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MangaGamer Announces Discontinuation of Soul Link and Shuffle

Today, MangaGamer sent out a press release about the discontinuation of their Navel titles Soul Link and Shuffle!

Due to a change in management with our partners at Navel, Soul Link and Shuffle will be discontinued as of March 31st. Those who have purchased either title prior to the cutoff will retain their copies of the games in their account. Owners will continue to be able to download, install, and uninstall their copies of both titles as usual, but sales will be discontinued until further notice.
We hope everyone will take this opportunity to check out both titles while the chance still lasts.

Currently, the discontinuation only includes both the Soul Link and Shuffle! digital copies, as well as the Shuffle! hard copy; Really? Really! and Tick! Tack! will still be available for purchase at this point in time. You will still, however, be able to possibly find hard copies of Shuffle! while supplies last after the cut-off date from outside retailers, such as Rightstuf and Jlist.

So, if you’ve been on the fence about purchasing either title, now would be the opportune time to decide if you’d like to add either of these titles to your eroge collection. For your pleasure, we’ve included a synopsis as well as some sample CGs of the two titles below.

Soul Link

Soul Link

Fall, 2045C.E. Aizawa Shuuhei, a second year cadet enrolled in Central Military Academy’s main division, is dispatched to the orbital space station Aries on a training mission. There he reunites with his younger brother, Ryouta, and his childhood friend, Nao, both of whom reside there as cadets enrolled in the preparatory division.

Then a unidentified space ship under the control of Jararacas, a radical terrorist organization, suddenly attacks the Aries and seizes control of the main control room. With all communication lines cut off, Shuuhei and the others have no way to escape; they’re trapped. Trapped in space, 250 miles above the Earth with nowhere to run. In the midst of this desperate situation, the cadets must gather their courage and rise up to take back the Aries. As they do, they draw ever closer to the fearsome truth lurking behind this incident…

You can purchase the digital edition of Soul Link for $29.95 here.



Shuffle! follows the romantic life of Tsuchimi Rin a Japanese high schooler, who finds himself being sought after by a variety of girls. The world of Shuffle! consists of humans living in harmony with gods and devils. Despite their respective positive and negative connotations, both races are equally kind and good-natured. Your task is to choose a lover from the five girls the game offers.

The digital version of Shuffle! can be purchased here for $39.99 and the hard copy version got the same price here.

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  • Junior4565

    I really wanted to play shuffle but I watched the anime already…do lewdgamer have a top 30 list of visual novels? That would be cool

    • Rillania

      From what people who have played/watched both have told me, the VN Shuffle! is about 10 times better than the anime. Most VNs of adaptations are.

      • Junior4565

        True but crazy Kaede really struck a chord in my heart…I want to play all of stay/night(only played the first one stay/night) vn adaptations and when they cry but I wonder why not even the more popular vn are being localized more…

        • Rillania

          Give it time, I’m sure if traction holds we’ll be continuing to see bigger name companies come over into the market. I mean hell, a few years ago people thought Key and Alicesoft coming to the Western market was a pipe dream.

          • Junior4565

            True I was worried for even when they cry but horror vn are on the rise and gaining popularity like Corpse Party. I want people to stop shitting on vns and saying they aren’t needed in the western market.

    • TitanAnteus

      Oh that’d be a good list.

      Go read Majikoi if you haven’t yet. Eien no Aselia is also good… Kamidori is fantastic. There’s tons of good VNS out there. Utawarerumono is fantastic… hmm… seems like it’d be a pretty easy list to compile.

      • Junior4565

        I played Uta before and even Rance Sengoku but how bout this best games that are available as western releases? I hate playing a game for hours and then run into mosaics…Well fate/stay night is an exception because it was that great. I know I’m petty but that’s the censorship that gets me. I’m excited for Kuroino release but then not because I feel it’s not a very good story?

        So I like vns with great stories hands down doesn’t have to be erotic (When they cry for example)

        The great ones can have censorship as long as it have a great story and erotic cgs are not the selling point(Fate/Stay night)

        The ones that are censored even if it’s because of gore is ok if the game is fun and has rpg elements (Sengoku Rance)

        I just don’t like seeing mosaics every time especially if the story revolves around sex you know? I know so appreciate the mosaics but I just can’t is the story isn’t good. Oh another good point is mystery vn are always interesting I play through those because I don’t figure it out that it bad till the end. That’s how I solve the mystery.

    • BroyT

      Indeed, would be cool 😉