Maitetsu coming to PS4

PlayStation 4 version due out on September 28 in Japan.

Maitetsu

Visual novel Maitetsu is coming to PlayStation 4 on September 28 in Japan, listings on Amazon Japan and Rakuten have revealed.

The PlayStation 4 version will have unique additional elements. It promises to preserve the original game’s soothing atmosphere while having easy to understand mechanics for progressing through the game that anyone can enjoy. It also has explanations for railroad terminology.

Here’s an overview of the visual novel, via VNDB:

Set in Hinomoto, a fictional version of Japan, where for a long time railway travel served as the most important form of transport. Each locomotive was paired with a humanoid control module, so-called RailRoad, that aided the train operator. However, many rail lines had been discontinued due to the rising popularity of ‘aerocrafts’, a safe and convenient aerial mode of transport. As such, their accompanying railroads also went into a deep sleep.

Soutetsu had lost his entire family in a rail accident and was adopted into the Migita household, which runs a shochu brewery in the city of Ohitoyo. He returned to his hometown to save it from the potential water pollution that would occur if they accepted the proposal to build an aerocraft factory nearby. He woke up the RailRoad Hachiroku by accident and became her owner. For different purposes, they agreed to help find her lost locomotive, with the help of his stepsister Hibiki, the town’s mayor and local railway chief, Paulette and others.

Sekai Project is currently working on an English release of the PC version. Visit its official website here.

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