Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Nov 292021

Spike Chunsoft and Too Kyo Games have announced a dark fantasy mystery game called Enigma Archives: RAIN CODE.

This is a new game from Danganronpa creator Kazutaka Kodaka, along with other members of the team that worked on Danganronpa.

That’s about all that they’ve revealed about Enigma Archives so far, but they did release a teaser trailer. If nothing else, it certainly shows off the game’s aesthetics.

It looks interesting, so I’m looking forward to learning more about it.

The title makes me wonder if it’s intended to be the start of a new series, since “Enigma Archives” suggests there could be other such “archives,” with Rain Code being just one of them. We’ll see.

In the meantime, I still need to play the rest of the Dangranronpa series. So far, I’ve only played the first one and enjoyed it, so maybe I’ll get around to the rest before Engima Archives comes out!

What do you think of the announcement for Engima Archives: RAIN CODE?

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Nov 262021

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse was announced for an English release earlier this year, although we were somewhat distracted by other localization news at the time, and it sounds like it’s on track!

The official Muv-Luv Twitter account announced late Wednesday night that the Total Eclipse translation is complete.

It is still on track for a release this winter, as originally announced.

(“Winter” could still mean early next year, but that’s fine.)

Total Eclipse is a spin-off set in the Muv-Luv Alternative universe. It follows a team in Alaska and is one of the most well-known Muv-Luv spin-offs.

I’m looking forward to Total Eclipse, so I hope we’ll get more news about the release date soon! In the meantime, I still need to finish reading Muv-Luv Unlimited: The Day After, which came out this year. Are you looking forward to Total Eclipse?

(Hey, I know it’s Black Friday, but we already discussed Black Friday deals last week when they started early, so check that out if you haven’t already!)

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Nov 242021

There was an Utawarerumono 20th Anniversary live stream today, and Aquaplus announced a new game in the series!

Monochrome Moebius: Toki no Taika is a new Utawarerumono game set for 2022.

Very few details have been released so far, but Gematsu has a video from the live stream showing a cutscene, opening movie, and a trailer.

According to fans who have played more in the series than I have so far, it appears to be a midquel – set ahead of the Mask games (I think).

The trailer shows a new character, whose name is Shunnya, running through gameplay environments, which is not what I expected. It looks beautiful, but it leaves me wondering what sort of game this will be. It doesn’t appear to be a visual novel, and no combat is shown in the trailer.

A couple of shots look like there are enemies visible on the field. This suggests it could be a regular JRPG instead of a strategy RPG, or at least have battles that are smaller in scope.

We don’t know much at all about Monochrome Moebius yet, and it looks like it could be quite a departure from the mainline Utawarerumono series. However, it also looks like an ambitious entry, so I look forward to learning more about this title as time goes on!

What do you think about the new Utawarerumono game?

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