Anime Central 2017 Announcements!

In Announcements, Conventions by Sekai Project

We had a grand time at Anime Central 2017, and we hope you did too! ✨

During our Visual Novels with Sekai Project panel, we announced our plans to publish a few new titles for PC! Additionally, we talked about some crowdfunding campaign plans and the exciting announcement of our new brand!


VOID
Developer: Vifth Floor

“In a journey of revenge, you better be ready to dig two graves.”
That thought kept lingering in Arthur Woods’s head, as he continued his journey of finding the killer of his girlfriend, the mysterious organization called ‘The Syndicate’.

He worked as one of their assassins; he received his orders from cutouts and anonymous letters, and killed people no questions asked. He threw away what morality and humanity he has left for his desire of vengeance, while trying to unravel the elusive organization in order to see his true target. Arthur Woods is the mastermind, the author of his pain and misery, and he will not stop even if it kills him.

But one day, Ciel Blanchette, an MI6 agent, came. When Arthur saw that Ciel brought along Julie Ross, a vigilante, in tow, he knew that ‘The Syndicate’ was not what he thought it was.

VOID is the newest visual novel project from Vifth Floor, the creators of Just Deserts. The game will focus on deep plot and atmosphere.  The game’s theme song and BGM is composed by Vesuvia, the same studio responsible for Vifth Floor’s past works’ music. Kareidon is the main illustrator for VOID, who is most famously known for his art in Fate/Grand Order.

Void will be released on Steam later this summer!


Eternal Hour
DeveloperSeventh Heart Studios

Eternal Hour starts off as a slice-of-life game about the daily life of average-yet-interesting boy named Yasu Fujimoto. Yasu had a pretty peaceful youth living with his aunt, but all is slowly changing as Yasu and his friends are closing in on the end of their high school life. Yasu fears that he is running out of time, and feels a suffocating pressure made by his own indecision and lack of achievements so far.

The Climber’s Club is a long-running tradition for Yasu and his friends. Katashi, the leader of the club, plans a little celebration for their graduation: He challenges the club to climb the ancient stone monolith of Epoch Tower. At the top of the rocky mountain Yasu will find a moment of peace as he tastes his first real achievement of his life, but soon after, he will also notice a figure.

A hiss will distract him from its face. In a moment of clarity, Yasu will realize. The face is very familiar, but it is the last thing Yasu wants to see. His own face. Yasu will rush to get down, but he will slip and fall from the mountain. When he wakes up, he will discover that he has an ability. A power that he won’t be able to understand but will soon learn to accept.

The Kickstarter campaign for Eternal Hour is currently ongoing with more than halfway of its goal met! There are stretch goals that unlocks a ton of more goodies, so please check out Seventh Heart Studio’s Kickstarter campaign and help Eternal Hour become a possibility! The game is projected to release in early 2018.


Hoshizora no Memoria
Developer: Favorite

Meet Kogasaka You and his little sister, Chinami, both of whom after the sudden death of their mother, are set to leave the city to go back to their childhood hometown to live with their aunt, Shino. Initially leaving their hometown of Hibarigasaki was difficult for You, as he was close friends with a girl who he saw nearly every day after school at the local town lookout. When she discovered that You would be leaving the town, she made him promise to return to marry her and left him with simply a kiss on the forehead to remember her by.

Once You returns to his hometown, he searches for that childhood friend, only to find his previous meet-up location is now fenced-off and abandoned. While out searching, he instead stumbles on a mysterious girl named Mare who carries a scythe and claims to be a Grim Reaper. Now back in his hometown, You starts to rebuild his life, making friends and continuing his search for the girl he made a promise to. Will he eventually find his promised love? Who is this mysterious girl and why does she seem so familiar?

The Kickstarter campaign for Hoshizora no Memoria is now LIVE! Head on over to the Kickstarter campaign page to support the game while getting a chance to get exclusive goods. The digital release of the game is set to release on Steam and Denpasoft in Fall 2017!


Re; Lord
Developer: Escu:de

In a fantasy world where magic exists, the demon realm faced an unprecedented danger. Three “witches of disaster” appeared and invaded the demon country of Saarland. Due to the recent peaceful times, Saarland lacked the skills to protect the territory of Groesen. Recognizing the witches’ overwhelming powers, such as the ability to change the form of others, they surrendered the territory to them.

Half a year later, the majority of the townspeople in Groesen had been turned into dolls. Wilfred decided to take back the land from the witches, and he possesses the only ability to defeat them.

Re; Lord offers a fun and innovative map-building type gameplay with clicker style battle-sequences including different effects and abilities.


The otome/BL brand, Maiden Voyage was officially announced! We’ve heard fans, and we’re proud to announce that we’ll be publishing otome and BL games soon. A Maiden Voyage Twitter account was made, so follow it to keep track of upcoming news and releases!

Lunatic Joker designed the adorable Maiden Voyage mascot!

 


The Bell Chimes for Gold
DeveloperOtusun Club

The first game to debut under the brand will be The Bell Chimes for Gold.

Maria is a Plain Jane who works as an herbalist. Her talent for item synthesis rakes in a lot of cash. But just when she finally saves up enough money to get married to her master, he dumps her for her pretty friend!

He tells her, “With talent like that, I’m sure you could just buy yourself a man, if it came to it!”

So, she decides, “I’ll make bank selling medicine and then I’ll get married! YOU’LL SEEEEEEEEE!!!” What future awaits our heroine? If she can make enough money to get married, it’s surely a happy ending. ♪

The game is slated to be released on Fall 2017!


And that’s it for our announcements at this year’s Anime Central! More details on all of the titles announced will be revealed via e-mails, our blog and social media posts, so keep an eye on those details coming up soon.

Many thanks to everyone who talked to us and stopped by our booth and panels! 💖  Our next convention stop will be Anime Expo! We hope to see you there!