Frontwing Provides First Look at Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Gameplay
Frontwing hosted a KickStarter livestream for their visual novel Grisaia: Phantom Trigger, Vol 1 and Vol 2 coming to PC on April 28. Vol 3 is planned for Summer 2017.
To much surprise, the developer revealed exclusive gameplay of the visual novel that hasn’t been shown before. The scene begins with the school’s homeroom teacher, Arisake Shiori, making her way into Mihama Academy. After looking around, she interrupts a student in training, but the scene ends before the student is shown.
After over 5-minutes of gameplay, fans can get a good idea of the opening scenes for the game that is weeks away from release.
Currently, the crowdfunding campaign has ended, reaching over $180k, which is $100k more than the asking goal. Additionally, the amount reached the last stretch goal and guaranteed an English production of the Grisaia Complete Box, which was previously only available in Japanese.
The developer details the game’s whole premise:
Following the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development).
The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such ‘specialist training school’.
This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills – sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions – all for the good of the realm.
You can watch the gameplay below, it’s good to mention this is being livestreamed so the audio levels fluctuate and don’t necessarily reflect the final product: