Legendary Visual Novel White Album Finally Gets Western Release Date

Published: July 20, 2023 9:21 PM /


White Album - Rina Ogata

Today Shiravune announced the release date of the English localization of the legendary visual novel White Album: Memories Like Falling Snow.

The English version, which was announced last month, will release on Steam on August 4, 2023, ending a seemingly eternal wait that lasted 25 years. 

If you're not familiar with this beloved masterpiece, it's a PC port of Aquaplus' PS3 release White Album: Tsuzurareru Fuyu no Omoide, released in 2010. In turn, that was the all-ages version of White Album, an eroge launched by Leaf in 1998. A well-known anime series cemented its popularity in 2009.

While not as popular as its sequel White Album 2, this visual novel is a true classic beloved by many fans who have waited for an official localization basically forever. Of course, this generates the hope that we might see a localization of the sequel as well, at some point in the future. 

Here's an official description of the story:

The classic visual novel from AQUAPLUS that launched one of Japan's most beloved franchises.

WHITE ALBUM is a story of love in many forms.

Touya Fujii is an ordinary college student but for one thing:
His connection to the popular singer Yuki Morikawa.

That popular singer, you see, is his girlfriend...
and the more popular she gets, the less time
the two can spend together.

Will they stay a couple, or will their ways part?
As winter falls and the air grows colder,
the two lay down new tracks in the album of their love...

This album will be as white as snow, and as poignant.

You may not be familiar with Shiravune, but they localized the PC version of the latest Utawarerumono JRPG Monochrome Mobius: Rights and Wrongs Forgotten among many other games. 

In other news about visual novels getting an unexpected localization, soon we'll see the English release of Aquarium, starring Vtuber Minato Aqua. 


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