Following the release of a less than satisfactory English localization in May 2017 by a company called E2 Gaming, new publisher Production Pencil will release a proper English localization of otome visual novel Taisho x Alice Episode I for PC via Steam on November 28.
Taisho x Alice Episode I first launched for PC in February 2015 in Japan. It was followed by Episode II in May 2015, Episode III in August 2015, and an Epilogue in December 2015. An All in One package was released for PS Vita in Juen 2016 and for Switch in April 2019.
Here is an overview of Episode I, via its Steam page:
Taisho x Alice Episode I is a fairy-tale visual novel in which YOU must save your Prince Charming! The game is fully voiced in Japanese (excluding the main character).
As you progress through the story, you will be asked to make choices at key points that will lead you to different endings. You will take on the role of the fairy-tale heroine in order to rehabilitate your chosen love interest and guide him to his “happily ever after”!
At the end of the prologue, you will choose your prince and enter the Looking-Glass World. Each love interest has his own standalone story set in an alternate universe where the relationships between the characters will vary.
*Episode I features two love interests: Cinderella and Red Riding Hood.
Once upon a time, in a topsy-turvy world…
In the beginning, you find yourself lost within a world of utter darkness. Your memories are gone; even your name is a mystery. But just when the bitter loneliness threatens to break your spirit, you meet Alice—a blond-haired, blue-eyed young man who promptly christens you “Arisu.” Like you, Alice cannot remember anything beyond his own name. Ignoring his protests, you drag him along with you through the darkness… until you happen upon a massive mirror made of crystal.
You stumble through the glass and into the Looking-Glass World, an antiquated fairy-tale dreamscape that feels oddly familiar… There, amid a colorful cast of gender-swapped fairy-tale characters, you take on the role of the heroine and join them in their twisted tales.
How will the story end? It’s up to you!
- Cinderella (voiced by Daisuke Hirakawa)
- Red Riding Hood (voiced by Tomoaki Maeno)
- Kaguya (voiced by Toshiki Masuda)
- Gretel (voiced by Takuya Eguchi)
- Snow White (voiced by Syouta Aoi)
- Wizard (voiced by Wataru Hatano)
- Alice (voiced by Yoshitugu Matsuoka)
- Wolf (voiced by Natsuki Hanae)
- Huntsman (voiced by Tomohisa Hashizume)