Summer Time Rendering Game Announced by Mages

Summer Time Rendering

Mages is creating a game based on Summer Time Rendering, the 2017 manga by Yasuki Tanaka. The series was adapted into an anime series that aired in Spring 2022. According to the announcement, the game is targeted for release on consoles. Which specific ones, though, were not indicated.

No assets of the planned Summer Time Rendering game have been shown. The only information is in the announcement from the series’ official Twitter account.

A teaser site is open at this link. It promotes the decision to develop a “consumer game” based on Summer Time Rendering, and not much detail besides. The teaser site features artwork of the characters Shinpei Ajiro and Ushio Kofune.

Summer Time Rendering tells a supernatural story set on the Japanese island of Hitogashima. Shinpei Ajiro is a young man who returns to his hometown on the island after learning of a childhood friend’s death. That friend was a young woman, Ushio Kofune. However, something seems off about Ushio’s passing. Before long, sinister omens and mysterious occurrences affect the town, and Shinpei finds himself haunted by none other than Ushio’s ghost. Assisted by Mio, Ushio’s sister, he sets off to find out what really happened.

Check out a brief pre-broadcast trailer for the anime, courtesy of YouTube channel JP Anime.

Mages is developing a Summer Time Rendering game, though it hasn’t announced a release window or target platforms. The manga is published in English by Udon Entertainment and readable on Shueisha’s Manga Plus service. The anime streams on Disney+ in Japan. Its second season began airing on July 7, 2022.

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