Visual novel "Hashihime of the Old Book Town" heading to Switch

Your adventure has been booked

Yet another visual novel has been announced for Switch. Hashihime of the Old Book Town is releasing sometime this year, and while it's based on the Vita version, it will include new content. While we wait to see what those features are, you can read a breakdown of the game below.

An highly-acclaimed, psychedelic BL murder-mystery from indie developer ADELTA!


- A traditional BL visual novel taking place during the Taisho era of Japan
- Story written and CGs drawn by Kurosawa Rinko (ADELTA)
- Solid 30-40 hour gameplay time
- Multiple Endings


Jinbochou, TokyoJune 1922, Taisho Era
The Rainy Season

Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn't pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he's kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a "student preparing for entrance exams" and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he's been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends...
What is real, and what is a hallucination?

Thanks to Naruki for the heads up!


For a second I got really excited, but then I realize that of course this only applies to Japan. :S

What do I have to do to get BL visual novels on console in English, goddammit?!


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