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The following is a press release from Frontwing.
Tokyo, Japan – January 26, 2018 Tokyo-based visual novel developer
Frontwing has released the newest entry in its “Grisaia: Phantom Trigger” series on Steam. “Grisaia: Phantom Trigger” is an ongoing dramatic visual novel series, with further installments set to follow later in 2018 and beyond. The Steam store page for Vol.4 of “Grisaia: Phantom Trigger” can be found at the following URL: http://store.steampowered.com/app/761670/
“Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol.4” experienced a very successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, attracting nearly 800 backers and raising just shy of $50,000. Pre-orders for physical copies of Vol.4 of “Grisaia: Phantom Trigger” as well as earlier entries and other goods are also currently available on BackerKit, which can be accessed from the following URL: https://grisaiapt4.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders
An anime adaptation of the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger series has been announced and is currently in production. More details about an English release of the anime adaptation are planned to be announced in the coming months.
The Grisaia series is Frontwing’s most popular franchise, with sales of the games in the first trilogy topping 300,000 units worldwide. The series has also had a very successful anime adaptation, produced by NBC Universal and directed by Tensho, as well as serialized manga adaptation.
“Grisaia: Phantom Trigger” takes place after the existing Grisaia trilogy, and features a completely new group of heroines as well as a new protagonist. The story follows a class of students at Mihama Academy, which has been converted by anti-terror organization CIRS into a ‘specialist training school’ for a new generation of operatives.
Both illustrator/character designer Akio Watanabe and writer Ryuta Fujisaki return from the original Grisaia trilogy to work on “Phantom Trigger”, and the game will feature SD character artwork by nanaca mai. The opening theme, “Ends of the Earth”, is composed by Hitoshi Fujima and sung by Marina Kawano, with lyrics by Yoshikazu Kuwashima.
“Grisaia: Phantom Trigger” is being released in a serialized format, with further entries planned for release in 2018 and beyond. The series is being released worldwide on Steam, with English-language physical versions being offered through crowdfunding.
The “Phantom Trigger” series is being localized in English by Frontwing’s experienced in-house translation team, the members of which are proficient Japanese to English translators who possess JLPT N1 certification or equivalent. It also features a brand-new system allowing simultaneous display of English and Japanese text during gameplay, as well as language switching at the press of a button.
Frontwing is a developer of Japanese visual novels. Since the company’s founding in 1999 as a bishojo games developer and the release of Frontwing’s first title, “Canary’ (Canaria: Kono Omoi o Uta ni Nosete) in August 2000, we have published a number of titles in the visual novel genre. From school life love stories to hardcore adult games, as well as titles which utilize 3D computer graphics, our creations cover a diverse range of genres. Our products, as well as the characters they feature, have come to represent the world of bishojo games. Frontwing marked its first venture into the overseas market May 29, 2015, with the English release of ‘The Fruit of Grisaia’ on Steam. Since then, we have self-published the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger and Corona Blossom series, as well as three ‘Grisaia’ series side stories. Further localized titles are in the works, including simultaneous English releases of new upcoming Frontwing games.