Today Idea Factory International announced that the romantic visual novel Date a Live: Rio Reincarnation has a June release window.
The game will come for PS4 and PC, and we learn that the version on Sony’s console will feature two altered images, while the PC version will come with all of its imagery intact. Gameplay will be the same as the Japanese version on both platforms.
As usual, we have to give credit to Idea Factory International for being transparent about this.
The announcement comes with a trailer and a batch of localized screenshots, which you can see at the bottom of the post.
Another interesting element is that both previous games Rinne Utopia and Arusu install will be included in this release.
Below you can also find an official description, directly from the press release.
A brand new character named Rio appears, who calls Shido “papa” and is searching for the “most important thing.”
After having escaped nearly being trapped in a virtual reality, Shido is afflicted by a strange feeling. A disturbance in the world in which he lives. Someone is out there… He cannot shake the helpless, uncomfortable feeling. This strange feeling persists… A new paradise. A girl who has the same last name as Rinne – Rio Sonogami. The girl, along with Marina… for the sake of everyone’s happiness, they wander in search of “the most important thing.”
- Choose Your Fate and Find a Date – Immerse yourself in the world of DATE A LIVE, where Shido has the option to pick from 11 characters and over 150 dating events! Need a break from dating? Get to know the Rio Reincarnation exclusive character, Rio Sonogami, and even talk with 10 other sub-characters for additional story elements!
- Find Your Route to Love – The choices you make with each girl can affect Shido’s overall destiny! If Shido plays his cards right, he can find the true ending of his favorite girl!
- Light Novels Never-Before-Localized – DATE A LIVE fans and readers can rejoice as the three light novels: Rinne’s Bathtime, Arusu’s Quest, and Rio Reunion are now localized in English! Each story also includes several rough sketches and goofy comic strips!
- There’s More Where that Came From – Two previous entries in the DATE A LIVE series that were only available on the PlayStation 4, Rinne Utopia and Arusu Install, will be included in Rio Reincarnation! Re-experience the ending of your date’s route in Rinne Utopia and Arusa Install, and experience new date endings and Event CGs in Rio Reincarnation
The Steam listing is already available and can be found here.
Incidentally, Compile Heart is already preparing to launch the next Date a Live game in Japan, titled Date a Live: Ren Dystopia.