Visual novel 'Hatsumira: from the future undying' announced for Switch

Undying sounds pretty good compared to the alternative

25 October 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 1

PROTOTYPE will publisgh the Frontwing-developed fantasy visual novel Hatsumira: from the future undying on Switch sometime in 2024. At this time, only a Japanese version of the game has been announced. This title first saw release on the PC all the way back in 2015, and then made its way to PS Vita, and then a Steam with English support.

The Switch version of Hatsumira: from the future undying will include the CG added in the PS Vita version, along with some scenes from the 18-and-older “X-Rated” version.

From the development team behind the Grisaia series, Hatsumira -from the future undying- is a fantasy visual novel that transports you into a whole new world filled with swords and sorcery!

Hatsumira -from the future undying- is written by our team of talented writers, including lead writer Ryuta Fujisaki and scenario writer Yuhi Nanao. The game also features original artwork by Akio Watanabe and Fumio, in addition to monster and minor characters designs by INO. This game is one of Frontwing’s most ambitious works, created with the aim of breathing a fresh breath of air into the visual novel industry.

Synopsis

During the Pacific War, Ichiro Mimori, a petty officer and Zero fighter pilot, was about to launch a kamikaze attack on an enemy ship, when instead he finds himself crash-landing into an unfamiliar desert. As he wanders around lost, desperate for water, he is rescued by a strange princess who can transform into a dragon.

Ichiro has no idea where he is, or how to get back home – and even if he did make it back, an almost certain death would await him. Yet, the loyal soldier is determined to return to Japan no matter what it takes, in order to fulfill a promise he made…

Keywords

Dragon Tribe – Known by several names, such as Dragons, lizards, and Archgenians, this tribe is the oldest demi-human race in this world. They are said to live up to ten times longer than humans. Female dragons are born in humanoid forms, and as they age, some of them gain the ability to transform into a flying, fire-breathing wyvern… In rare cases, they can also spit lighting. The males of the tribe look like lizardmen – they cannot transform, but their powerful build allows them to excel as soldiers and warriors.

Dog Tribe – Also known as Lulucarions, the dog tribe is a short-lived race that values strength. Thanks to their stamina, alertness, and agility, they excel at guerilla warfare in the mountains. However, they tend to not be very clever. Only the females are capable of shapeshifting between their dog forms and humanoid forms, while the males remain in a wolfman-like form at all times. Cat Tribe – Also known as Chaolia, the members of this tribe have keen minds and weak bodies, opposite of the dogs. Very curious, they just can’t seem keep still, which explains their nomadic behavior. Some Chaolia are accomplished sorcerers, using a type of magic unique to their tribe. Mermaid Tribe – A race of only women, who can breathe underwater when they transform into their half-fish form. They sing a powerful song called the “sacred chant,” but they dislike fighting and war, and declare themselves pacifists. However, attacks from the other tribes have caused their number to dwindle to the edge of extinction.

Undead – Also called zombies, Undead are born when a necromancer temporarily summons the soul back to a corpse. They can be controlled only when they are within the necromancer’s range, otherwise they simply rampage wherever they please. In war they are used as disposable soldiers. Their performance varies wildly depending on the race they belonged to before dying, the freshness of the corpse, and each individual’s abilities. In any case, their bodies are doomed to decompose if they are not maintained.

Dwarves – Small creatures who live underground. They run the Miners’ Guild, which is responsible for distributing metals and minerals to each country. Although dexterous and intelligent, they tend to be seen as a lower-class tribe because of their short-temper. They are very proud and inflexible, which can sometimes get them into trouble.

The Principality of Wisla – The country of pure humans, who call themselves “the new race.” Although the country shares its origins with the Archgene Kingdom, Wisla considers demi-human tribes as inferior, and does not recognize their rights.

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conangiga

8M ago

PROTOTYPE and Frontwing is another awesome duo. The chara design seems to be from the Grisaia character designer.

Since the game has english subs on Steam it's safe to say that we'll at least get a digital version. If there's a japanese physical (which I would assume) then it'll surely be multilingual.

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