Sekai Project Announce New Titles & Updates at Otakon

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

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Visual novel and light novel localiser Sekai Project have announced more titles and updates at their Otakon panel this year, with the following 6 products all due to release in 2017. To summarise the announcements:

  • Fatal Twelve – a visual novel where you play as Rinka, one of twelve people whom have the days numbered, but one person can escape death if they can discover how the other eleven died
  • The Emerald Tablet – an alchemy based JRPG, where you play as the protoganist Misty seeks to find out the trth about alchemy and the Emerald Tablet.
  • Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology – this compliation will be coming to PS4 and PS Vita digitally and physically (via Limited Run Games) which includes a new story and behind the scenes development material.
  • Dairy Princess – A simulation title where you play as a range manager and managing your farm, employees and selling your produce to the townsfolk.
  •  The Human Reignition Project – A new trailer has been revealed featuring the opening song.
  • Memory’s Dogma – Another trailer, this one showcasing the voice cast and theme song.

If any of those games pique your interest (Narcissu and Fatal Twelve are my picks), you can read the press release in full, courtesy of Sekai Project.

Source: Press Release


Sekai Project Announces Next Wave of Exciting New Titles for PC and PlayStation Platforms at Otakon

Live panel reveals 3 new titles slated for a 2017 release and updates on existing titles

LOS ANGELES – July 3, 2016 – Sekai Project, a rising publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment today announced, during their live panel at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, their plans to publish and localize several new titles for PC and bring a highly-popular PC series to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

A synopsis for all of the newly announced titles and updates can be found below.


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Fatal Twelve
Developer: aiueokompany
Product page: https://sekaiproject.com/products/fatal-twelve/

One day, twelve people meet inside the dream world. They differed by occupation and gender, but they have one thing in common: their days are numbered. To survive they are given a task named, “The Choice of the Goddess,” which is a ritual that allows one person out of the twelve to escape their fated death.

Upon returning to the real world, they come to realize they have miraculously survived from their “approaching death.” This death they have escaped was their actual end… But, their lives had been extended for twelve weeks by the goddess who makes the selections.

To survive, they must uncover the “name,” “cause of death,” and “regret” of the other eleven people within the given time period. The protagonist, Rinka, will entrust her fate to the three cards that hold that information.

When faced with the death, how will you live out the rest of your life?


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The Emerald Tablet
Developer: {uni}
Product page: https://sekaiproject.com/products/the-emerald-tablet/
Development Preview Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNqwk-nnhhc

Enter the world of alchemy in the daily adventures of the money-hungry but good intentioned Misty, the arrogant adventure-seeking Gladys, and the explosive “expert” Winifred. Enjoy the classic JRPG-style mechanic of crafting elements in a story where Misty seeks the truth of alchemy that is bestowed upon the Emerald Tablet.

In The Emerald Tablet, players can take part in crafting quests from the townspeople, ranging from the mundane tasks, such as crafting normal household items to more elaborate ones. Players are also able to customize their character’s growth, equipment and attributes by collecting materials for crafting. Create a character that is truly unique that will be victorious in battle!


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Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology Playstation 4 / Playstation Vita Adaptation
Developer: stage-nana

Narcissu, the popular thought provoking visual novel series about terminal illness, living, dying, and the relationship between those leaving and those left behind is coming to PS4™ and PS®Vita via Sekai Project and Limited Run Games. The console adaptation includes Narcissu 1st and 2nd and will have development materials and video footage about the game.

Praised by fans for its moving story and high production quality, the original games have been download over a million times and spawned a manga and light novel, and has been localized in several languages across the world. This anthology finally brings the games that were never released outside of Japan in any form to the world for eager fans, as well as updating artwork, voice work, and a brand new written chapter exclusive to this anthology: “Sumire”.

Further breaking new grounds, this anthology builds on the massively popular music which has captured the hearts of thousands of Narcissu fans by adding 2 video game legends to the musical roster: Chris Huelsbeck of Turrican fame, and Hiroki Kikuta of Secret of Mana fame.


