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Re:Zero Game Has You Romancing Ladies to Save Your Life

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5pb. has announced (via Otakomu) the release date for their newly revealed game based on the popular manga / anime franchise, Re:Zero.

The upcoming PlayStation 4 and PS Vita game is set for a March 23rd, 2017 release in Japan. The first images for the game were revealed as well, which you can view above as well as below:

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Fans can expect the visual novel to go down an entirely different story compared to the original, dubbed simply “Another Episode With Candidates for the Next Ruler.”

Here’s where things get interesting: the story is focused on a “Beauty Queen Election,” which predates the election for the next ruler. Whoever wins the Beauty Queen Election shall receive a unique weapon that reportedly gives the owner good luck.

However, the prize is actually cursed and puts the “Curse of Death” upon protagonist Subaru. Coming from this, the only way to remove the curse is to get a kiss from a beautiful girl. So, your goal is to build relationships with the various girls, in the hopes of getting a kiss.

The involved ladies include: Emilia, Rem, Ram, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.

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37 comments
  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    August 27, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    They’ve pretty much taken the “waifu war” aspect of Re:Zero from the fanbase and turned it into a whole VN… those brilliant bastards!

  2. Isaac Sadler
    Isaac Sadler
    August 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Crusch is best girl, all hail Crusch

  3. Mr.TopKek
    Mr.TopKek
    August 27, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    >no Wilhelm, Al, Rom, Ferris or Clown Dio

    smh tbh fam

  4. Isaac Sadler
    Isaac Sadler
    August 27, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Ferris would work if they wanted to get a bigger audience from the trap loving crowd.

  5. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    August 27, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Rem and Ram?

    Bestest girls.

  6. Jack
    Jack
    August 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    now that’s what i’m talking about

  7. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    August 27, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Rem & Ram wearing swimsuits??, hell yeah!!!

  8. Guin
    Guin
    August 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    >No Elsa

  9. RetroGamer
    RetroGamer
    August 27, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    So if the protagonist fails, he quite literally couldn’t get laid even if his life depended on it.

  10. CabO
    CabO
    August 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Never Ever

  11. Eliaaan
    Eliaaan
    August 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Will the hype lasts until march 2017 ?

  12. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    August 27, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    honestly, a Ferris route would be freaking great

  13. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    August 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Oh wow; I forgot Elsa even existed.

  14. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    August 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    >That Beatrice

    ENGLISH WHEN?!

  15. Jigsy
    Jigsy
    August 27, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Most likely never.

  16. SuuLoliBoob
    SuuLoliBoob
    August 27, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Why can’t i at least have my delusions?

  17. Smug
    Smug
    August 28, 2016 at 2:16 am

    >you’ll never make a crazy beautiful assassin fall in love for you

    fuck this gay world fam

  18. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    August 28, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Better start learning moon runes.

  19. Guin
    Guin
    August 28, 2016 at 2:22 am

    If Asterisk War got an English release, then this should too.

  20. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    August 28, 2016 at 2:24 am

    That’s all I cared about.

  21. TheManWithPants
    TheManWithPants
    August 28, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Fucking SOLD. Time to get lots of kisses from pretty ladies! …or die trying.

  22. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    August 28, 2016 at 4:30 am

    Bandai Namco have nothing to do with this though and Asterisk War is an action game to some degree.

  23. Ainai
    Ainai
    August 28, 2016 at 8:30 am

    ハーレムエンドいつか?

  24. Doug
    Doug
    August 28, 2016 at 11:30 am

    We how popular the show is, will likely get a fan subs for the game at some point. Might be a few years tho.

  25. Doug
    Doug
    August 28, 2016 at 11:31 am

    With how popular the show is even in America, there’s a good shot of fan subs at some point. Mind you years away from the Japanese release.

  26. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    August 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Cheer up. At least she will still eat your guts.

  27. ElKonsolero
    ElKonsolero
    August 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    english version pls, Rem looks cute in a bikini.

  28. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    August 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Gynocentrism to the max.

  29. Guin
    Guin
    August 28, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Well, it’s more in regards to their respected popularity is what I was going for in my last post. Re:Zero is definitely the more loved series. And nowadays, popularity means a good chance of localization.

  30. Cael
    Cael
    August 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    >The involved ladies include: Emilia, Rem, Ram, Beatrice, Felt, Priscilla, Anastasia, and Crusch.

    Goddamnit.

  31. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    August 28, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Fair enough, I would have agreed with you if you mentioned Psycho Pass (which NISA localised) since that game was also a VN based on an anime published by 5pb.

    Bandai Namco is very unlikely to pick up an anime licensed game from someone else as far as I know, even though most of their competition which deal with manga/anime licenses don’t have the resources to localise those titles or extend the license worldwide.

    Popularity is only one piece of the puzzle. Dragon Ball and One Piece have multiple games which are Japan only for the DS and 3DS, those are popular systems and popular series with Bandai Namco behind them.

  32. John Smith.
    John Smith.
    August 28, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Loli like character spotted. Localization chances dropped to ZERO!

  33. VOCALOID2
    VOCALOID2
    August 29, 2016 at 2:06 am

    So Satella never existed and Subaru got his curse from nobody. Makes sense.

  34. Lex
    Lex
    August 29, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Some smart business being done here.

  35. Cael
    Cael
    August 31, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    You don’t say?

  36. Furluge
    Furluge
    September 3, 2016 at 2:03 am

    And that’s why it ain’t in there. I think I can count the number of primarily male-centered hetero harems where there was a gay option. Gay friend, sure, gay option, no. Not unheard of, especially as a “joke” option but not common.