htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary coming west this fall

Nippon Ichi puzzle platformer headed overseas.

htoL #NiQ: Hotaru no Nikki

NIS America is bringing htoL #NiQ: The Firefly Diary to North America and Europe this fall via PlayStation Network, the publisher announced at its Anime Expo panel.

The game tasks players with using the PS Vita touchscreen and rear touch pad to navigate a young girl through dangerous ruins. Two fairies, one operating in light and the other in shadow, must work together to uncover the girl’s lost memories and save her from a dark fate.

The Firefly Diary first launched for PS Vita in Japan via PlayStation Network and a limited edition retail release last month.

If you missed it, catch 40 minutes of gameplay here.

Find a summary of the story below, via NIS America.

In the depths of a labyrinthine ruin, a young girl named Mion rises from a deep sleep. Lost, alone, and with no memory of how she got here or where her parents are, she is greeted by two fireflies—one composed entirely of light, and another who lurks among the shadows. By shifting between a world of light and a world of shadows, these two fireflies must work together to recover Mion’s memories and lead her out of the ruins, where voracious shadow beasts, ancient machines, and treacherous traps lie in wait to bar her path. But what secrets do Mion’s lost memories contain? What is the connection between her, the ruins, and the fireflies lighting her escape? The answers may reveal a deeper darkness—one that must be faced from within…

Thanks, @miresukun.

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