Japanese Developer PureWish finally announced a Japanese release date of its visual novel/adventure game Song of Memories, after moving the project from PS Vita to PS4 over a year ago.
It will hit the Japanese shelves on April 27th.
The game is the typical harem title in which the protagonist is surrounded by beautiful ladies, but comes with a few interesting systems and lovely animated visuals.
The story is rather mysterious, with the male protagonist Minato Kamishiro living what appears to be a normal student life, but an unknown plague has been spreading through the world, driving people crazy and gradually transforming them into something else. The news speak of infected victims appearing in Japan as well, but it all seems very distant at the beginning of the story.
When Minato’s childhood friend Kanon moves to live with him and his sister, they find a smartphone in her luggage with an app named “Dream 4 You.” Launching the app brings up the image of five girls in strange costumes that say “when danger comes, call upon us, and we’ll protect you.”
While Minato shrugs the event off, a so-called “healthcare investigator” named Akira Tobunoki starts appearing around him. His everyday life is about to collapse.
Speaking of features, the game comes with the “E-Mote” system, that adds animation to the usual still pictures used in visual novels, mitigating the impression of looking at a picture book and making it closer to anime.
The “Around System” allows the player to enjoy a conversation with the heroines while walking around instead of standing in place. This adds a lot of volume to individual routes.
Below you can enjoy plenty of screenshots, gameplay videos, the opening cutscene, and even a few of the many songs included in the game.
At the moment, there is no information on a possible western release, but we’ll let you know if that changes.