Dramatic Create will release Adelta-developed “mysterious and psychedelic boys love” visual novel Hashihime of the Old Book Town Append for Switch on December 16, the company announced. It will be available both physically and digitally in Japan, and presumably digitally worldwide. It will support, English, Japanese, and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified) language options.
In addition to the multiple language options, the Switch version will also include brand new content from original writer Rinko Kurosawa, a new key visual, a glossary and voice save function, and a short after-story where the love interest characters are playable.
Hashihime of the Old Book Town first launched for PC in August 2016 in Japan, followed by PS Vita in September 2018. An English version was released for PC via Steam in September 2019.
Here is an overview of the game’s story, via its official website:
Jinbochou, Tokyo June 1922, Taisho Era
The Rainy Season
Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University.
However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years.
Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store.
There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown.
But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to scoop them.
In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends…
What is real, and what is a hallucination?
Watch the opening movie below.