Publisher PQube has released a PC port for 5pb's lewd supernatural visual novel adventure Punch Line on Steam.
The title is a video game adaptation based off of the 2015 anime Punch Line, and was previously released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in North America, back in October 2018. The game's story includes new material not featured in the anime, such as new mysteries and alternative endings.
In Punch Line, you take on the role of Yūta Iridatsu, a high school boy whose love for panties comes with the unfortunate side effect of fainting any time he sees them. One day, he finds himself caught in the midst of a bus hijacking incident. When the mysterious crime-fighting vigilante, Strange Juice, appears to save the day, Yūta's attempt to help her results in him waking up the next day in his apartment complex as a ghost.
To make matters worse, Yūta's penchant for panties comes with disastrous consequences in his ghost form, as looking at too many panties mysteriously causes the annihilation of the world. Can Yūta solve the mystery of how he became a ghost and get back in his body, all while trying to keep his fetish in check to prevent the destruction of humanity?
Punch Line is a visual novel hybrid that features extended puzzle sequences in the form of ghost tricks, where you will need to perform a sequence of events, such as knocking objects onto the ground, in order to make the game's characters act in a certain way. Watch out for those panty shots though, as seeing too much up-skirt will cause a game over.
We have included a promotional video, official synopsis, and sample screenshots below:
Yūta Iridatsu is a pretty normal high school kid, with one exception: he faints if he sees girls' panties. You never quite notice how frequent panty flashes can be until they ruin your day – he has to not look, or it's lights out!
When he one day finds himself in the midst of a bus hijacking incident, he meets the famed vigilante crime fighter Strange Juice, and something unexpected happens to Yūta – his soul separates from his body. Stuck in a ghostly incorporeal form, he finds that his penchant for panties has disastrous consequences.
While a ghost form lends itself to panty sightings galore, allowing Yūta to wander unseen, looking up skirts and causing shenanigans, there’s a terrible catch: if he sees too many panties, Yūta gets too excited, faints, and somehow causes an asteroid to hit the Earth and destroy all life on the planet.
Able to travel back in time to before the destruction of the Earth, Yūta’s task is clear – solve this mystery! What happened to turn Yūta into a ghost? How can he time travel? Why does fainting at the sight of panties cause destruction of the world!?
Be a friendly ghost – Haunt a house full of girls while you solve puzzles, play tricks and cause trouble
An immersive adventure – Visual Novel elements mixed with 3D environments
Beware your weakness – See too many panties and you will destroy humanity
From the creators of Zero Escape – Written by Kotaro Uchikoshi, of the Zero Escape Trilogy
Live the anime – Based on the critically acclaimed anime, featured on Crunchyroll
You can buy Punch Line on Steam for $49.99. If you're interested in picking up one of the console versions of the game, you can find a list of approved vendors for various regions on the title's website here.
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