18+ Patch Coming to Dal Segno and Other MangaGamer Titles on Steam

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

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Visual novel and eroge localiser MangaGamer have revealed in a blog post that the Circus-developed roamnce visual novel, D.S. ~Dal Segno~ is now available for pre-order on MangaGamer.com (link is 18+) ahead of the title’s digital release on 30th June. Furthermore, the title will also be coming to Steam with a free 18+ patch that restores the adult content to the game, therefore giving the Steam version parity with the MangaGamer edition.

Dal Segno is not alone. MangaGamer have also announced that it is a new company policy to release 18+ patches for as many of their all ages Steam versions of their games where possible, including some older titles so patches may not be immediately possible for those. They tease more details on this in the coming weeks.

MangaGamer explains the events leading up to this as follows:

We know how important platform choice and version parity are to many of you, so we used our recent in-person meeting with Valve as an opportunity to address those concerns and discuss content restrictions and off-site patching. We’re committed to doing right by our customers while adhering to Valve’s policies, and to that end we managed to reach an understanding with Valve regarding patches.

Furthermore, MangaGamer cite that many of their “more mature” titles will not have their content stripped to make an all ages version for Steam (citing euphoria as an example) and will remain exclusive to their webstore.

Dal Segno releases for PC via Steam and MangaGamer.com on 30th June.

 

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  • Miqubi

    This is an interesting development, iirc Mangagamer was barred from ever releasing patches/facilitating the use of patches, and given the mention of their more “adult” titles I guess this means Steam/Valve or their representatives were partially worried they’d start selling some of their most “questionable” offerings under the excuse that all the porn was being stripped out (euphoria, rance, etc), either that or the representative they were talking to was just less inclined to give them approval, so at least that has been corrected.

    I wonder if JAST USA will follow suit with their titles as well

  • Panpopo

    This is a really good deal. I imagine many potential customers will wait for a big steam sale, then apply the patch later.

  • Alistair

    But steam does allow patches outside its platform like hunipop etc.

    But this is rather interesting if value has softened its stance to allow patches on its platform I welcome it.

  • Miqubi

    Apparently Mangagamer is considering the viability of releasing a patch for Da Capo III as well (for people who don’t know Kouryuu is the translator of Da Capo III) and the glorious hero that is bravely working to translate Maggot Baits

    https://twitter.com/Kouryuu_/status/871812205280460800