|2013–03–22||Press Release: Saya no Uta goes golden master|
|2013–02–28||Tick Tack demo now available|
|2013–02–18||MangaGamer announces new titles at Katsucon|
|2012–12–21||Slave Witch April now on sale from MangaGamer|
MangaGamer has now released an English version of Project Navel’s adult game Tick! Tack!, a follow-up side story to SHUFFLE!. In the new game, the gang ends up in the past through some random hijinks, and the protagonist’s decisions ends up determining Nerine’s fate. The game is available at 34.95 USD and is a 1.1 GB download via Amazon S3. As was mentioned previously in the website renewal blog post, MangaGamer games will now be priced in USD, and buyers get approximately 5% cash-back towards future purchases through the new points system. In other news, MangaGamer has also opened preorders for the sex romp Orion Heart, with a release scheduled for May 24.
TLWiki has released an English fan translation for Nitro+’s Dra+Koi. This concludes a project which originally started back in 2011, but has been mostly inactive until the beginning of this year. The translator, Moogy, commented in the readme that while Nitro+ was willing to allow an official release of the title through JAST USA, this would only be after the announced Nitro+ games are released which would have taken quite some time. These announced titles currently include Saya no Uta (which is in golden master status and is scheduled to be released next month), Hanachirasu, Outlaw Django, and Sumaga.
MangaGamer has now unveiled a revamp of their website, bringing a new layout that includes a scrolling ad banner promoting new and upcoming products. The mascot character has also gotten a few “enhancements”, and her all-new more mature image can be seen on the site banner as well as the 18+ gateway page, whereas the staff blog appears to still use the previous version. Product pages now also feature embedded HTML5 media for games with promotional videos, with apparent support for H.264, Theora and WebM. All customers with accounts on the old MangaGamer website received an email with a new temporary password for the revamped site and are asked to login and set a more permanent one. The website update wasn’t without its kinks, however, as there were initially some payment issues. Furthermore, there were login problems; the blog post about the update suggests that users make sure they visit http:///www.mangagamer.com/ and not simply http://mangagamer.com/. In other news, coinciding with the website revamp, softhouse-seal’s spy-themed sex romp SSSS: Super Secret Sexy Spy has also been released.
Amaterasu Translations has released a complete fan translation of Key’s all ages visual novel Rewrite. This was the 7th project that Ixrec translated and released released through Amaterasu Translations. Going forward, Ixrec previously announced plans for the next several projects he intends to work on, with his next project being Dra+Koi from Nitroplus. Two partial patches for Rewrite had been released previously; the first partial patch covering just the common route was released early last year, and the second covering the heroine routes was released about a month ago.
The bilingual edition of the alpaca-themed PacaPlus is now available for 1050 JPY on DLSite’s English website. Originally released during Comiket 80 in 2011, the game, with a name parodying Konami’s LovePlus, was made by doujin circle PacoProject and tells the story of the protagonist and his girlfriend, who somehow turned into an alpaca at the beginning of the game. Since then, a Japanese-English bilingual edition was made; it originally went on sale at Japan Expo in 2012 and was also available at Comiket 82. The addition to DLSite was roughly a week ago and it is a 785MiB download; the installer also downloads and installs NET 4.0 and XNA libraries if they’re not already installed and automatically updates the game over the network. There is an option at the main menu screen to switch between Japanese and English text, although the English text is quite rough and contains typographical errors.