English Version of Summer Lesson Release Date Set for April 27

Bandai Namco has announced the release date for the English version of Summer Lesson.

The virtual reality game will launch via the PlayStation Network as well as at retail on April 27th, in Asia. This release includes the full game and all of its downloadable content.

Here’s a look at the game’s physical box art:

Previously, game producer Katsuhiro Harada said the game was unlikely to officially come west because of the “current climate” in the western gaming industry. If you missed it, you can find my first impressions of the game here.

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  • Ruto-hime

    I wonder why Harada-san reconsiderd his stance…

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    He didn’t. This is Asian-English

  • Ruto-hime

    Ahh, I see.

  • Bitterbear

    Christmas sales will arrive early for Play-Asia.

  • Mr0303

    Already preordered. I’ll count this as my human interaction for the year. I still hope that the version with the blonde girl will come out, if only as a demo.

  • Espio419

    Why are people so interested in this cocktease?

  • Rough
  • Brimfyre

    As with DOAX, his statements should be read as, “This title isn’t very good and it won’t sell in the west.”

    Good Ecchi games have proven to sell very well in the west. They only give this excuse when they realize they have made a pile of horse shit and are looking for someone else to blame.

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  • Deadmoonking

    It’s the “principle” of the matter, or whatever that means.

  • Wannabe_Baby

    “This release includes the full game and all of its downloadable content.”

    Hell. Yes.

  • Wannabe_Baby

    It isn’t. I’m interested in it because this is exactly the type of game genre that could actually flourish in VR. Rather than focus on action like most games do, games like Summer Lesson place more focus on interactions. It’s basically the natural evolution of a visual novel but with you as a character in the story.

    Think POV porn but with more interactivity and immersiveness.

  • scemar

    >2016: unlikely to officially come west because of the “current climate” in the western gaming industry.
    >2017:English Version of Summer Lesson Release Date Set for April 27

    WINNING!

  • Nuku Nuku Natsume Mishima

    I dont have the VR glasses yet but I will buy the game for “the future” XD.

  • RichardGristle

    Meh, gimme blonde guitar girl.

  • edge

    They’re releasing it in Asia, so it’s probably just subs. Still not quite the same as “coming to the west”, but still really awesome. Unless I misinterpreted this article.

  • scemar

    WE TAKE THOSE

  • Leandro Teixeira

    It’s only normal, just recently I pre ordered the complete collection that will be released in Japan also with all DLC. It would be BS if they only released the normal game. Also, where I pre ordered it says that the collection includes new exclusive DLC included only in the collection I wonder if we’ll get those too

  • Feniks

    Teacher is back bitches!

    Seriously games like these restore my faith in humanity.

  • Feniks

    Really? On the PlayStation Store? In Walmart?

  • Niche’s Commenting Regulars

    Then again, they are not Marvelous, they haven’t been shunned by Gamespot and IGN so they still got some dignity and fear of being put on the “DO NOT CONTACT” list.

  • sanic

    Do I buy this and wait for the price of the PSVR to come down in a couple years or risk getting it when I eventually get a PSVR…

  • Fenrir007

    It’s porn for your kokoro.

  • Zanard Bell
  • Sam XXX

    My English is terrible, I need tutoring

  • EinMugenTenshin

    Just allow heroes like Play Asia save the day again on this one… Of course it would cost like 2 times of what a Western release would, but at least you get the option.

  • Tubsiwub

    Why was blondie removed, anyway? Was it just to demo it to the West and since we never got the game it was removed? Or was it going to be both but they changed their mind?

  • Dreiko

    Those are basically aimed at the west. They just use the excuse of it not being out “technically” in the west to avoid criticism and to have a defense against potential attacks.

    They know what they’re doing and sites like Playasia have proven that westerners WILL buy Asian-English releases with games like DoAX3 so it’s only gonna get better this way.

    We only need subs/menus anyways, the Japanese voices are ideal for Japanese games.

  • Dreiko

    This is a VR-only game, of course it won’t sell millions of copies. Doesn’t hurt to release it anyways, even if only just digitally.

  • Dreiko

    Interacting with anime characters is fun.

  • gamebabble

    Judging by the title, I think she’s the next game. The actual title of the game is “Summer Lesson: Hikari Miyamoto”, so I assume blonde girl would be “Summer Lesson: Julie Smith” or whatever her name is.

    It’s also worth mentioning that the original way the game was released was as a $30 download with a bunch of DLC packs and the boxed release is all of it packaged together, so that price structure takes the sting off “Each Girl Sold Separately”.

    At least I HOPE this is the case. I hear Summer Lesson did stupid well in Japan as did the PSVR so hopefully the next Summer Lesson is in development because egad I’m way more interested in the blonde.

  • gamebabble

    Having played it, it is good but kinda niche. It’s basically a super short Princess Maker that you play through multiple times to get different endings and interactions.

    As for DOAX, I’m pretty sure it’s only as “bad” as it is BECAUSE it didn’t get a Western release. That means it was made on a smaller budget and it shows.

  • Tubsiwub

    “…because egad I’m way more interested in the blonde”

    100% agree..