Second Date A Live Game Will Be Revealed Next Week

By Spencer . January 20, 2014 . 12:51am

imageCompile Heart and Baroque developer Sting are working on a second game with the Date A Live series. The game’s teaser site was update and details are coming as early as next week.


Dragon Magazine will have a scoop when the March edition comes out on January 20. Dengeki PlayStation will also have information about the new Date A Live game in their January 30th issue.


Date A Live: Rinne Utopia was released last year for PlayStation 3.

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  • tubers

    Maybe 3DS this time?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      maybe no, most likely PS Vita or PS3 again

  • From what we can see, I’m already liking the look of the white-haired girl.

  • SupaPhly

    you know… I have nothing against Hakuouki, but Aksys COULD try releasing these games instead, just saiyan

  • Warboss Aohd

    oh…for some reason i thought the title said 2nd Live a Live.

    i am sad now.

    • crimsonidol

      I thought I was the only one. :|

  • Renaldi Saputra

    maybe a VN again?

    • DyLaN

      Its def a VN. No doubt abt it.

  • s07195

    I get a feeling that I saw an article about this on the Japanese side of the internet… iirc I think that girl is some sort of intelligent computer AI, and Shirou will be going into a computer simulation of some sort. And yes, it’s a VN.

    • DyLaN


      The girl is a man-made Spirit in a game that Fraxinus created. I think her name is Ars Maria (VA: Suzuko Mimori).

  • Anyone knows if STING is doing something besides working with Compile Heart? As a Baroque fan, I’m curious

  • It really does look like the Sting of old is well and truly gone. Here’s a rundown of what they worked on during their publishing agreement with Atlus and after their partnership with Idea Factory:

    The Atlus years (games published by Atlus unless indicated otherwise):

    Dokapon Kingdom (2007) – Self-published
    Knights in the Nightmare (2008)
    Hexyz Force (2009)
    Blaze Union (2010)
    Gungnir (2011)
    Gloria Union (2011)
    Dragon Labyrinth (2011) – Self-published on Android

    The Idea Factory years:

    Generation of Chaos 6 (2012) – First game published by IF
    Date-A-Live: Rinne Utopia (2013)
    Planet Destroyer Black Heart (2014)
    New Date-A-Live game (2014)

    The odd thing is that the website for “Super Sting” (their partnership with IF) barely has any information on their projects, while Sting’s old website is still up, and hasn’t been changed to reflect the Super Sting name in terms of layout, even though it does have news of Super Sting projects.

    Additionally, Sting seem to be doing outsource work on a lot of games on the side, so it looks like their partnership with IF is just one facet of what they’re doing, but I doubt that means they’re going to work on other, non-IF titles. The company only has 38 employees.

    I would imagine the Department Heaven series is over at this rate, since the rights for those titles are still with Atlus/Index, and none of those sold very well. Additionally, I remember there was a time when Atlus were interested in having Sting develop games based on their franchises, too, but I don’t suppose that’s going to happen now either

    • Thanks for the information, Ishaan… Do you think they can self-publish games? Baroque was a self-published game, I think. But I guess now it’s a tiny company for that kind of things…

      Farewell, Sting. Baroque is still one of my favourite games.

      • I’m sure they can still self-publish. The question is whether or not they’re interested. Whether or not people like their partnership with Idea Factory, it is keeping them alive. I don’t know if they’ll want to risk self-publishing again when IF are willing to give them work on Date-A-Live and Neptunia spin-offs.

        And well… at this point, I can’t imagine Index are interested in them either. They’ve had far better results contracting individual designers and having their internal Atlus teams work with them. Radiant Historia, for example, did pretty well between Japan and U.S. sales.

    • echokanon

      I’m a long time fan of Sting so I sure hope they are still continuing their projects secretly though. Gungnir took years to finally be revealed after the development blog went quiet, so I hope it is actually at least going in similar fashion.

  • Daverost

    Can’t wait for more info on this. I’m super excited. Really enjoyed the first game.

  • artemisthemp

    I hope some company will pick up the right for it and localize it, but I sadly fear it’s a VN, which lower the chance.

  • Lynx

    Please be an action game, please be an action game, please be an action game.

    • DyLaN

      Lol no. How do you make an action game out of a dating sim-y premise? The plot for DAL doesn’t scream action game material at all.

      • Lynx


        Have you seen the series? At all?

        Its prime for action game material, right up there with Pretty Cure, Nanoha and Symphogear.

        I never mentioned anything about plot in that post.
        They could go completely original if they wanted, like how they did with the Nanoha PSP games.

        • DyLaN

          Yes. I watched the anime and read the LNs. And unless they make a AST spin off that has them fight the spirits, I don’t think you can make an action game out of “kiss the Spirits to save the world”. The entire point of Ratatosk and Shidou is to seal the Spirits and let them coexist with human over violence.

          Unless they try to go non canon, but this doesn’t seem to be it since RU is arguably canon. But then again, action isn’t the main appeal of the series/this game and the devs aren’t the type to make action game.

  • DyLaN

    All this butthurt is reminding me of the ones in any SE article >_>


    Date A Live: Ars Install (I guess)

    Release date: Summer 2014
    Platform: PlayStation 3
    Genre: Spirits ADV
    Publisher: Compile Heart

    Shidou who slipped into a game that [Fraxinus] developed met with a girl he don’t know, Arusu (Ars?) Maria (CV: Suzuko Mimori).
    “I have a question. What is ‘Love’?” An Man-made Spirits [Irregular] that shouldn’t existed.
    Shidou who couldn’t leave the game world have to date with Tohka and others to teach her what is ‘Love’.

    – Tachibana Koushi supervised story.
    – Yamai, Miku, game original character route confirmed.
    – This game’s main highlight is “unusual days” & “love love”.
    A chance to see one side of the girls’ that couldn’t be seen outside of the game.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      as expected a PS3 game again

    • Daverost

      Thanks for the details! I waited all day for them and no one forked them over.

      • DyLaN

        You’re welcome. Though I got it frm another forum which in return got it frm 4chan.

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