The announcement of the arrival of an official English translation for the new high-definition and fully dubbed Japanese version of Mahōtsukai no Yoru (also known as Mahoyo), or Witch in the Holy Nightsure Nintendo Change Y Playstation 4It was already an event for a visual novel of TYPE-MOON. But another big piece of news just came through the publisher. aniplex on the occasion of the2022 Anime Exhibition : Witch on the Holy Night will be released on December 8 in the West with English translation for $39.99 on Switch and PS4, exactly the same day as in Japan. What Melty blood: Lumina type, there should be a European version, Aniplex specifies that the price may vary depending on the region, but pre-orders have not yet been released. Currently, we do not know if there will be a physical edition like in Japan, although the presenter during the Aniplex presentation at Anime Expo 2022 speaks of “material” (this statement can “teaser” the arrival of a physical edition, but also simply the confirmation of the arrival of the Digital Deluxe Edition with the exclusive artbook for the PS4 version). In any case, the launch will be worldwide. To celebrate this great news, Aniplex and TYPE-MOON released the English subbed version of the second trailer:
In Japan, Witch on the Holy Night will cost 6,600 yen in standard edition (physical and dematerialized). We don’t know when the title will be available outside of Japan, but either way, the Japanese version will let you enjoy the English translation. Pre-orders have started and a limited edition will also be available, reserved for the first copies. Cost 7,700 yenshe will understand a special box with an illustration by character designer Hirokazu Koyama and a 20-page art book titled Fundamental Rhythms of a Witch. Exclusively for the PS4 version, there will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition for 7,150 yen that will allow you to get a dematerialized version of the art book.
The updated official site allows us to discover a presentation of the main characters, some images, some details about the specifications of the game on Switch and PS4, as well as the list of stores that will offer exclusive pre-order bonuses. On Switch, the Witch on the Holy Night resolution will be 1920 x 1080 in TV mode and 1280 x 720 in handheld mode.. Each version will be in high definition. Secondly, Switch the touchscreen to handheld mode and the DualShock 4 touchpad will be supported. It will be the same for him. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
On April 12, 2012, TYPE-MOON released a new visual novel after the notable successes of Tsuki-hime Y Fate stay night : Mahōtsukai no Yoru (also known as Mahoyo), subtitled in English (despite the lack of an official localization) Witch on the Holy Night. The studio’s first VN that was not considered an adult game (eroge), Mahōtsukai no Yoru allows you to follow the adventures of Aoko Aozakivery important heroine in the works of TYPE-MOON since she already appeared in Tsuki-himeThen in kagetsu-tohya, melted blood Y Destination/Extrabut also two other new emblematic characters: the witch alice kunji and the second protagonist Sojuro Shizuki. While TYPE-MOON had previously been tight-lipped about projects around Mahōtsukai no Yoru, work came back with a bang in late 2022 with the announcement of an animated movie from ufotable and an enhanced version of the visual novel on Switch and PS4. . TYPE-MOON handles development, while editing is handled by aniplex. The great novelty of this new version will be the incorporation of a complete dubbing. In fact, in the original version for PC, the characters did not have voices. Additionally, this new release/remaster will include two parallel stories that were not included in the original game.
The magazine volume 14 TYPE-MOON As it contained an introduction to the main characters of the Witch in the Holy Night story, but also very informative interviews and much more. You will also find a full French translation of this volume. on the Archetype:Moon collective website. For the first time, Witch on the Holy Night will benefit fromfull dubbing as revealed during the announcement of the new version. Therefore, TYPE-MOON and Aniplex had already revealed the seiyuu of the main characters in April:
- Aoko Aozaki : duplicated by haruka tomatsu
- alice kunji : duplicated by Kana Hanazawa
- Sojuro Shizuki : duplicated by yusuke kobayashi
- Kōjika Kumari : duplicated by Chika Anzai
- Tobimaru Tsukiji : duplicated by Toshinari Fukamachi
- houseuke kinomi : duplicated by Shohei Kajikawa
This new issue of TYPE-MOON Ace magazine also revealed that the release of the adaptation in animation film produced by ufotable is planned for 2023. At the moment we don’t have any more information, but here you have the first visual and the teaser that we already knew:
The return of Mahōtsukai no Yoru did not happen by chance, since the bases of the visual novel were important for the development of the first part of the Tsukihime remake, whose first part was released on August 26 on Switch and PS4 in Japan as Tsukihime -A piece of blue crystal moon-. You should know that the quality of Mahōtsukai no Yoru had not gone unnoticed at the time of its release on PC, to the point that the VN benefits from a translation by fans for the first time… in French. this is the team moon-traditional who managed all the work, and a final patch was released in 2020. Another group of fans, the French association Archetype-Moonhas also put together a guide on how to install the game on Windows 10.
The story of Mahōtsukai no Yoru takes place in the late 1980s, the twilight of an era filled with quirkiness and vitality, and has its heart set within a hilltop mansion where two witches live: Aoko Aozaki and Alice Kuonji. One day, a city boy, Sojuro Shizuki, crosses paths with the two witches, who live in modern times. Sojuro lived an ordinary life. Aoko lived with dignity and pride. Alicia lived hidden, as if asleep. Each of her stars had their own path. Her alignment was unthinkable. However, it wasn’t long before the three characters, who were very different from each other in every way, began to live together…
For a long time he has evoked it on several occasions, Mahōtsukai no Yoru is a work that is very close to the heart of its author, kinoko nasu, as we discuss elsewhere in this article. The visual novel was directed by monoji Tsukuri with character design Hirokazu Koyama and music composed by Hideyuki Fukasawa, who works closely with TYPE-MOON as he was also recently in charge of the Tsukihime remake OST. The VN also contains an end credits song, titled Hoshi ga Matataku Konna Yoru niperformed by the famous group supercell with river to the composition and nagiyanagi singing. You should know that at that time, TYPE-MOON was already planning two sequels, still in visual novel format. Since then, there is no concrete news, but the existence of the improved version is therefore reassuring for the future of the work.
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