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Here is the official press release for MangaGamer’s English release of Da Capo:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Digital Download Of Da Capo in English Available Worldwide Exclusively At MangaGamer
Renowned Bishoujo Game Available Today via Digital Download
January 23, 2009. MangaGamer.com is pleased to announce the digital release of Da Capo, the signature title of Circus. In this traditional adventure game, the player plays the role of Junichi Asakura, a 3rd year student at Kazami Academy on Hatsune Island where cherry blossoms are in bloom all year long. In such mystical island, Junichi spends his Spring school life with many girls such as his kind stepsister, Nemu Asakura, school idol Kotori Shirakawa, and his clingy childhood friend, Sakura Yoshino.
Da Capo will be available in English for the first time since its initial release in 2002.
MangaGamer is Manga International B.V.’s digital download store (http://www.mangagamer.com). Launched in July 2008, MangaGamer offers popular Bishoujo Games from Japan to consumers around the world, conveniently downloadable from their home. MangaGamer’s roster of leading Bishoujo Game publishers includes Circus and OVERDRIVE
ABOUT MANGA INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Manga International B.V. operates the world’s first online Bishoujo Game download store.
Located in Saitama, Japan, Circus is a leading developer and publisher of Bishoujo Games for personal computers. Their signature titles include Da Capo and Suika. (More information about Circus’s games can be found at www.mangagamer.com.)
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OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista
Rating: 18 and over
Text Language: English
Voice Language: Japanese
Price: 49.95 EUR
Required CPU: Pentium II 300MHz
Recommended CPU: Pentium III 600MHz
Required Memory: 96MB
Recommended Memory: 128MB
Required Resolution: 800×600
Required Colors: 24bit colors
Required HDD Free Space: 600MB
Recommended HDD Free Space: 1.3GB
MangaGamer has now made Da Capo available to customers again after removing it from distribution due to its accidental release before a final quality check. An updated 799MiB download is available to both new customers and customers who purchased the original game.
December 26th, 2008, by in Translation
According to MangaGamer’s website, they have discovered a bug in the release and is halting distribution of this product temporarily, with a rerelease date of January 20, 2009. It looks like customers who have bought the game can still download it, but it is no longer available to new customers.
UPDATE: According to a post on MangaGamer’s forums, Da Capo wasn’t supposed to be released on Christmas and was supposed to undergo a final quality check. Supposedly, much of MangaGamer is run by volunteers from the Japanese game companies, who have been very busy preparing for Comiket and may have forgotten to update the date before the website automatically enabled Da Capo for sales.
MangaGamer released an English localisation of CIRCUS’s romance adventure game Da Capo today. The game is available as an 800MB download for 49.95 euros and requires activation, as usual. The quality of the English script has substantially increased since the days of Edelweiss, and strangely, the entire game has been ported to Buriko General Interpreter/Ethornell from CIRCUS’s own engine.
August 7th, 2008, by in Translation
According to MangaGamer’s website, releases for all their upcoming games have been pushed back. Of note, Da Capo has been pushed back to mid-October and Suika has been pushed back to the beginning of December. Possible reasons for these delays may lie in their interest in producing a better script and their solicitation of proofreaders. However, they may simply be swamped with too much work at the moment.