Frontwing has announced one new title at Anime Expo 2017. We take a look at what to expect from the publisher in the near future.
During the one-hour panel, the publisher announced one new major title and revealed details on another one. The first one Momoiro Closet is a completely original lighthearted romance eroge title about a girl with a secret otaku identity. The second in their lineup is the highly popular and anticipated Wonderful Everyday ~Diskontinuierliches Dasein~, also known under its original Japanese title as Subarashiki Hibi ~Furenzoku Sonzai~ (SubaHibi for short), by developer KeroQ originally released in Japan in 2010. Wonderful Everyday follows Yuki Minakami, Zakuro Takashima, Takuji Mamiya, and others during the weeks leading up to a significant event in all of their lives as the plot explores dark and heavy philosophical themes.
Other announcements included the slight delay of ISLAND, a previously announced eroge visual novel, now scheduled for 2018 to have the release align better with the release of the anime adaptation, and that the premiere of Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is close at hand. Lastly, the developer and publisher mentioned they are working on two other titles, but are not ready to reveal what they are just yet.
For your reading pleasure, below you will find more information, trailers, and sample CGs for the newly announced titles from Frontwing’s official press release:
“Momoiro Closet” is planned to be an adult-oriented erotic visual novel mainly aimed at “otaku”, and general fans of contemporary Japanese popular culture. The protagonist of the game, Kagamihara Alice, is both her school’s student council president, as well as a member of the National Diet. However, she has a well-hidden secret – she’s actually a hardcore otaku! After a chance encounter with Hashima Reiji at a shop in Akihabara, the two begin to grow close, sharing both their hobbies, and eventually their fetishes with one another.
“Momoiro Closet” is a lighthearted romance title with a charming cast of characters, plenty of humor, and numerous scenes both risqué and outright explicit throughout the game. The title also features a fictional TV anime series, “Frill & Lace”, created as an homage to recent popular “magical girl” anime series. “Momoiro Closet” is planned to contain multiple routes, both English and Japanese text display, and Japanese voice acting. The title will feature artwork from INO and a story from Yuhi Nanao, and the localization is being handled by Frontwing’s in-house localization team. The release format is not yet decided, but a full adult version of the game is expected to be made available worldwide both digitally and physically by Q1 2018. Further details will be forthcoming as the project moves into later stages of developments.
Wonderful Everyday ~Diskontinuierliches Dasein~
“Wonderful Everyday” is an adult-oriented visual novel, produced and written by SCA-DI, which features dark themes and heavy philosophical explorations. The story follows the lives of Yuki Minakami, Zakuro Takashima, Takuji Mamiya, and others, during the weeks leading up to a significant event in all of their lives. The English release of “Wonderful Everyday” is hotly anticipated, and the original Japanese “Subarashiki Hibi” consistently ranks among the top titles on visual novel databases and ranking sites.
The first chapter of “Wonderful Everyday”, “Down The Rabbit-Hole”, is planned to be released on Steam in late August at a price point of $29.99 USD. The remaining content of the game will be available at no cost in the form of a free adult content patch, which expands the Steam release to the full version of the game. The resolution of the game has been increased from its original release; additionally, the game will feature no mosaic censorship, and assets have been redrawn to accommodate this change.
Physical copies of the full version of the game, along with other goods, will be made available through a Kickstarter campaign planned to be launched by Frontwing on July 10. The campaign will feature a wide variety of original merchandise, as well as numerous tiers containing exclusive items signed or drawn by the original Japanese artists and developers. A Prefundia page for the campaign has launched, and can be accessed from the following URL: http://prefundia.com/projects/view/a-wonderful-release-for-wonderfuleveryday/13415/
Due to legal concerns, Frontwing has removed a 15-line long scene of bestiality from Wonderful Everyday. You can find a CG from the aforementioned scene below.
That’s all for the Frontwing announcements from Anime Expo 2017, and all major publisher announcements for the convention. Be sure to read our previous coverage of Aksys Games , MangaGamer , Denpasoft and JAST USA.
As always, we will keep you up to date on any breaking developments we come across in regards to these new releases.