s creative art.

During the talk, oprainfall asked if Uchi-san was still considering a localized version of the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita game Punch Line. This is an adaptation of Uchi-san’s Punch Line anime that aired in 2015. The director replied that he would love to see Punch Line come to the West in English. He then urged fans to speak up and let 5pb. know that you are interested in the game.

He went on to remind us that fans are capable of great things. He knows this from first hand experience with the Zero Escape series.

Would you like to see Punch Line come to the West? Let 5pb. know.

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Punch Line is out now for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in Japan.

  • DizzyGear

    Last of update on their English site was 8-5-2014… lol
    I loved the Punch line Anime. Sadly allot of people discarded it as just a fanservice anime even though it had a surprisingly complex (and good) story.

    Isn’t the game some sort of stealth game with panties or something?

    • blackice85

      Agreed, the anime surprised me and was quite a lot better than I was expecting, so I’d definitely be interested in the game.

    • AliasAlterego

      If it needs fanservice to get any attention, that’s probably not a good sign. Just saying.

  • TheBeefBus

    I know next to nothing about this series, but I’d jump on it day one as I hear the story is pretty great!

    • azariosays

      i urge you to watch the anime, it’s definitely a great time

    • TheBeefBus

      Okay! 😀

  • DietSoap

    Don’t know a whole lot about it, but I’d probably buy a physical Vita version.

    • azariosays

      it’s kind of like a tacticle visual novel…with panties sometimes and ghosts!

    • AliasAlterego

      Man, just the thing we needed! Don’t you just love it when these producers think of these incredibly unique experiences that we’ve definitely not seen before?

  • Panpopo

    I will play anything by Uchikoshi. I have not been disappointed by anything he has done yet. I am not sure if anything will come from it, but I will message.

  • Thor Mjolnirs

    PC or bust.

    • azariosays

      PC zzZZZZZzzzzZZZ Vita baby!

    • Thor Mjolnirs

      For someone who desires to have games localized for other regions, I find your response to be disingenuous and immature.

      Let’s look at things in the long run: a PS4 and Vita are only as good as they last. What’s going to happen when the next gen PlayStation comes out? If there’s any emulation, it’s on a per-game basis and who knows how long it’ll take when some lesser title like Punch Line to be approved, if ever. And then the whole process repeats the console generation following that.

      Whereas on PC, you don’t have that kind of issue. Just meet the system requirements and you’re good to go. Make your game run smoother and look better depending on what your system is capable of. Mods may also be possible as well. And you have multiple storefronts to choose from, like Humble, GOG, Amazon, and Steam, with the possibility of your copy being DRM-free (including Steam) if the developer allows it.

      But you scoff at the idea. You would rather the game be held hostage (“exclusive” as some would call it) rather than reach, you know, tens of millions more people. Sure, the game might not sell that much but having that reach and flexibility would be appealing for both the developer and their customers. Nah, forget all that. Let this game fade into obscurity and keep it restricted to a single console generation.

    • Lluke

      Okay, but that’s up to the publisher/developer to put it on PC, not people who prefer consoles

    • azariosays

      It’s mostly up to me though, obviously.

    • azariosays

      Sorry I offended you my friend, I was just having some fun.

    • Satoshi Ookami

      >PS4 and Vita are only as good as they last.
      There won’t be any more Sony handhelds, thus, Vita will be here forever 😛

    • azariosays

      Hooray! Vita Forever!

    • j0eeyy_p

      Well done for triggering the PC elitist, man 😉

    • Thor Mjolnirs

      Ah, yes, let’s just completely ignore the fact that this user didn’t freak out and instead took the time to type out a level-headed answer without lashing out at anyone. Clearly the best response to this mature approach is to take on some fraternal “bro” mentality and just pretend to act stupid. It’s a great reflection of the demeanor that’s evident in oprainfall’s vistors.

      Listen, when your balls drop and you actually learn to take a moment to think things out, take a page from the author of the article, who was mature enough to owe up to his mistake.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Yeah I didn’t think my comment through at the time, my apologies.

    • Akiba’s Post

      Another member of the PC masturrrrrr race taking the high ground.
      They don’t even beg for ports anymore. Apparently they just demand them and get triggered when people don’t bow before them with some kind of well written manifesto.
      Here’s to you Thor “The Internet Is Serious Business” Mjolnirs.
      May your ports be varied and your discussions prim.

    • j0eeyy_p

      You are an anonymus user, I doubt Thor will take your seriously.

    • Akiba’s Post

      It’s his loss really.

    • Tristan (Chili1)

      Yeah, I’d be totally up for a PC version. I’d be interested either way, but a PC version would give me even greater incentive to grab the game.

  • f

    Definitely, but I believe it doesn’t sell well in Japan.

    • azariosays

      That’s why we need to open up the market!

  • Joel Little

    I’m not a fan of fanservice, but I AM a fan of mindscrews so I’m definitely interested in this game, especially since from what I recall the game had a different story than the anime.