Manga Gamer has announced that visual novel Bokuten – Why I Became an Angel has returned to Steam, along with a sale to celebrate.
We previously reported how the visual novel was removed from Steam despite being an all ages version, and allegedly with no notification to the publisher.
Steam had gradually edged away from adult content- with one developer on October 28th 2017 confirming they were no longer allowed to post any information regarding uncensoring patches on Steam.
On May 18th, 2018, many adult game developers received messages from Steam, stating they needed to remove adult content from their games or have them removed. The day after it was explained this was an error– as all adult games were being re-reviewed.
Valve then stated on June 7th, 2018 that it would “allow everything” on Steam other than “trolling” or illegal content. On July 16th of that year, developers claimed Steam was working on a new adult filter system.
While the first totally uncensored adult game did come to Steam in September 2018, others have not been so lucky. Visual novel Hello Good-Bye was banned even after patching the game appropriate for all ages. “HunieDev” also confirmed that HuniePop2 would be censored on Steam, while heavily hinting at an uncensoring patch being available.
Taimanin Asagi series was set to become available on Steam in August 2019, with the first episode being free. A few weeks later the game was removed from Steam, due to accusations that the game’s characters were underage. Some believed this was caused by some characters wearing a school uniform.
The game would later return as Taimanin Asagi 1: Trial, devoid of any sexual content and- as its name implies- acting as a trial with only the first few scenes shown.
Now, Manga Gamer has announced that the Bokuten – Why I Became an Angel has returned to Steam. Though they did not go into the reasons why, the game was removed for “false, invalid reasons.” After an investigation by both parties, a valid issue was discovered however, and is now removed.
You can find the statement in full below.
“As some of you may already be aware, on July 28th, Valve suddenly removed Bokuten Why I Became an Angel from the Steam storefront for false, invalid reasons. However, thanks to the support this title received from fans and the community, Valve was willing to meet with us and discuss the matter.
After further investigation from both sides, a valid issue with the previous Steam build of Bokuten was discovered and corrected, so now the title is back on Steam for everyone to enjoy!
So to thank you all for your support and to celebrate the return of Bokuten to Steam, we’re putting the title on sale for 50% off! MangaGamer customers can get their copy at a discount right now, while Steam customers can take advantage of the sale starting tomorrow, August 5th, at 1PM EDT!
MangaGamer: 8/4 10PM EDT – 8/18 Midnight EDT
Steam: 8/5 1PM EDT – 8/18 1PM EDT”
As stated above, the game is 50% off on both PC platforms until August 18th.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Tomoe Kirinokojima is a jaded young man who doesn’t believe in love or happiness. Aine, on the other hand, is a genuine angel come to Earth who uses her magical guitar to sing love’s praises to sooth the broken hearts of couples in love.
One day during archery practice, Tomoe shoots Aine out of the sky and ruins her guitar which is powered by the red threads of fate–threads said in myth to bind two lovers together forever. With only one thread left, Aine is left powerless to help those in need. As luck would have it, Tomoe is able to use this final thread in his bow to act like a real-life cupid.
Like it or not, Tomoe is roped into helping Aine on her mission to help the couples of the world. Will Tomoe have a change of heart, or will his apathy rub off on Aine? There’s only one way to find out…
Description and Features
– Experience a full-length visual novel exploring the concepts of love and happiness in a hard-hitting story that pulls no punches.
– Approximately 40+ hours of average reading time.
– A soundtrack with 35 unique instrumental tracks and 9 vocal songs!
– Includes four unique character routes.