Thanks to Insert Credit
for pointing to a Namako Team story revealing new Japanese 'visual novel' DVDs coming to the West via publisher Hirameki
. Insert Credit explains: "Hirameki has been slowly releasing English-language ports of Japanese dating sims in the US. They play basically the same on a PC, DVD player, PS2 or Xbox [using Dragon's Lair style branching narrative], which is the appeal of the format."
The new "Summer 2004"
-due DVD releases include the wonderfully named Tea Society Of A Witch
, as well as Hourglass Summer
, apparently "A summer vacation that crosses the boundaries of space and time."