Noted visual novel publisher and translator Sekai Project has announced three visual novels will be making their way to Steam in the near future: The Emerald Tablet, Winter Polaris, and Baldr Sky.
If you're unfamiliar with Sekai Project, they're a publisher who specifically focuses on acquiring licenses for Japanese games — visual novels, most typically — translating them, and selling them in the West. Now, this publisher has announced three games will be coming to Steam very soon:
- The Emerald Tablet
- Winter Polaris
- Baldr Sky
Each of these games were announced via a press release — let's get into breaking them down!
The Emerald Tablet
December 2019 — $19.99 — Steam Store Page
In a world filled with alchemy, a trio of quirky adventurers are tasked with helping out villagers and discovering the ultimate truth. Play as the money-hungry Misty, the arrogant adventure Gladys, and the explosives expert "Winifred" as you use classic JRPG mechanics to craft things desired by villagers. These objects will range from mundane household objects to much more complex tasks.
That's not the only JRPG bits in this game, though! Players will also be able to customize their characters' growth, equipment, and attributes with the power of alchemy.
December 12, 2019 — $14.99 — Steam Store Page
This particular visual novel is a two-in-one kind of deal, containing the stories Winter Polaris and Sweeper Swimmer.
Winter Polaris is set in present-day Tokyo. A mysterious disease is spreading throughout the world, causing victims to literally disappear into thin air. Society is falling apart, and the protagonist escapes to the mountains to avoid the terrible plague. After a few years, he returns to town only to find a girl waiting for him in an otherwise empty world — and she says that she's immortal.
Sweeper Swimmer features a girl named Elena who lives on a small island and works as a courier delivering cargo to other islands with a boat. One day, she discovers a girl floating in the sea after a terrible storm. That girl drops a strange object made of glass and featuring a level of craftsmanship never before seen in the world — just who is this mysterious girl?
Coming Soon — No Price Announced — Steam Store Page
This particular package contains Balder Sky Dive1 Lost Memory and Baldr Sky Dive 2 Recordare.
In the future, people implant chips into their brain to head into virtual worlds created by AI. Regrettably, this doesn't always work out for the best.
A freelance mercenary named Kou Kadokura is trying to find the responsible parties behind an event known as "Gray Christmas", an event that destroyed his life. He can't remember anything and has a lot of gaps in his memory, but he soldiers on in a quest to recover his memories and avenge his loved ones.
You can read more about these upcoming Sekai project games on their respective Steam Store pages. You'll be able to get these upcoming titles starting on December 12, 2019.
What do you think of The Emerald Tablet, Winter Polaris, and Baldr Sky? Which of these three upcoming visual novels seems the most appealing to you? Let us know in the comments below!