Next Date A Live Game Is Another Visual Novel Title For PlayStation 3

By Sato . January 29, 2014 . 1:00pm

Earlier last week, we heard that Compile Heart and Knights in the Nightmare developer Sting would be revealing the latest details on the second game in the Date A Live series. This week, Dengeki shared a look at some of the new and returning characters we’ll be seeing in this game, titled Date A Live: Arusu Install.


The white-haired girl in the above image was teased in earlier reports, and we now know that her full name is Maria Arusu. She’s an original character for the game, and is said to be a big part of Date A Live: Arusu Install’s story, which is also said to have some cyber-space elements.


Toka Yatogami, Kurumi Tokisaki and several other characters from Date A Live: Rinne Utopia will also be appearing in the second game.


The Yamai sisters in Kaguya and Yuzuru are expected to appear in the upcoming season 2 of the Date A Live anime, and they’ll also be appearing in Date A Live: Arusu Install.


Date A Live: Arusu Install is slated for release in summer 2014 for PlayStation 3.

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  • hng qtr

    Surprising absolutely no one…
    Anyway, I wonder if Miku and Natsumi will also appear.

    • DyLaN

      Miku is confirmed. I don’t think they will include Natsumi though since I think S2 only covers up to LN7.

  • AkiraScare

    If only more VNs made it overseas (TT_TT)

    • Renaldi Saputra

      actually it is, but mostly only PC one, and the number isn’t high (maybe console VN too, but mostly I see only otome)

      • Saphira

        Are there more English otome out there? The only ones I know are Starry Sky, Sweet Fuse, Yo Jin Bo, Tokimeki ~Girl’s Side 1+2 (Fan translation) and Hakukoki…

        • Renaldi Saputra

          idk, but AFAIK otome’s chance of localization are somewhat higher

          • Saphira

            Oh… actually, I’ve always thought it’s the other way around… try searching erogedownloads, there’s a lot of English VNs there O3O

          • Renaldi Saputra

            they’re only maybe fan translations..

  • TsunTsunAndi

    The VN seems to have Furigana, that’s pretty cool. Rinne no Utopia didn’t have that. One might even get the idea to learn some Kanji with it.

    • Niyari

      that stood out to me as well. it would be really nice if more games did this

    • Daverost

      There was actually a ton of furigana in Rinne Utopia (no “no”) because Date A Live has a lot of western names written in kanji for some reason. (EDIT: Oh, did you just mean like… for everything? Because that is weird.)

  • malek86

    Wow, furigana in a VN; that should make it both easier to read, and a decent experience for those who want to learn kanji.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      usually games with CERO B++ don’t include furigana

  • Pdugna

    Wait…..Date a live got a second season now?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    I gotta play the first.

  • Looking forward to the second season.

  • Daverost

    I’m super duper excited about this. The first game was one of my favorite things I played last year. I’ll pre-order this one as soon as I can.

  • AlphaSixNine

    I was hoping a PSVita release too but… Oh well…. STILL IMPORTING. =D

    • Renaldi Saputra

      usually VN doesn’t have dual platforming

      • AlphaSixNine

        But… Infinite Stratos 2: Ignition Hearts is PS3 AND Vita! I’ve also been seeing quite a few games and VNs that are on both system so I had my hopes up a little.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          eh, is it? I forgot.. but, well, maybe only Infinite Stratos this far

      • tubers

        Rozen Maiden?

        • Renaldi Saputra

          is it also? oh ok

      • 永次

        Kanon, Clannad, Amagami, Steins;Gate…

  • DyLaN

    Translation of the screenshots:

    Tohka: Thr- Three sizes? Three sizes are what again?
    Kurumi: Ahh, Mr Cat. Isn’t it cate?
    Maria: That’s why I called. For a human who Shidou Itsuka loves and can love Shidou Itsuka.
    One of the Yamai twins: That’s a foolish question. We are each the bridesmaid for each other. We will always be by your side.

    >Threesome end for Yamai twins?

    HD scan of Maria. Interestingly, her pupil are drawn differently frm the Spirits pupils. I still think “Ars” is the better romanization though.
    Gotta say, Tohka pull off the teacher look pretty well.
    Yamai twins and Miku (VA: Chihara Minori) routes is also confirmed.

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