Alongside announcing a number of release windows for previously revealed projects, Sekai Project has also announced a number of new visual novels that they are planning on bringing out in the future. These games have no release windows at this time but this first one is set to be released on both the PC as well as the Nintendo Switch when it is released and it happens to be called Please Be Happy from Studio Élan.
Please Be Happy‘s storyline is described as follows: Born as a fox in the forest of Korea, Miho carries with her the memory of a traveler who showed her kindness and spoke of home. Now more human than fox, Miho has spent a long, long time searching for her person. She arrives by airship to Wellington Skyport, one of the jewels of the floating island of New Zealand.
Despite her years spent observing humans, she still has a lot to learn about their culture and society. She’s made a living so far as a thief, her heightened senses allowing her to easily take advantage of people. She’s also seen a lot of the worst of what mankind has to offer. It’s only after meeting Juliet, the owner of a small library, and Aspen, an aspiring novelist, that Miho starts to understand what kindness is, and that there’s more than just the bad stuff when it comes to people.
The second title happens to be the Whirlpool developed Slobbish Dragon Princess which features a main character that lives in a dilapidated dojo. He and his family are known martial artists, but his father is a deadbeat; a gambling drunkard constantly getting into fights. Meanwhile, he refuses to work, claiming it to be part of his training. Ichinose Suzuka from the neighboring sweets shop often takes care of him.One day, he picks up a strange, lizard-like being on the side of the road.
At first, he planned to cook it, but Suzuka vetoes the idea. Instead, he names it “Haru” and keeps it as a pet. As he grows fonder of Haru, dragonkin suddenly invade from space. The dragons are about to take over earth, but Haru suddenly transforms from a lizard into a beautiful lady and persuades them! Wouldn’t you know it — Haru was actually the princess of the dragons!Mankind somehow avoids total subjugation, but now Haru joins the protagonist in his NEET lifestyle.
The company is also bringing over the final chapter of the KARAKARA series in the form of KARAKARA 3. The “Age of Dusk.” It is a time of senescence for the human species, during which hybrids known as the “Others”—those who are human, yet not—exist in great numbers. On the windswept barrens of a land without moisture, a small gathering of people make their living in a world they no longer know. Down a stretch of highway and far from the heart of the town are two such people, Leon and Lucia, who run a small diner.
Together with Aisia and newcomers Rebecca and Mari, they lean on each other to survive in this arid land. Those peaceful days come to an end when Leon hears the sound of a telephone, a Relic from the past and is informed that Cullen, a member of the town vigilante corp, is being held hostage.What is it that the kidnappers seek from Leon? Will this lead to an understanding of the disaster that befell the world in the past?
Finally Sekai Project announced that they will be continuing to bring the 9-nine- series over to English speaking audiences with episode 4 being the next on the way. While the company did provide details about the game, they feature heavy spoilers about previous entries in the game but you can check the trailer above if you wish to learn more. Alongside these announcements a number of pieces of artwork and some CGs from a few of these visual novels have been released and can be found below.