Tycoon Games’ latest release is something you don’t see much of — a western visual novel. Titled Bionic Heart, it takes place in a sci-fi London in the year 2099. Tycoon are pitching this as a blend of romance and comedy. The art is a blend of anime and western features. It looks OK, but the girls aren’t quite what you’d expect.

 

The game covers all the bases you’d expect a visual novel to: making decisions that affect the story, different women to meet, four hours worth of voice-acted sequences, and 24 endings. The nice thing is that, like all of Tycoon’s games, this one supports PC, Mac and Linux.

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Judging by its title screen and dialogue , there’s bound to be a healthy portion of sci-fi-esque conspiracy in the game. Take a look at Bionic Heart’s version of an aged Batou. Clearly, Section 9 didn’t do him much good. That’s some nose job, too.

 

For people that aren’t familiar with Tycoon’s other work, you can head over to their official site to take a look at some of their other visual novels. There’s demos of each on the site for anyone who’s interested, too.

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Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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