Yumeutsutsu series dual release on April 23rd, on multiple platforms and in English, Chinese, and Japanese

Degica Games and developer Kogado are proud to announce the girls’-love visual novel Yumeutsutsu Re:Master and its extended epilogue, Yumeutsutsu Re:After, for digital release later this month.

Yumeutsutsu Re:Master has been available for Windows PC via Steam in Japanese only since July of 2019, but will be receiving a worldwide update that adds English and Chinese text on April 23rd. Coinciding with this, the English-language Nintendo Switch release of the game will debut via the American and European Nintendo eShop on the same day.

Additionally, the expanded final chapter of the story, Yumeutsutsu Re:After, will be made available on both Steam worldwide, and via the American and European Nintendo eShop, on April 23rd as well. English, Chinese, and Japanese text will be present from launch on Steam, with English text made available on Nintendo Switch.

What is the Yumeutsutsu series?

Yumeutsutsu (roughly translating as a half-awake, half-asleep dreamlike state) Re:Master is a sweet and savory girls’ love adventure saga in which indie game development serves as the main catalyst for everything that occurs. Kogado’s previous yuri visual novel duology, Nurse Love Addiction and Nurse Love Syndrome, was centered on the professional lives of nurses and nursing students, and this saga continues that trend of taking a close look into the lives of professionals at work, this time focusing on everyday game developers in their natural element.

Eureka Software — a small game studio in Koenji, near the center of Tokyo — serves as the central setting for this tale. The protagonist, Ai, is a simple country girl who makes a rather big move to the city by herself to be closer to her younger sister, Kokoro, who diligently spends her days making games for Eureka. The sisters have been estranged for quite some time after their parents’ separation, so Ai is eager to reunite with her sibling and make up for lost time by joining her in her work.

Unfamiliar with the game development process, however, Ai’s life quickly descends into surreal and potentially deadly chaos, not unlike that of a character from one of the very titles she’s working on. (If you think you know what to expect from this game, then you don’t know Kogado visual novels!) She winds up surrounded by people much stranger than any NPCs you’d find in any ordinary game, and must make the most of these encounters to achieve a better life. Her biggest worry in all of this is the stand-offish attitude that Kokoro projects around her, despite the fact that Ai uprooted her life and moved to Tokyo alone just to be with her. On top of this, there seems to be some significance to “Nie Majo,” an old doujin (indie) game that Eureka Software is remaking with Ai and Kokoro’s help…

Once this story concludes, Yumeutsutsu Re:After then expands upon it with character-centric tales for each of the five main girls:

–  Kokoro’s Story: “Yumeutsutsu Re:Unification”
–  Saki’s Story: “Deadline Before Paradise”
–  Nana’s Story: “Ghosts of the Past”
–  Marie’s Story: “Married Life”
–  Honoka’s Episode: “She, Her Dog, and Ai”

 

*PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions are planned for release as well, but have been delayed to an unspecified future date due to complications arising from the ongoing coronavirus situation. We ask for the fans’ patience in this time of uncertainty, and hope that they will stay safe and continue to show their support in the interim.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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