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Localized SHUFFLE! Releases August 15

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MangaGamer’s SHUFFLE! localization is out now, and is available for download on their site (potentially NSFW). The game is priced at 36.95 euros, which is quite the sum for a digital download, but it’s in line with the rest of MangaGamer’s pricing (Da Capo, for instance, is 49.95 euros). Keep in mind these games are hard to license, now more so than ever, probably, thanks to the censorship talks in Japan.

Here’s what MangaGamer want you to know about the story:

In a certain complex of ruins, two gates have opened. On the other side lie the world of the Gods and the world of the Devils. These three worlds are now connected, and this causes a big change in society.

One day, two new families move into the houses neighboring Rin Tsuchimi’s house. The new residents turn out to be the King of the Gods and the King of the Devils. Both of them have moved in next to Rin’s house by request of their respective daughters, who fell in love with him at an early age.

The stage is set for a story that involves Rin’s childhood friend as well as others around him. It is a tale of hardship and despair, but also one of faint hope. It is a tale of a boy who, to quote his cynical friend, is capable of becoming either God, Devil or an ordinary man.

Now’s a good time to ask: We have the Anime Expo demos of Da Capo, Kira Kira and Suika A.S+ available to us…does anyone want to see any of them covered? If so, which ones?

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.