By Steve Baltimore / July 7th, 2017
Today MiKandi Japan has announced that the 2 Mini-Episodes for Libra of the Vampire Princess will be going live on Steam later today. These Episodes tell about some of the events that happened 1000 years before the story of the Visual Novel takes places. These episodes are all-ages so no need to worry about 18+ patches.
Here is some information about each episode from the press release:
Tokyo, Japan – Only a few weeks after “Libra of the Vampire Princess” launched on Steam to millions, veteran Japanese game company XERO and publisher MiKandi Japan have returned with two brand new stories that delve deeper into the lives of the game’s three most popular heroines: Lycoris & Aoi in “The Promise”, and Iris in “Homeworld”. Both episodes take place before “Libra of the Vampire Princess”, so not only are they a great first time introduction into Libra’s vampire world, they’re also perfect for fans who crave more of Libra’s expanded universe.
Libra of the Vampire Princess: Lycoris & Aoi in “The Promise”
Everyone remembers Lycoris as the sassy, scythe-wielding, bumbling redhead sent by Iris Pumila to capture main protagonist, Shuma Embroche. Well, she actually used to be an well-known agent in the Rubina: a holy organization of skilled monster fighters and vampire slayers. In this mini-episode, we go back in time and explore the circumstances of how her and Aoi came to be formally paired together as “buddies” in the Rubina. On a deeper level, we hone in on a particularly gruesome event that would come to shape their eternal love and respect for one another—a bond which can never be broken.
Libra of the Vampire Princess: Iris in “Homeworld”
Taking place thousands of years before the events depicted in “Libra of the Vampire Princess”, we witness Dernière’s tragic history and the lives of those caught in the middle. You will meet Aconite Embroche, the determined leader of the Bebel’s sixth commando unit, and his smitten lieutenant, Iris Pumila. Together with Galega Officinalis, a lecherous and gifted dollmaker, they use their superhuman powers to combat the infected life force from spreading and consuming their homeworld.
Both episodes pack elements of comedy, sexiness, drama and battle, so players are sure to find an entertaining experience with Libra of the Vampire Princess’ Lycoris & Aoi in “The Promise” PLUS Iris in “Homeworld”.
* Appropriate for audiences 13+ (versus Libra’s 18+ rating).
* English subtitles, fully voiced in Japanese
* 5 hours play time
* 2D animated battle sequences
* Steam achievements
Players who purchase these two new episodes during the first week of sales can enjoy a 10% discount off the retail price. Plus, players who have not already purchased the first Libra, can enjoy a bundled launch discount of 10% off all three. Visit MiKandi Japan’s official shop at Lv XERO http://lvxero.com/ to take advantage of these offers.
MiKandi Japan is still running various campaigns to give away rare free items during the launch celebration. Visit Libra’s official homepage at https://mikandijapan.com/libra or follow @MiKandiJapan on Twitter to find out more.
About MiKandi Japan and XERO
MiKandi Japan is a Japanese to English game and manga publisher. XERO is a professional Japanese game company with over forty titles to their credit, and Libra was produced under one of their sub-brands, onomatope*. They are well known in Japan for their bishoujo visual novels that often center around school stories, moe characters, happy marriages, and sometimes chuunibyou. The English version of “Libra of the Vampire Princess” was successfully funded through Kickstarter and is XERO’s first-ever officially translated game series and foray into the west.
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