YU-NO By Makoto Asada Officially Announced by MAGES.; Possibly Moving Away from Xbox One Exclusivity

on December 28, 2014 11:56 PM

Comiket is in full swing at the Tokyo Big Sight, and during an official presentation, 5pb. and Mages. announced a new game by Makoto Asada’s Division 8, following yesterday’s teases.

The game is a full remake of the classic visual novel YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World by Hiroyuki Kanno, released between 1996 and 1997 for PC-9801, Sega Saturn and PC. The remake will retain exactly the same title.

The project is led by Makoto Asada himself, while character design will be handled by Yuu Nagira. 5pb. Executive Director Chiyomaru Shikura will cover the role of Executive Producer. An official website has also been opened.

Despite the fact that the game will be fully remade with modern technology and full voice acting, the original story will remain pretty much the same and retain the original screenplay, delivering the same feel of Hiroyuki Kanno’s masterpiece.

It’s also worth mentioning that the platforms the game will be released on haven’t been disclosed yet, possibly indicating that Asada-san and his team are steering away from the Xbox One exclusivity that characterized their previous productions.

This would not be a surprising move, considering that games by Mages. and 5pb. are primarily aimed to a Japanese audience, and the Xbox One isn’t showing a stellar performance in the archipelago of the rising sun.

Mages. promised further information down the line, and we’ll keep you updated as soon as it’s delivered.

 /  Executive News Editor
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