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Dairy Princess
Developer: inutoneko
Product page: https://sekaiproject.com/products/dairy-princess/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrnSr9Q5O90

The vast blue sky, endless green plains, and… adorable cows!?

In the simulation game, Dairy Princess, players take on the role of a young girl managing a ranch on the outskirts of town. Expand your ranch by selling your produce back to the townspeople and help them out by clearing the tasks they give you. Breed your animals in unique combinations to bring forth amazing new species. With over three hundred unique items to collect, there’s plenty to do at the ranch!

Players will also have the ability to raise the adventurers who work for them at the ranch as well. Meet all sorts of quirky individuals, learn their stories and level them along with their weapons to set forth on exciting new adventures together. Raise a plethora of animals, build up your ranch, level up your comrades, and aim to have the best ranch in town!


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The Human Reignition Project
Developer: Alienworks
Product page: https://sekaiproject.com/products/the-human-reignition-project/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD4GtZLkUcQ

A new trailer was unveiled at Otakon for The Human Reignition Project which featured the game’s theme song composed by the music studio, Arte Refact, and sung by the talented anison artist, Sayaka Sasaki. The game is slated for a 2017 release.


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Memory’s Dogma
Developer: LizArts
Product page: https://sekaiproject.com/products/memorys-dogma/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_Zx-UPlFto

LizArts has revealed a new trailer for Memory’s Dogma showcasing an all-star Japanese voice cast and a theme song sung by artist Mitsuki Nakae. Mitsuki Nakae is also known for performing the opening song to Maitetsu, which Sekai Project announced for an English release earlier this year.

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  • Miqubi

    heh… no words on 18+ baldr or maitetsu…I’m slowly losing hope for adult releases of those, interested in a couple of those projects though.

    • Steve Baltimore

      They we’re asked at the QA and said they could not comment on it. Big shock I know.

    • Miqubi

      I really don’t get why licensing Baldr, an eroge without all-ages of all things, just to butcher it into an all-ages version just for the west, they MUST have known people would want the existing +18 version…

    • Steve Baltimore

      You’d think right? I have no Idea, but I think it’s funny MG and JAST can give you all the details about what they announce when they do it and Sekai Project cannot. That seems like bull shit to me.

    • Terminus Est

      They don’t care about those people. They only care about getting access to the larger Steam audience. People who were excited about Baldr are basically irrelevant, SP wants people wll be play Baldr for the gameplay and spread its popularity for them.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Well they best hope it does better than Labyrinth, no one wants censored eroge. You cannot treat your adult fanbase like children.

      http://steamspy.com/app/345620

    • j0eeyy_p

      Does Baldr have an existing fan translation?

    • Steve Baltimore

      Partial I think.

    • Terminus Est

      No, but one of the more prolific fan translators (Aroduc) is working on it. It hasn’t been confirmed yet that SP bought his TL for their release, but it seems extremely likely.

    • j0eeyy_p

      Ah okay, cheers.

    • j0eeyy_p

      If they don’t release those with adult versions, I can see disgruntled eroge fans patching and pirating said games.

    • Miqubi

      I am having regrets I have bought VNs from them, even their adult releases, should have thrown money at MangaGamer

    • j0eeyy_p

      Same. i bought G-Senjou no Maou.

    • Nin

      If it’s any consolation, at least part of the money went to the parent company.

      I’m personally no longer buying from Sekai until they confirm it. And if they confirm that they won’t have an 18+ version or patch, then it’s full boycott. I dislike them as much as NISA at this point. While they arguably aren’t as bad, I like VNs as a medium more than vidya.

    • Nin

      Hardcore VN fans simply aren’t Sekai’s audience. They want the fickle normalfag dosh instead.

      They won’t get it though. Eventually, their only source of income will be the persistent Nekopara and Sakura fan base. And that’s only if their maker companies decide to stay with Sekai instead of going off on their own like Key and Frontwing. Winged Cloud easily could; all they need is a decent PR guy.

