Via a press release Nutaku has announced they will be distributing the 18+ versions of many of the upcoming Visual Novels from Sekai Project. They basically state that their store front will provide a judgement free zone and give Sekai Project and easier path to distributing the uncensored versions of the games.
Here is the full press release:
In the small world of western Japanese game publishers, Sekai Project has built a reputation as one of the best companies for delivering quality translations of the most in-demand titles. With almost a decade of experience under their belts, they have the knowledgeable staff and necessary reach to secure distribution rights for titles that many of us never expected to be able to enjoy in English. From NekoPara to the upcoming Baldr’s Sky, their games are a qualitative cut above the rest.
Despite the tremendous leaps made by the company since its inception, Sekai Project also labors under a burden of hypocrisy enforced by major players in the game distribution industry. The adult content in their most popular games, despite being an integral part of the users’ experience, prevents the uncensored sale of titles on Steam and casts a shadow on their ability to work with fully mainstream partners. Caught between the legitimate desires of fans for uncensored content and the tyranny of a system unready for mature games, Sekai has worked to navigate the narrow course between contradictory marketplace demands.
That’s where Nutaku enters the picture.
As an unabashedly adult-oriented company, Nutaku doesn’t shy away from challenging content. We have the resources and ability to market fully hentai games without burning bridges, because we’ve already burned them long ago. Importantly, we also host a community of players who love hentai games and are eager to explore the greatest titles in the genre.
Now, we’re excited to announce a bold new initiative: Nutaku will take a significant role in distributing the adult versions of upcoming Sekai Project titles. Our platform will unreservedly serve as a means for fans of Sekai Project translations to get their hands on the full, uncensored version of their games. We’ll also be lending our voice to requests for adult versions of games, ensuring that Japanese developers can be confident in a judgement-free zone of enthusiasts waiting to enjoy the product of their labors.
The latest Sekai Project effort, ChronoClock, surpassed its $20,000 kickstarter goal within 48 hours of launch and demonstrated once again the enduring demand for professional localizations of the best overseas games. Nutaku will serve as the main distributor of the adult version of the game, though it will also appear later in the year on DenpaSoft, Sekai’s adult wing.
As a final note, these games are translated by Sekai Project and delivered to you with no changes on the part of Nutaku. The role of our company is purely as a platform to connect players with the games they wish to purchase.
We hope you share in our excitement for ChronoClock and look forward to hosting the adult versions of many future Sekai Project titles!
All the best,
The Nutaku Team