By Chris Melchin / December 15th, 2017
In a surprise update to the White Album 2 official site, developer Leaf has revealed White Album 2 Extended Edition. The new title is a re-release of the previous White Album 2 ~Introductory Chapter~ and ~Closing Chapter~, originally released in 2010 and 2011 respectively. Extended Edition is set for release in Japan for Windows PC on February 14, 2018, for 6800 yen plus tax.
According to the site, White Album 2 Extended Edition includes both main parts plus a bonus disc containing White Album 2 Mini-After Story, as well as system voices, drama CDs and novels. It’s unclear whether the games will include the extra features from the Shiawase no Mukougawa version released on PS3 and Vita, such as the motion portraits, new opening, music and event CGs, and the extra chapter.
The game is only set for release in Japan, with no indication of any plans for a worldwide release. Even so, this may reignite some long-dead hopes for a localization, considering this is a very highly-acclaimed visual novel that doesn’t have any form of English version. There’s a fan translation project in progress, but it’s still in the early stages. Only time will tell, but hopefully this means there’s still hope after all.
Thanks to Karoshi the Dimension Breaker on Facebook for the translation.
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