    • Miqubi

      I’m glad Frontwing is trying to handle translations in house and SP is not publishing their work anymore honestly, I won’t buy anything from SP unless they announce a +18 patch (or adult versions).

    • Nin

      I feel the same about Key. I can buy Rewrite and Little Busters without regret. (Clannad is overrated IMO anyways).

    • tanki motoko

      Besides gsenjou what other novel didn’t get an 18+ version along side it’s all ages release?

    • Steve Baltimore

      They say Grisaia is coming but it’s gonna be a while. Other than that they got a ton of titles announced with no news on any of them.

    • tanki motoko

      Thats all fine and dandy but what other then gsenjou has not gotten it’s 18+ counterpart?

    • Steve Baltimore

      Not so far, but they keep promising news and not delivering.

      Edit: They said they would have news on these at or before AX and there is still no news as of today.

    • DizzyGear

      Typical Sekai Project. You’d think that backlog of theirs would bite them in the ass someday.

    • Everything SP has done is @ https://vndb.org/p162 – you could probably try work stuff out vs. their adult brand Denpasoft @ https://vndb.org/p4859

    • tanki motoko

      Sekai releases things that are sometimes only all ages so I don’t how comparing how many titles each one has would help. So again other then confirmed gsenjou what other things are confirmed that aren’t getting their 18+ version

    • Miqubi

      I’ll even be fair and say that to my knowledge gsenjou is not their fault but it’s akabei soft2 that decided not to release a +18 for gsenjou, they still aren’t saying anything about baldr and maitetsu. I assure you I’d much rather be wrong in the end and have them release +18 versions, so I can pay for them and they can get money for their work, everybody wins and we’re both happy.
      I’ll come to this very website and say I’m happy I was wrong.

    • Maitetsu won’t get an 18+.

      One of the SP team (not dovac) is vehemently against lolicon from what I’ve heard.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Then why did they even pick that up in the first place? If your not comfortable with the content in something you shouldn’t publish it.

    • More money from Steam sales, most likely.

      Didn’t SP translate Shiny Days for JAST now that I think about it?

    • Steve Baltimore

      They did School Days, but the team that did Shiny Days was why that had to have a patch was my understanding.

    • Found out whom. Someone called Shini.

      Also found an IRC extract from someone!

      [23:02] I think they’re waiting for the end of LB (with Kud end) before preparing a Kud Wafter anime
      [23:03] who cares
      [23:03] I-I do!
      [23:03] clearly grisaia is better
      [23:03] even if i don’t care for it either
      [23:04] no one cares about the opinions of a paedophile… :V
      [23:04] -__-
      [23:04] * Shini sends the party van after X.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Not sure what they are even talking about. Little Busters is being localized by Fruitbat Factory and being published by Visual Arts for starters. https://vndb.org/r18401

      Kud Wafter is a VN and not an anime, unless they are planning a release of it I dunno know about.

    • I think the extract is from when the Little Busters! anime was airing.

    • Steve Baltimore

      Ohhh I see now, I honestly dunno the guy well enough to say what they will do.

    • Derp Minos

      Shini is Sekai Project co-founder afaik. And yeh he’s a hardcore anti-lolicon.

    • Which just reaffirms my 18+ Maitetsu stance won’t happen.

    • Nin

      You’d think that Shini would avoid Maitetsu completely. Gotta make sure those persistent lolicons don’t make an H-patch.

    • Derp Minos

      I’m guessing Sekai Project’s goal is to fuck over the whole game. Most of their staffs are anti-lolicon. The only dude who likes loli in their whole company is Kanna, but he shit his pants over it because he lives in Canada. Though to be fair most of Sekai Project staff hate 18+ content and get mad at people even mentioning nukige near them.

    • Steve Baltimore

      The Irony of Nekopara being one of their biggest sellers.

  • Oh wow I hadn’t realized that Narcissu was slated for a PSVITA physical copy release, nice!

  • Fireball

    I think you forgot Yume no Sono!

    • Steve Baltimore

      Wasn’t in the press release we received, but I can share the trailer on the oprainfall twitter. 😀