On another day two new titles have been announced for Nintendo’s hybrid console. First up, publisher and developer Edia has announced that it will bring its visual novel Kirakira stars idol project Ai to Nintendo Switch via the Nintendo eShop on 10 June for $50.
Here are the details that have been revealed:
- It has a file size of 1.3GB.
- It supports Japanese, Chinese and English languages.
We leave you with its premise:
“I want to be an idol!” The story of a producer and the growth of an idol begins in a small entertainment company.
What if your childhood friend became a beautiful young woman, what if she asked you to move in with her, what if you teamed up to make her the new pop idol sensation? Follow budding idol Ai and producer Nobu as they navigate the ups and downs of life, love and the entertainment industry in this visual novel adventure.
The entertainment industry is a battleground.
In recent years, countless pop idols have launched new careers, some achieving fame and fortune, others falling into obscurity. The competition is so fierce that people have begun to refer to this era as the “Idol War Period”.
Down on his luck and forced to leave his staff dormitory, young producer Nobuyuki
Kinoshita meets an old friend, Ai Amane. Little does he know that this chance meeting will have far-reaching consequences.
After inviting Nobuyuki to move in with her and learning that her company is running out of talent, Ai makes a surprising declaration:
“I want to be an idol!”
Now, Ai is determined to help Nobu save ODA Productions from bankruptcy and turn her own life into the path to becoming an idol.
Elsewhere, publisher Dramatic Create will release the visual novel about the “mysterious, psychedelic boys” Hashihime of the Old Book Town Append, developed by Adelta, for Nintendo Switch on 16 December.
Here are its features:
- It will be available in physical and digital formats in Japan and digital-only in the rest of the world.
- English, Japanese and Chinese will be supported as language options.
- The Nintendo Switch version will also include new content from original writer Rinko Kurosawa, new artwork, a glossary and voice recording feature, as well as a short backstory where the love interest characters are playable.
Here is the premise and trailer:
Jinbochou, Tokyo, June 1922, Taisho Era
The rainy season
Tamamori has arrived in Tokyo with the goal of being accepted into the Imperial University.
However, he fails to pass the entrance exam and is so unruly and involved in endless fantasies that he is kicked out of his boarding school after only two years.
By a stroke of luck, Tamamori starts living and working at Umebachidou, a used bookstore.
There he enjoys his time as a “student preparing for university” and enjoys his friends who are also from his hometown.
But one after another, mysterious deaths happen to these friends and, realising that he has been repeating the same rain for three days continuously, Tamamori finds himself running around Jinbochou to catch them.
In this pop-occult mystery involving the death of his friends, Tamamori…
What is real and what is a hallucination?