Heart of the Woods Voice Acting Update Now Live

Heart of the Woods

Studio Élan have announced that the voice acting update for their yuri visual novel, Heart of the Woods, is now live.

The game released in February 2019, and held a Kickstarter campaign to add voice acting in October of the same year. The campaign also gave fans a chance to get some merchandise, as well as an early copy of the upcoming Nintendo Switch version.

Heart of the Woods follows two friends, Maddie and Tara, that run a paranormal investigations web series. Maddie decides to quit the series after one last trip to the mysterious and remote village of Eysenfeld. There they meet a ghost named Abigail, and soon get wrapped up in the biggest paranormal investigation of their career.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Denpasoft [Editor’s Note: Link NSFW] ) below:

Heart of the Woods is a fantasy yuri visual novel about paranormal investigation, ancient mysteries, and a love between two girls that transcends life and death.

Maddie Raines, manager, editor, and general business-handler for her best friend Tara’s popular paranormal vlog series, is swept up in a dangerous supernatural crisis when she’s dragged against her will to the remote village of Eysenfeld. A strange young woman named Morgan has promised them undeniable proof of real paranormal phenomena, and what she has to offer eclipses anything they’d ever seen before.

However, out of all the strange occurrences the three of them bear witness to, one, in particular, captivates Maddie in a way she’s never been before: the ghost of a young woman. This woman is Abigail, the victim of a centuries-old injustice now bound eternally to the forest surrounding Eysenfeld. Drawn to Maddie in a way she can’t explain, Abigail reveals herself to another person for the first time in more than 200 years.

While Tara and Morgan investigate the mysteries surrounding the village itself, Maddie begins to form a bond with Abigail that grows to be more intense than any bond she’s felt before. As she learns the truth about Abigail’s death and imprisonment, she realizes that it falls to her and her friends to break the curse that has ruled over Eysenfeld for centuries. But more importantly than that, it falls to her to finally free the woman she loves.


  • Chibi characters to fill in the gaps between scenes
  • Incredible character and CG art from Rosuuri
  • Fully original backgrounds and soundtrack
  • Multiple accessibility options
  • Extra features including a music room, CG viewer, and guest art gallery
  • At least one really, really gay ghost

Heart of the Woods is available on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via GOG, Steam, and an uncensored version available via Denpasoft [Editor’s Note: Link NSFW] ), and coming soon to Nintendo Switch.

Image: Steam

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Frank was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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