Island Days Is Part Dating Sim… Part Tower Defense Game

By Spencer . January 17, 2014 . 2:12am

islanddays Island Days was a surprise since the announcement came out of nowhere from developer Overflow and Klon, the makers of Karous for Nintendo 3DS, is tied as the publisher. So, what is Island Days? The genre is love survival, but that doesn’t tell us much. Fortunately, a retail leak has more details.


Makoto Ito returns from School Days and he’s on spring break. The bad news (or maybe good news?) is he’s stuck on a desert island with his female classmates. You have to help him forage for food, find a way off the island, and befriend girls.


Island Days plays like a visual novel in story mode. You spend time with the heroines and make decisions that changes your relationship during events. Makoto might be friends with a girl or spark a romance. However, fights could break out on the island if you don’t consider the temperament of everyone in the group.


Island Days also has a battle part that plays like a tower defense game. You have to protect your food from wild animals by placing characters on the map to block the animals from moving forward. If you fail to defend your base you could get a bad ending. The two modes are connected. You can get weapons for the battle part in story mode. How the girls feel about Makoto can rise during the battle part.


Island Days comes out on May 1 for Nintendo 3DS. Some retailers are offering an art book and soundtrack CD as a bonus that goes along with purchases.

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  • Ramengeddon

    Those animals are screwed

  • E.T.993


  • Shippoyasha

    Bahaha. How would ‘Days’ newbies feel upon researching the true nature of the series after they become a fan through this game?

    I hope they add in a lot of yandere innuendo throughout the game.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      Weren’t there more good endings then bad?

      • Shippoyasha

        True. Though it was trial by fire to reach those. They make you work for it.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          The good or bad endings?I’ve only played hq and my first playthrough i was able to tell when a bad ending was coming up and choose to stop it despite wanting to see how random i could be with choices. I ended up getting the christmas end or well a variation of it with kotohana

  • Jazlynn Lim

    Cheers to another nice boat ending?

  • Göran Isacson

    … If this game has a “Lord of the Flies”-esque ending where anarchy reigns as animals take their food and everyone starts to sideeye each other as Makoto Makoto’s all over the girls, I may have to import this. Purely for the sheer, sadistic glee of it all.

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Excellent, now… is this game playable in 3D? That will make it all the better :D


    coconut route confirmed

  • Thatguy

    I think, it’s safe to assume, that you will defend not only food from animals, but your back and your neck from some girls (maybe all at once)

  • neocatzon

    Fights? If you build towers for defense, I’m expecting war. And warboat.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Gee, i sure could use a RPG/Tower Defense Hybrid with an interesting story.

    but where could i find it ‘looks at article’

    i know!


    seriously, minus the Visual Novel and Dating Bit, Defense Quest beat them to it.

    by roughly a year.

    • ddh819

      what is Defense Quest? a mobile game?

      • Warboss Aohd

        ……………no, it’s a game on Steam and GOG.

        it is a mixture of RPG and Tower Defense, and even has a reasonable story.

        you know what, i’ll just link it, as i am terrible at explaining thing.

  • Kasuga Yuki

    Well, It seems to be one hell of bloody Island.

  • CH3N9

    …don’t know which is much dangerous, wild animal or the girls.

  • Duo Maxwell

    Will there be a boat?

  • Nitraion

    I dunno which series is scarier Corpse party or This series… ==”

    • J_Joestar

      Well it depends, which do you believe in more? haunted schools or crazy girls in love?

  • Juuu

    But the real question is, how many bad ends are there? Can we in fact ride a Nice Boat off the island?

  • J_Joestar

    “How the girls feel about Makoto can rise during the battle part.”
    So does that mean your towers may suddenly start killing each other instead?

  • “Fights could break out on the island if you don’t consider the temperament of everyone in the group.”

    Yeah, that end in bloody decapitation.
    Soon the water just around that island will be crimson red lol
    I think Makoto sould take his chances and swim for it =P

  • biskmater

    Oh Makoto, you have gone and done it, this reminds of that NIS yandere hell game coming up.

  • Juan Andrés Valencia

    “Makoto might be friends with a girl or spark a romance.” Yeah right, romance my ass, he’s just in it for the pussy.

  • 愛憎

    I thought I could finally live my dream of dating towers.
    I’m very disappointed.

  • Chido55

    “You can get weapons for the battle part in story mode”

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