Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu came with an interesting surprise for those who love vintage visual novels: El Dia Announced Desire Remaster Version, a remaster of the Sega Saturn version of Desire: Haitoku no Rasen, released in 1997.
The story is as follows (courtesy of The Visual Novel Database)
“In the southern ocean on a remote island is a huge research institute called “Desire”. An institute built by the large, world renowned financial group, Grandchester Foundation. It’s rumored they are involved in military-related research, but what it is exactly is kept a carefully guarded secret. For this reason, a journalist for SNT (Social News Time Network), Albert Macdgul (or Al for short) visits “Desire” in order to collect information for a story. He’s one of the rare few who have been granted access to “Desire”. So it’s in high spirits that he sets forth to complete his story. While at “Desire” he meets a girl named Tina, who is suffering from memory loss. She is destined to change his fate forever. Murder, bomb threats, mysteries shadowing her existence… How far will the chaos go? On the other hand, Makoto Izumi, technical manager at “Desire”, finds out how dangerous their research is, and asks her boss, Dr. Stella, to stop all the experiments. Then she finds out that someone on the outside is going to interfere with the research…”
Below you can see the original Sega Saturn screens compared to the remastered ones, while new illustrations are being drawn by the original character designer Nao Tajima are being prepared.
You can also enjoy more screenshots and art below. Desire Remaster Version will release in Japan on April 27th, 2017.