PQube have announced the western release date of noir mystery visual novel and otome dating sim Bustafellows.
A young freelance journalist driven to help others after the death of her brother gains the ability to briefly travel back in time controlling another person. After seeing the death of a corrupt lawyer, she nonetheless tries to save him.
She soon finds herself unraveling mysteries, and meeting five equally mysterious men. While each seem to be suspicious, they all have their own ways of seeing justice wins out.
Across 80 hours of gameplay; players can unlock side stories with each of the guys, and multiple endings. The game also features cameos from characters from Side Kicks!, another otome dating sim.
As previously reported, the collector’s edition features the game (physical on Nintendo Switch), a CD Mixtape, six art cards, and a fictional New Sieg People magazine.
Bustafellows launches in the west July 30th on Windows PC (via Steam), and Nintendo Switch.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
Arrive in New Sieg, a beautiful fictional town. Step into the shoes of a strong, smart and gifted journalist in this romantic adventure. You play the part of a young woman with the ability to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, which you use for data collection and helping people. After witnessing the murder of a crooked lawyer – she goes back in time in an attempt to save him. Thus, the journey begins as our protagonist goes back in time in the body of another person and tries to warn Limbo. It’s up to you to figure out how to save him!
- Unravel mysteries and solve puzzles
- Take the lead and choose your destiny
- Romance 5 dangerous fellows, each with an unlockable side story
- Unlock different endings
- Experience a unique interactive gameplay
- Meet guests characters from Side Kicks!
- Navigate through gorgeous visuals and polished animations
- Listen to a complete Japanese voice cast, including KENN, Yoshimasa Hosoya & more
Will all routes lead to romance? Which happy ending awaits you? Play to find out!
Teuta – the protagonist (the name can be changed)
A 21 years-old freelance journalist working in New Sieg. She witnessed the murder of her brother when she was younger and became a reporter for her to serve justice. She has a mysterious ability that allows her to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, and uses it to help people and collect data. She is a bright and cheerful woman with a positive personality. Although she is a reporter, she is not skilled at taking pictures.
Limbo Fitzgerald – A Crooked Lawyer
A 27 years-old Lawyer. Limbo is known for advocating in court for even the toughest criminals. Although he is called a crooked lawyer, he is extremely skilled, and he is popular in the city and is seen as a hero. He abides by the law in his own standards and serves justice. Born into an extremely wealthy family, Limbo is soft-hearted.
Shu – A hitman that silently eliminates hitmen
He is 28 years old. Shu is a heavy smoker who makes a living as a bounty killer by eliminating other hitmen. He is a top-class martial artist and specialised in long-range sniping. The best sniper in town, he has no other goals in life apart from executing those on the list left behind by his foster parents and mentor.
Helvetica – A specialist at changing appearance
A 26 years-old plastic surgeon. Popular in New Sieg, he loves beautiful things and constantly rates passer-by women based on their looks. Highly confident in his skills, he believes that people can be reborn by changing their natural features.
Mozu – An autopsy Specialist
At only 25 years old, Mozu is the chief of the autopsy department and work with the police forces. He is often misunderstood as apathetic and indifferent towards others. His way of thinking is usually from a medical point of view, which sometimes creates unexpectedly fun situations. Mozu talks to corpses and it is rumoured that he dissects animals as a hobby. He likes riding bicycles.
Scarecrow – A Self-proclaimed Underground Boss
A 22 years-old cyber-geek and computer hacker who is famous on the internet for hacking, money laundering, stealing, etc. Thanks to his abilities and connections, he is a self-proclaimed underground boss.
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