Maitetsu: Pure Station coming west for PS4, Switch

Circle Entertainment localizing the visual novel.

Maitetsu: Pure Station

Publisher Circle Entertainment is bringing Maitetsu: Pure Station west for PlayStation 4 and Switch, the company announced. It will feature Japanese audio and English, Japanese, and Chinese subtitle options. A release date was not announced.

Circle Entertainment also announced it will release the Switch version of Maitetsu: Pure Station in Japan, where currently only the PlayStation 4 version is available, this winter. The Switch version will feature the same English, Japanese, and Chinese subtitle options as the western release.

Here is an overview of the game, via Circle Entertainment:

In Maitetsu, the player is the protagonist, Migita Sotetsu. After hearing that an industrial factory is to possibly be built along a landmark river in his hometown of Ohitoyo, Migita Sotetsu returns home to change the minds of those in charge of the factory proposal. Although half of the town’s citizens support the building of such a mill, the other half fear the potential for pollution and contamination of their beloved river.

Recognizing Ohitoyo’s budgetary decline over the last few decades, Sotetsu believes that the town requires a system that allows it to be fiscally independent instead of reliant upon a factory to stimulate its economy, and sets out to identify an alternative method in achieving this goal.

It’s during this time that Sotetsu comes across an android-like being–a “Raillord” named Hachiroku– while looking through his late adoptive father’s belongings. Although inanimate, Hachiroku and Sotetsu forge a deep, unlikely connection, and from this bond, work together in hopes of restoring Ohitoyo to its former glory.

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