Anime Central, currently being held on 20th-22nd of May in Rosemont, IL, has seen some interesting visual novel related announcements, and latest to add theirs is Sekai Project, who during their live panel show added two new visual novels to their roster. From Chloro comes the enigmatic visual novel 2236 A.D., and from Broken Desk, the side-scrolling action game MAGICAL×SPIRAL.
Product page: http://sekaiproject.com/products/2236-a-d/
In the spring of 2231 humanity had evolved and a new kind of communication ability called “telepathy” had emerged.
In his first term at school, Yotsuba, takes notice to a girl who doesn’t use these newly developed Telepathic Abilities, and as the days pass by, the girl remains shut in and closed off to the world around her. One day, in the yard of his home, Yotsuba finds a Phillips-head screwdriver. He soon discovers that the misplaced screwdriver came from a nearby Abandoned Manor and proceeds to investigate.
Why does this girl not utilize her telepathic abilities? What will Yotsuba find inside the mysterious abandoned manor? The answers to these questions await player discovery in 2236 A.D.
NOTE: An all-ages version and adult version of 2236 A.D will be scheduled for release on Steam and Denpasoft respectively.
Developer: Broken Desk
Product Page: http://sekaiproject.com/products/magical-x-spiral/
Medianne Phirtia, a student residing in Midgard, has long-held admirations for ‘Celestria’ — it’s a place spoken of in fairy tales where magic users dwell. During her study breaks, Medianne would often indulge her curiosity by reading books about such tales…until finally, she was able to confirm the existence of Celestria thanks to her adept research. The mysterious ‘Tower of Phantasm’ that lies in the very center of the world: that is the entrance to Celestria!
In MAGICAL×SPIRAL players will climb perilous tower floors, battle waves of increasingly difficult monsters, and upgrade their magical abilities to summon spirit allies to come to their aid in this unusual magic-based action game!
Fans attending Anime Central can visit Sekai Project at Booth #61 for information and special giveaways, and can also interact remotely on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag, “#SPACEN2016.”
Anime Expo Announcements
Along with the new titles, Sekai Project also revealed several very special guests who will be appearing with them this July at Anime Expo (AX) in Los Angeles:
- From Japan, the face of NEKO WORKs, leading the drafting, artwork, and release of everyone’s favorite catgirl comedy series, NEKOPARA: Sayori!
- From CreSpirit, the Taiwan-based development studio behind the wildly popular 2D exploration platformer, Rabi-Ribi: CEO and president, Sirluma, translator, Ian Lee, and artist, Saiste!
- From the Japanese doujin circle, ALICE IN DISONANCE, creators of the fault series: founder, writer and director, Munisix, and art director, Hare Konatsu!
In anticipation of AX, Sekai Project is also launching a special giveaway campaign on Social Media. Starting the week of May 23, every Friday leading up to AX on July 1, Sekai Project will select the best or most interesting social media post from Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram that uses the hashtag “#NEKOPROJECTAX.” Winners will receive NEKOPARA-themed prizes. Additional information can be found on the Sekai Project website at www.sekaiproject.com and on their social media pages.