A while back, Aksys announced that they would localize 7’scarlet, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk. More recently, they have revealed that these games will come with bonus items. Each physical copy of these mystery visual novels will include a set of character cards. Those in the US who order all three early enough will also receive an exclusive set of enamel pins. There are only 1,000 of these pin sets, so supplies may not last that long. While the pins are physical items, it seems fans who order digitally are eligible to receive them as well.
Here is some more information from the Aksys Games press release:
Flex your sleuthing skills with three new adventure titles coming this summer from Aksys Games: Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly in April, 7’scarlet in May, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk in June. Featuring creepy towns, mysterious mansions and ancient feuds, each game will include a collectible character card set inside the package, and fans who purchase all three titles can get an exclusive set of collector pins.
In Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, a girl wakes up in a mysterious mansion with no memory of who she is or how she got there, while in 7’scarlet, Ichiko visits a strange village to look for clues about her missing brother. The heroine of Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk must find a treasure to bring peace to her town and unlock the mystery of her own past. A popular genre for young adults in Japan, otome (interactive fiction) games feature deep character development and engaging plots in which the player’s choices influence the storyline. Rich anime-style artwork and cinematics draw the reader further into the story as they create their own adventure each time they play the game.
Only 1,000 sets of the enamel collector pins will be made, and are available on a first come, first served basis only to US residents by July 31, 2018. Customer must purchase either physical or digital copies of the three designated Summer of Mystery titles to qualify for the free bonus pin set. A small shipping and handling charge will be applied.
Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, 7’scarlet, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk are now available for pre-order for the PlayStation®Vita system. Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly and 7’scarlet have been rated ‘T’ for Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), while Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk is ‘RP’ (Rating Pending). Visit www.aksysgames.com/summerofmystery/ for more information and follow the Summer of Mystery on @aksysgames to keep up with all the latest news.
As titles from Idea Factory’s Otomate brand, players can also expect romance in addition to the mystery mentioned above. According to the pre-order links, the first of these games to release will be Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly on April 27, 2018. Next is 7’scarlet on May 25, 2018. The third is Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk which will release on June 29, 2018.
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