At this point, it sort of feels like Nippon Ichi announces a new PlayStation 3 JRPG every few weeks. In fact, we wouldn’t be all that surprised if the company just came out and told everyone they have no plans to ever make a game for any system other than the PS3. But while that last bit is unlikely to actually happen, today’s news further leads us to believe that the unlikely is actually pretty likely. Nevertheless, the beloved (and very niche) Japanese roleplaying studio, best known for their Disgaea franchise, has revealed that they have a new RPG in the works for Sony’s last gen system. Entitled “If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise, It Was Yandere Hell,” the game is said to be about mascot characters and, get this, high school girls — go figure. While that could be interpreted in any number of ways, most of which will probably lead one to the category of hentai and other kinds of sensual anime debauchery, it would seem that judging from the above image there will be warriors, swords and various other fantasy troupes at the core of the experience.
Although actual details are fairly sparse right now, we do know that the title will be released both physically and digitally in Japan on April 24. It’s unclear whether or not gamers outside of the JPN will ever see a localized version of the title, but it wouldn’t seem too far fetched to think it will ship internationally at some point. After all, Nippon Ichi has been on top of their localizing game over the past few years. If all else fails, a simple digital release would suffice, and probably be the safer route if they’re indeed worried about the game not finding an audience overseas.
Still, If You Thought It Was Harem Paradise, It Was Yandere Hell is being led by a team of familiar faces, with Tatsumi Takuma at the director’s helm, Katsunori Kobayashi and Kikakuya taking care of the scenario goodness and Hiiro Yuki leading up character design. Thus, here’s hoping the game is every bit as good as it is bizarre in name.