MangaGamer Announces Release Date for Liarsoft’s Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows!

Just in time for the holidays, the long-awaited predecessor to Gahkthun of the Golden Lighting—Sona-nyl of the Violet Shadows—will be seeing its release at last

The all-ages adaptation, Sona-nyl of the Violet Shadows Refrain will be available on Steam and the original adult version with all the bonus Refrain content will be available on MangaGamer. Both will be released on December 7th, 2023, with pre-orders currently available on MangaGamer.

The fifth entry in Liarsoft’s Steampunk Series is a mysterious fairy-tale in which fantasy and reality intertwine. The story unfolds from the perspectives of two women: one who travels through the ruins of Engine City New York, destroyed in an unexplained disaster some years before; and one who finds herself in an underground world with a purple sky, where the “vanished” city still stands.

The central focus of the tale is Lily, a girl devoid of memories who sets off through the bizarrely transformed “Underground New York.” Driven by her determination to reach the “ends of the sky,” she travels through this dangerous world accompanied by an enigmatic young man known as A. In the course of her long and difficult journey, they meet many of the city’s inhabitants, and fend off the attacks of strange and terrifying monsters.

What lies at the end of the road Lily travels? How is she connected to the woman exploring the ruins on the surface? And why was New York destroyed? In the course of their journeys, many mysteries will be unraveled…

Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows ~What Beautiful Memories~ Synopsis 

The year is 1907. The 20th century is still young.

This is a world that experienced a 19th century very different from our own. A world of innumerable steam-powered Engines. The unnaturally rapid development of this steam civilization filled the air with smog, robbing humanity of the blue skies they’d once known.

There is one place in particular where the sky is darker than anywhere else: the ruins of the Engine city New York, perpetually shrouded in grey clouds and polluted rain. Five years ago, a mysterious disaster known as the “Great Disappearance” reduced this entire metropolis to a deserted, crumbling wasteland. Sealed off from the world by the United States government, it stands in utter silence. Not a single soul now walks its streets.

But today, a woman named Elysia quietly sets foot inside it – guided by a singular purpose.
Her destination: old Manhattan, said to be the epicenter of the catastrophe. Unbeknownst to her…

There is a place said to be the city’s “Underground.” This is an enormous subterranean realm, permeated with a dim purple light. No one on the surface world knows of its existence.
In this place, the Skyscrapers that crumbled five years ago still stand tall; but their forms are warped and twisted. “Underground New York” is a place of black and violet shadows. A prison with no exit. And beneath its unnatural “sky,” the men and women who vanished five years ago still exist…

Cowering in fear of the seven monsters known as the “Messengers.”
Suffering terror, agony, and death at the hands of the “Messengers.”
They linger on in this twisted underground city, as if waiting for something.

A girl named Lily sets foot in this place, her mind devoid of memories. There is only one thing she’s certain of. She doesn’t have a reason. She doesn’t know who or what awaits her. She doesn’t even know why she feels this way. But even so, she’s absolutely certain.

“Manhattan. The ends of the violet sky.”
“I have to go there. I’m the only one who can.”

─The girl sets off for the tower of violet shadow looming far in the distance.
─With every step, she finds the shades of those yet to fade away.
─And sheds tears without knowing why.

Game Details

Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows ~What Beautiful Memories~ (18+ Version)
  • Developer: Liarsoft
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Price: $34.95
  • OS: Windows 7, 8,10
  • Text Language: English, Japanese
  • Age Rating: 18+
  • Release Date: December 7th, 2023
Sona-Nyl of the Violet Shadows Refrain (All Ages Version)
  • Developer: Liarsoft
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Price: $34.95
  • OS: Windows 7, 8,10
  • Text Language: English, Japanese
  • Age Rating: Teen
  • Release Date: December 7th, 2023

Source: Press release

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