ARIA have announced that they are releasing the console triple pack of the August developed Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai visual novel series on Nintendo Switch on July 28th. The pack will include the main story (Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library Party), the spin-off (Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Houkago Shippo Days) and the fandisc (Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Dreaming Sheep). Furthermore, a new heroine called Ichinoe Kingyo will be included.

These titles all originally released separately as 18+ titles on PC before being ported to Vita in February 2015 as a bundle. It is this bundle that is being ported to the Switch.

Here is a synopsis, via VNDB:

When he was young, Kyoutarou wanted to read all the magic books in the world, but they were all in the magic library. Someone told him that to get there, he must be kind to everyone and bring happiness to their hearts. He received a bookmark, which was his entrance ticket to the magic library.

One day while heading to school, he received a text from the ‘shepherd’ (hitsujikai) telling him that his fate was going to change. He had a vision of an accident at the tram station and helped prevent any injuries by calling away a nearby girl. That girl, Tsugumi, later came to the Library Club room, which he was a member of, to thank him and also to ask for his help to make Shiomi Academy more fun. It seemed that she had also received a text from the shepherd, who is rumoured to appear before people who try their best to grant their wishes. One by one, other students also join their group with the shepherd’s guidance.


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