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EPHEMERAL- Fantasy on Dark- Scheduled for January 21 Nintendo Switch Release

Ephemerally, beautiful, a World in Darkness.

HuneX just announced that they’ll be releasing “EPHEMERAL -FANTASY ON DARK-” for the Nintendo Switch on January 21, 2021. The game was first released in English in 2018 on Steam. This new release features an updated translation! A trial edition will also be released the same day as the full release.

A forbidden campus love story across races, between Cloé and the other Residents of the Dark. Dark Fantasy X Campus Love Adventure coming to Nintendo Switch!! Featuring full Japanese voice acting by the stellar cast of Takashi Kondo, Shun Horie, Kazuyuki Okitsu and Toshiyuki Toyonaga as the charming Residents of the Dark in an ephemerally beautiful story!

World Concept

The world where the Residents of the Dark live

A world where only dark-dwelling monsters exist. The sun never rises, its residents live their lives as the moon rises and rest as it sets.

■Campus Hierarchy

Amongst the residents, there a Hierarchy of Darkness. At the top of the hierarchy of races are the Mermaids, then Vampires and High-Class Devils. Those that reign above may use the “Obedience Order” to force those under them into absolute obedience. At the very bottom of the hierarchy lies the Zombies.

■Our Heroine’s prestigious school

Alderic School only allows the elites as their students, and these students of various races live in the campus dormitory while enrolled here. By the order of the Principal, the use of “Obedience Order” is prohibited but…

Synopsis

Our heroine, Cloé, was born and raised in a caged town behind tall fences. All the residents of this town are zombies, like Cloé. Daily life in this town is peaceful… Apart from the many suicides. Cloé has always wished to learn more about the outside world, and one day… Cloé receives an admission notice for a prestigious school, only enrolled by the elites of various races.

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A Werewolf, an Invisible man, a Vampire, and a Mummy… Enjoy a hierarchical school life with these charming residents of the dark! In this school, Cloé learns of the forbidden love across racial barrier…

Shiba (cv. Takashi Kondo)

Race: Werewolf

Friendly and good-natured, he loves to play tricks on others and always acts as the life of the party. Although he has his looks and style, he may not be what he appears to be……?

“No. I’ve got to change. Otherwise, I’ll be the embarrassment of my race!”

Nagi (cv. Shun Horie)

Race: Invisible Man

A good student with a gentle soul, he is a shy introvert with a lovable appearance. He seems to carry darkness within him, unnoticeable yet unforgettable once you see it.

“Will you…keep me in your memories?”

Ray (cv. Kazuyuki Okitsu)

Race: Vampire

He has pride in his race, and he has an intense weakness for beauty.

With an arrogant personality, he only takes blood from those with beautiful appearances.

“I’m in a lousy mood. Come, I require some of your blood.”

Natsume (cv. Toshiyuki Toyonaga)

Race: Mummy

Collected and reserved, he is known to draw a line between himself and others. Although he is a mummy of low-class, he is somehow very hard to miss. Cunning with an air of elegance around him, he is a mysterious person with a complicated personality.

“If you promise to be a good girl, I’ll play with you later.”

Cloé(※Changeable name)

Race: Zombie

A curious zombie girl. As she has been living in a secluded town for her race, she is unfamiliar with the hierarchy of races. Longing for the outside world, she is interested in a prestigious school attended by other races.

“Is it so terrible to grow old and decay?”


Screenshots

Features of Nintendo Switch™ Edition

■Dual Language Text Options

The Switch edition features an interchangeable language option. Apart from Japanese text, players may switch the display language to English. (Voices in Japanese only)

※Part of the English translation in this game has been corrected.

※The storyline of the game remains identical to the Steam Edition released on September 12, 2018.

Japanese Dialogue
English Dialogue

■ Trial Edition

Trial version of the game will be available on release day. Unlock the opening chapters of each chapter. *Note: Save data from the trial cannot be transferred to the main game.

Game Deets

  • Title: EPHEMERAL -FANTASY ON DARK-
  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date: 21 January 2021 (Thu)
  • Price: Digital copy 3,900JPY (about $37.00)
  • Rating: ESRB – Teen
  • Genre: Otome, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
  • Character Design: Kinami Nagahara
  • Scenario: Hiro Hirano
  • Voice Cast: Takashi Kondo, Shun Horie, Kazuyuki Okitsu, Toshiyuki Toyonaga and others
  • Language: English, Japanese Text / Japanese Audio
  • Producer: HuneX Co. Ltd.

Official website: http://dramaticcreate.com/ephemeral/

Twitter Hashtag        #EPHEMERAL


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4 replies »

  1. I remember playing the mobile version quite a long time ago and found it pretty cute even if the translation was a bit wonky. I didn’t know there is voice acting in the newer versions!

    • The art looks gorgeous and the premise seems cool kinda like Monster High the Otome. Hopefully the translation is better this time around.

      Oh yes! The Switch release will have the Japanese voice acting!

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