Back in February 2018, PQube announced they were bringing Song of Memories (a romance Visual Novel by Future Tech Lab) to Europe and North America. That announcement came a couple of months after the Japanese one, in November 2017. Roughly a year later, in January 2019, they announced that the Nintendo Switch release was cancelled following “development complications”.
But as we reported in November, the Nintendo Switch version was not cancelled altogether (contrary to what was initially reported at the time), and Future Tech Lab kept on working on it. And after years of development, the Nintendo Switch version is finally ready for release. Even better: the game will launch (digitally) on the same day worldwide, and in several languages to boot (English, Japanese, French, and Chinese).
Starting today, Song of Memories can be pre-orders on the Nintendo eShop worldwide for $26.09 / 24.99€ / £21.59 / 3 366 Yen (regular price from launch: $28.99 / 26.99€ / £23.99 / 3 740 Yen). The Japanese version does offer an English language option.
Here’s some details and some screenshots for the game:
A story of love and crisis. A dramatic visual novel where your choices determine the ending of the story.
In a grand and mysterious world woven together by beautiful graphics and an emotional story, you become the protagonist and forge your own destiny.
■ “Precious Moments That Can Never Return”
The protagonist, who is unaware of the discovery of an unknown virus in the world, enjoys a happy school life with six beautiful girls. Little did they know that it would become a time that would never return… In the first half of the story, the common route is filled with event scenes that can be called the epitome of gal games! They spend their time enjoying events like the pool event and date event. There are more than 100 common events alone!
■ “An entire animation that overturns the common sense of adventure games”
By using the 2D animation tool “E-mote” from conversation screens to event CGs, it overturns the common sense of previous adventure games and achieves a new visual expression that makes you feel like you are watching an anime. In addition, the huge scenario is fully voiced, including the protagonist, and each character reacts in detail according to their words, making it a mechanism that makes you want to watch until the end of their lines without skipping them.
■ “Over 30 Songs Included in the Game!”
This work contains over 30 songs. There are two opening songs and six ending songs, all sung by luxurious voice actors for each heroine. The rhythm game element using the music is incorporated in the 3D battle system in the main part, and the combination of battle songs changes depending on the character selection of the artist unit “Dream 4 You,” who is an important character.
Song of Memories (Switch – eShop) comes out on March 23rd worldwide.