Tomorrow the popular Nekopara visual novel series will land on PS4 and Nintendo Switch with Nekopara Vol.1 thanks to a publishing deal with Korean publisher CFK.
While the publisher is based in Korea, the release will be worldwide, which means that you’ll be able to grab the game regardless of where you live, with subtitles in English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Nekopara series, it’s a super-sweet franchise of visual novels by Nekoworks first launched on Steam in 2014, and boasting overwhelmingly positive review in every release, which is currently at Vol.3 on PC. Incidentally, the PS4 and Switch release will also include the Vol.0 fandisk.
Here’s an official description:
“Kashou Minaduki, the son of a long line of Japanese confection makers moved out to open his own shop “La Soleil” as a patisserie.
But upon moving out, hidden amongst his things were two of the catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, that the family had been raising. When he tried to send them back, they begged and pleaded until he gave in and now they’ve opened La Soleil together.
With two catgirls who really, REALLY love their master trying their very best and occasionally failing — a heartful comedy opens for business!
See the Sayori NEKO WORKs’ mascots Chocola and Vanilla like never before, moving, and in full voice on screen. And now with the E-mote System, the characters smoothly move on screen changing expression and poses in countless ways.”
In order to celebrate the console launch, CFK and Nekoworks release a new trailer, which you can see below alongside a second from a few days ago.
Incidentally, Nekopara was one of the franchises hit by Steam’s then retracted crackdown on visual novels with mild ecchi content. It’s nice to see it expanding to new platforms.