Did YU-NO there’s a new Japanese visual novel being released physically in the West? It doesn’t happen often for this genre, but we’re getting a localization with the works: YU-NO has been announced for a fall release on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The game’s full title is YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world. including the period, but it turns out even we have our limits when it comes to weird Japanese titles, so we’re sticking with just YU-NO.
During his vacation from Sakaimachi Academy, Takuya Arima receives a package from his supposedly deceased father. It contains the mysterious Reflector Device which allows the user to travel between parallel worlds. With help from his friends, teachers, and lovers, Takuya must unearth the mystery of his father’s legacy to prevent a calamity threatening to envelop reality itself.
- The Power of the Reflector – Explore multiple timelines and revisit events through the unique gaming mechanic of the Reflector Device. This allows you to explore every timeline in detail. Activate the Reflector Device’s Auto Divergence Map System to return to an event with more knowledge and new items.
- Your Father’s Clues – Solve all the mysteries of Sakaimachi to uncover the secrets lying beneath Sword Cape. Collect items from one timeline and use them in the next to unlock Sword Cape’s hidden truth.
- Love Beyond Worlds – Can you find the hidden world waiting beyond Sakaimachi? Fall in love with every character to reach the true ending to this 40+ hour visual novel.
Takuya has to fall in love with every character? This guy takes polyamory to new heights! YU-NO also has interactive gameplay elements where you must inspect every area you visit for clues and secrets.
Here’s where it gets interesting: both console versions of the game have different bonuses. The PS4 version will come with a mini cloth poster. That cloth won’t fit into the tiny Switch box, so that version will come with Yu-No’s Great Adventure, an entire extra game rendered in 8-bit style as an action platformer. Who needs cloth? Get the Switch version.
YU-NO: A girl who blah blah blah blah blah blah blah will be out October 1, 2019.