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Apr 132022

Witch on the Holy Night is a visual novel that first came out in Japan in 2012, with no official translation ever released.

Now it’s receiving an HD, fully-voiced re-release for the Switch and PS4, due out later this year.

That was all already known, but this week brought the unexpected announcement that it will also have Japanese, English, and Chinese language options available.

Witch on the Holy Night is a visual novel from Type-Moon, the same company that developed Tsukihime and Fate/stay night.

While Tsukihime and Fate spin-offs in other genres have been localized with some frequency, no actual Type-Moon visual novel has been translated before, to the point where some fans claimed the writer was actively opposed to having his work translated.

Apparently that’s not the case, at least not now.

There’s no word yet if Witch on the Holy Night will be actually released outside of Japan, but since both platforms are region-free, it will certainly be playable in English. Here’s hoping an official release will be announced, for convenience and ease of access.

I don’t know a lot about Witch on the Holy Night, but the plot has something to do with magic and witches, and it sounds interesting enough for me to both be intrigued and want to support such an unexpected translation.

First Broccoli and now Type-Moon, in addition to all of the other “never ever” translations that have materialized lately. Who will be next?? (I’m still hoping RGG is the next one to join this list with translations of Kenzan and Ishin.)

Meanwhile, my site was recently included on a list of the Top 25 Visual Novel Blogs and Websites, so that’s pretty cool. I’ll keep on spreading the good word of visual novels.

What do you think about the surprise English translation news for Witch on the Holy Night?

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  4 Responses to “Witch on the Holy Night Official English Translation Announced”

  1. Congrats on making that list! And yes, the game does seem interesting…

  2. Your… description seems cut off on that list.

  3. Yes, I noticed that it cuts off partway through the sentence…

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