Announced at Anime Boston and Sakura-Con, Sekai Project has picked up three more visual novels for publishing on Steam. In total, five titles were picked up by the American publishing house. The three games coming to Steam sometime in the future are Warped Reality, AIdol: Artificial Intelligence, and NEKO-NIN exHeart 2.
The fourth visual novel from English-language developer Unwonted Studios, and third published by Sekai Project, Warped Reality is starkly different from Unwonted’s earlier VNs. Instead of the lighthearted romance found in Catch Canvas or No One But You, Warped Reality is a gritty cyberpunk affair. Set within the streets of corporate-ruled Detroit in 2065, young programmer Kazu is after a job as a cybernetics designer.
His attempt at a multifunctional entertainment system turns out to be far more dangerous than he imagined. Now, Kazu must survive attempts on his life, while still trying to rescue the people he cares about. There is a demo currently available on Steam.
The next VN Sekai Project is bringing to Steam is the newest title from prolific writer/developer ebi-hime. Self-described as a writer of “maudlin visual novels,” most of their work is either free or affordable. This is not the first time Sekai Project has partnered with ebi-hime, as a number of their visual novels on Steam were published by Sekai Project already.
AIdol is the story of sapient computer Aiko, as she is searching for her creator. In dire need of fixing, Aiko turns to idol superfan Hana, along with her friends. AIdol has light yuri elements, as well as multiple endings and some choices along the way. AIdol is slated to come to Steam sometime later this year.
The last (and largest) visual novel coming to Steam thanks to Sekai Project is NEKO-NIN exHeart 2. Both games imagine a world where catgirls live alongside humans as ninjas and other secret agents. In the first game, the unnamed protagonist adopts the sisters Tama and Yura, and attempts to figure out how to use the pair in modern times.
Now in the sequel, NEKO-NIN exHeart 2 continues the tale of catgirl ninjas Tama and Yura, who are now joined by the secretive Ritsu and confused Maya. NEKO-NIN exHeart 2 does not have an English translation available as of writing and is slated to come to Steam later this year.