Thank you to all of you who visited us at our booth or attended our panel at Anime Expo this past weekend! For those of you who weren’t able to make it, here’s a roundup of all the latest news from JAST USA, starting with our two new license announcements.
Majikoi! Love me Seriously!
First up we have the first game we’ll be releasing from our new partner Minato Soft - Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai! Known as Majikoi for short, this hugely popular visual novel has spawned countless sequels, an anime adaptation, and more merch than your house has room for - and JAST will be bringing you an official English release. Majikoi is set to be released in 2030 2018, so keep your eyes peeled for updates here on our blog.
Machine Child is a brand new game that will be released simultaneously in Japanese, English and Chinese - a first for JAST! It’s a raising simulation game being developed and illustrated by artist Oyari Ashito (Littlewitch Romanesque, Eiyu Senki, both available from JAST USA) and with music from veteran game music composer Hoashi Keigo (Nier Automata).
As the player, your goal is to raise a "Machine Child," a girl born from a mysterious device. Your choices shape her strengths and weaknesses, personality and relationships, and ultimately her future. Will she become a beloved singer? A skulking assassin? It all depends on you. Machine Child will feature multiple girls to raise, a large selection of costumes, and a wide variety of events.
Ashito-san is funding the development of the game through a Japanese crowdfunding site, similar to Patreon, so if you’re interested in contributing head on over to the Enty page.
And while we’re hard at work on these new projects, we haven’t forgotten our other games. Here’s what you have to look forward to from us over the coming months:
Eiyu*Senki is currently in QA and will be available Summer 2017.
Princess X is scheduled for Fall 2017.
Flowers: Summer is 60% translated and coming Winter 2017.
Katahane is due for release early 2018.
You may also have noticed that we have a shiny new look for our website and blog. This is all part of our plan to breathe life back into JAST - we know we’ve kept you waiting, and we appreciate your patience! Keep an eye out here on the blog as we’ll be updating regularly from here on.