Harvest December Visual Novel Series To Be Localized For The West

By Ishaan . April 2, 2014 . 11:31am

In Japan, the Nintendo 3DS is getting a series of visual novels called the Harvest December series. The series consists of thirteen chapters, and so far, three have been released in Japan—Harvest December, Boundaries in January and Lovely March.

 

Originally released for PC, the Nintendo 3DS versions of Harvest December are being released via the Nintendo eShop by Circle Entertainment and Flyhigh Works. Circle, who are known for publishing a number of eShop games in both the west and in Asia, have been looking into localizing the series for some time now.

 

This week, Circle tweeted that they’ve managed to find a translator to work on the Harvest December games. They stated: “The good news is we received some contacts from translator, if everything are fine we can expecting Decemeber Series (ENG version) soon.”

 

Translation work on the games has yet to begin, and Circle CEO Chris Chau tells us it’s a long road ahead, but it’s nice to know that we can expect to see these games make it over at some point.

 

The Nintendo 3DS is actually home to a number of visual novel-style games that rarely make it over to the west. For instance, BlazBlue developer Arc System Works have released a number of games via the Nintendo eShop, and some of these have been very interesting visual novel adventure-style projects. Two that come to mind are Girl of the Old School Building and Ghost Detective: Shida’s Ayakashi Case Book.


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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/xxHiryuuxx Kaleido-Ruby

    Aren’t these the ones that are like 100 yen in Japan too? It’s got to be pretty affordable in that regard…

    • nonscpo

      Hopefully they’ll bundle them together into one whole game when it gets localized.

  • Sean Johnson

    Thank god for all these visual novels coming over. This is a dream come true so far.

  • Kornelious

    Cool, i was hoping these would get localized :)

  • karldeck

    And no news one the Steins gate harem getting localized for ps vita.

    • AlphaSixNine

      wait what?

      • karldeck

        Yes, there is a harem game based on steins gate and that is somehow a unwritten rule of successful VN that isn’t harem: make them harem.

        • Renaldi Saputra

          Chaos;Head?

  • Kolibri

    Please do not forget Europe guys ! :)
    Good new tho.

  • OlimacFTW

    That was unexpected, but at the same time, it’s the best announcement of the day.

  • AuraGuyChris

    That twitter message has some broken English it worries me. But I know it’s not from the guy they hired.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Circle are based in HK, so English isn’t their native language, yeah.

  • revenent hell

    Verry cool. I shall keep my eyes out in future for these….

  • Greg

    YES! Take my money!

  • http://danierc-polloconpapas.tumblr.com/ Eduardo Rocha

    Getting this to show support on visual novels :3

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    Awesome! I will be buying it and hope it does well for them!

  • Hours Left

    Cool. More VNs in the west is a very good thing.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I have never heard of this, but I will buy it for the future of localized visual novels.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Yeahhh.^_^ Nice. New VN is always Acceptable lol.

  • lunier

    Read the first word and thought Harvest moon was getting localized lol

  • Overlord Val

    You are missing the important point here…What is the story about???

  • Zero_Destiny

    Will hafta remain hopeful. Is pretty cool to see. Would be nice to have some more variety to the eShop; the closest thing I can really think of are the escape adventure games. lol

  • Zoozbuh

    Ooooh, what a pleasant surprise. I will totally be supporting any eShop visual novels in English, been waiting for something like this.

  • Zakamutt

    what happened to february?

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