Rail Romanesque Origin, a romance visual novel, will be released for PlayStation 4 and Switch on December 21 in Japan. The game will be available for 3,800 yen at retail and 2,800 yen via download. A limited edition priced at 11,800 yen will also be offered, which includes a Blu-ray disc of the TV anime Rail Romanesque 2 and a three-disc vocal CD album. The game will support Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese languages.
Rail Romanesque Origin is a console port of the romance visual novel Maitetsu: Last Run!!, which was originally released for PC on October 30, 2020. The new version includes content from the original game, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Switch ports, along with sequels to every route. The story of Rail Romanesque Origin takes place in a world slightly different from reality and follows the protagonist, Soutetsu Migita, who encounters young women with unique desires and forgotten railroad control modules known as “Raillords.”
The game features a 12-scenario, 443-episode story, with each episode being approximately 10 minutes long. Rail Romanesque Origin includes railway vehicles inspired by historical locomotives and “Raillords,” female robots with artificial intelligence that personify trains. The game is described as a “therapeutic beautiful girl railroad adventure.”
The Rail Romanesque series began in 2016 with the release of Maitetsu for PC. Since then, the series has expanded with various adaptations and sequels, including a comic version and the TV anime Rail Romanesque. The second season of the anime is scheduled to begin broadcasting in October 2023.
- Romance Visual Novel: A genre of video games that focuses on love and relationships, usually with a branching narrative structure.
- PC: Personal computer.
- Therapeutic Beautiful Girl Railroad Adventure: A term used to describe the genre and setting of Rail Romanesque Origin, which combines relaxation and romance elements set in a world centered around railroads and beautiful female characters.
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