PQube New IP teasedon January 29, 2019 by I love Japanese games
In some rather surprising news yesterday, or should I say tweet, a PQube new IP was teased with just a single image and a couple of vague details. Coming from a company best known for the likes of Steins;Gate and Muv-Luv, it will come as no surprise that this new IP is a visual novel.
The tweet from PQube (who incidentally are celebrating their 10th birthday as a company) was as follows:
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re very excited to say that we’re working on our own first IP! We’re bringing to you a visual novel made in Japan, which we’ve been making with love and our ‘special touch’ 😉 ! Have a look at the first teaser below and stay tuned for more news soon! pic.twitter.com/6eWOuLah0m
— PQube Games (@PQubeGames) January 28, 2019
Judging from the image, a school girl clutching a piece of paper – presumably dead? – it suggests this could be a murder mystery of some kind. PQube also teased that this would have PQube’s ‘Special Touch’ (winkyface). Quite what this really means is anyone’s guess, though given the company’s history with the lewder side of Japanese gaming, I’m wondering if there may be some kind of fan-service element to the Visual Novel.
The Visual Novel is being co-developed by PQube and Art.co – a developer who, honestly, I’d never heard of until today, and have been responsible for the RPG Unchained Blades as well as ports of PS titles like Every Extend Extra.
We’ll cover more on this as it develops.