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Time-bending Visual Novel YU-NO Coming West in October 2019

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 15:57
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The YU-NO release date has finally been decided! The game was previously reported to be making its way to the English-speaking world and we now have a firm date. YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world is a time-bending visual novel that has you trying to uncover a mystery involved your father. You'll travel through time in an effort to uncover all of the clues and find out what really happened.

Take a look at the YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world Character Trailer to get an idea of what the game is like:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ0cSyh7_Es

In YU-NO, Takuya Arima is on vacation from Sakaimachi Academy when he receives a package from his father. This normally wouldn't be all that unusual if it weren't for the tiny hiccup that Takuya's father is thought to have died years ago. This package contains the Reflector Device, an object that lets you explore parallel timelines in your efforts to uncover the mystery. You'll be able to begin hopping across time and space pretty soon: the YU-NO release date is October 1, 2019.

 

The game will be making its way to the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. In addition, the PS4 and Switch versions each have their own unique bonuses you can get for purchasing early. PS4 players will get a mini cloth poster featuring the school nurse Eriko Takeda and Nintendo Switch players will get a voucher code for YU-NO's Great Adventure, an 8-bit style action title featuring characters from the core game.

As with most visual novels, you'll have a bunch of different routes to explore. The use of the Reflector Device makes this a somewhat different experience in that you can go back and alter your choices to head back down a different route. While save scumming is very much a thing in visual novels, this is one of the rare instances where it's actually a game mechanic.

 

Players who put a lot of time into the game will have some bonus content to discover, too. If you can manage to fall in love with every one of the game's characters, you'll discover the true ending. In total, players can expect more than 40 hours of gameplay.

YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world is an interesting visual novel with a unique time-bending mechanic that had a heavy influence on the Japanese visual novel market when it's original version released in the 1990s. You'll be able to get your hands on this game before the end of the year! The YU-NO release date is October 1, 2019, for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.

What do you think of YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world? Are you going to pick the game up on the YU-NO release date? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!