Nippon Ichi Software Making PS3 Visual Novel About “Yandere Hell”

By Ishaan . January 14, 2014 . 8:29am

Nippon Ichi are working on a new PlayStation 3 game titled I Thought It’d be Harem Paradise, but it Turned Out Yandere Hell.


Dengeki PlayStation (via: Re:Zaregoto) says this is visual novel. It’s written by Katsunori Kobayashi along with Kikakuya, who worked on games such as Baldr Force EXE and Dual Savior Destiny.


Tatsumi Takuma is directing the title, and its theme is reportedly “mascot characters and female high school students”. To put this into perspective, the Japanese term used is “yurui characters,” which is used to describe characters like Hikonyan and Kumamon, who serve as mascots for a wide range of products and services.


The game is slated for release on April 24th in Japan.

  • Shippoyasha

    No Country For Dead Mascots

  • Raze

    I bet there will be school days parody in it…

    and kumamon as mascot lol

    Satan route confirmed

    • Kumamon won’t actually be in it. I just used him as an example.

  • Mitsukiix

    like i said before; bring on the yanderes~~!

    • Kai2591

      Who’s that character in your display pic?

      • DyLaN

        I think its the catgirl childhood friend frm Moero Chronicle.

        • Kai2591

          oh hey you’re right. Thanks :)

  • TheExile285

    Ah, I thought this was gonna be a JRPG. Ah well. 10/10 for that title.

  • This has to be in the running for one of the best titles ever lol

  • Just Tim

    Best concept ever.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    One VN I would want to play badly.

  • Ereek

    Haha, oh wow.

    I’ll buy it.

  • Earthjolly

    Can someone explain to me mascot characters?

    • neocatzon

      A character that represents the group it belongs to. Kumamon for example is a mascot created by government of Kumamoto prefecture. Mickey Mouse might be an easier example, he represents Disney World or Pikachu for Pokemon. This is what you asked right?

      • Earthjolly

        yeah thanks :)

  • Learii

    ps3 visual novel check not localized

    Nippon ichi check localize
    ok hmm this game have 50/50 localized?

    • greeeed

      They did localized Disgaea visual novel game (on psp)
      50/50 alot better than 0% ^^

      • Learii

        lol ya I agree with you there

      • DyLaN

        Then again, NISA didn’t localized SRD (also made by NIS) because of the lack of gameplay element.

  • TheSwordUser

    Oh god, unnecessarily long anime titles invading gaming world (yes I know, it’s nothing new, but for crying out loud, what happened that now instead of sensible and short titles, we have titles that are descriptions of a show?)

    • M’iau M’iaut

      You will always have School Days.

    • s07195

      I’m pretty sure that started with OreImo, and won’t be going away…

    • DyLaN

      Did you not consider that it might be done in a parody/making fun manner in this case? This IS NIS we are dealing with here.

      That and its rather hard to create a simple and attention grabbing title nowaday so they go for long titles. Or its just a “my d*** is bigger than yours” type of in-joke among authors.

      And then there No-Rin that are airing now.

  • Roberto

    haha this might be cool

  • Zonic505
  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Yaaaaaaas! Its finally happening!!!

  • RunningWild1984

    Wow, so original. High school girls and sterotype anime personalities. AWESOME.

  • serpentear

    Yandere need more lafs! Wait, no. It needs ALL ur love.

  • Subaru

    So Asagi is finally getting her spotlight, because she will represent Nippon Ichi from now on as a mascot character? :P

    • RichyGaming

      Nope, that would be too easy.

      Edit: Actually, it could happen. But aren’t prinnies the mascot character?

      • Shady Shariest

        We are. Dood.

  • MrTyrant

    This seems to be an scan of the novel:

    • 4shiki

      I spot a doge!

    • Servant BerserCAR

      I don’t see any axe…

      • JustThisOne

        Where you least expect it, of course.

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Carving knives are the modern yandere girl’s weapon of choice. They are accessible in the kitchen when one is busy cooking with love.

        And there is always bleach or heavy duty cleaners under the sink when one must deal with all that blood.

        • Servant BerserCAR

          The yandere is strong with this one

  • powerlessbump

    I’m Sick of These Really Long Titles so I Posted on the Internet and Complained About it, But I Also Wish This Was a Real Game!

  • BadenBadenPrinny


    • Hound

      Eye of my bank account, give me cash beyond cash.

  • megaten666

    Insert [that’s my fetish] meme here :D

  • Earthjolly

    Nis wheres my Disgaea fighting game. :(

    • Shady Shariest

      But we all know that the 37th Defender of Earth, the magnificent force of Justice, Captain Gordon would beat anyone up!

      • DragKudo

        FUCK YEAH!!

  • KuroNathan
    • M’iau M’iaut

      Such a loving little sister that one is.

      • KuroNathan

        She loves you more then anyone else in the world. She made sure of that

  • konsama

    Dat title, so much win

  • Göran Isacson

    So from that article it looks like you’re a mascot character being cuddled by a bunch of cute girls… who will all turn out to be massive monsters, every single one of them.

    Although to be honest, if it turns out your mascot is in league with Satan and is the greatest monster of all, this may be the second best VN story I’ve ever seen.

  • Nitraion

    WTF with the title?! O_o
    Maybe its better if they don’t tell right of the bat, that will be more evil look at school days *evil laugh* >:D

  • 07thCrow

    The world needs more Yandere love!
    …In video games, not real life, that would just be horrifying.

  • PoweredByHentai

    The title is instant win. XD

  • TatsuyaKyo

    Considering that the writer mentioned above was involved with VNs with gameplay elements, I suppose this will also have one, the objective being: “Stay alive”. :P

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