Today Entergram announced the release details of the PC version of the visual novel Aquarium, starring HoloLive Vtuber Minato Aqua, and there is good news for those who hoped for an English localization.
As teased a few days ago, the visual novel will release for PC via Steam on October 26, and while the voiceovers will be exclusively in Japanese, the text will come in both Japanese and English.
Thre will also be additional story content compared to the PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions released last year. The console versions will get this content via an update, but they won't get the English localization. If you want to play in English, you'll need the Steam release of the game.
Incidentally, the press release also mentions that the game has sold 50,000 copies on consoles so far. The recommended specs on PC are as follows:
- OS: Windows 11/10
- CPU: 2.66GHz
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- VRAM: 512MB
- DirectX: Version: 9.0c
- Disk Space: 15GB
Two physical limited editions are up for pre-order, and one is actually available to the Western audience at the HoloLive online shop.
As mentioned above, the game stars popular Hololive Vtuber Minato Aqua (who also acted as Producer) playing the heroine, but she isn't alone. Honshou Marine and Shirakami Fubuki also play relevant supporting roles.
The visual novel tells a pure love story between a noble and his new maid Minato Aqua in a country similar to Western Europe. The player takes on the role of the hero, who is the heir of the noble Francois family. He falls in love with his beautiful maid who hides a secret.
Our hero has lost his memory and is often disturbed in his sleep by nightmares in which an unknown girl tells him that she hates him. After being told by his sisters that he's required to practice for his future role of leader of the family, he starts by providing guidance to his clumsy by providing her guidance and advice.