Nightshade (2016)

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A romance visual novel game made in collaboration with D3P Otomebu and
Red Entertainment, two companies known for their creative range and
production of heavyweight visual novel games.

Character design and illustrations are by the popular illustrator Teita.

The romance revolves around Ninjas who have lived through the Sengoku
Period.

The story is set in Japan soon after the Sengoku Period.

Follow the romances between the protagonist and other main characters
through a compelling tale of conflicting loyalties.

The story is fiction, but several characters and events are factual,
making the novel enjoyable for those interested in Japanese history.

There are 2 endings for each of the 5 main characters depending on the
route the player takes. The ending movie and music changes according to
the final outcome of the players choices.

Fully voiced by popular voice artists in Japan.

*The protagonist is not voiced.

【World】

During the Sengoku Period the two main factions of ninja clans, Iga and
Kōga, warred against each other for decades.

In the year 1593, Nobunaga Oda started the Tenshō Iga war, decimating
most of the Iga ninjas in the process.

The very few that survived were absorbed into the Kōga clan, despite
their past rivalries.

After 17 years the Sengoku Period finally came to an end, and Japan was
unified.

Enju (Protagonist), daughter of Kandō Ueno, the Head of the Kōga clan,
spends her days training diligently in hope of becoming a full-fledged
ninja like her peers.

At long last she is assigned to her first mission, but finds herself
caught in a dark conspiracy――.

【VOICE】

Gekkamaru……Wataru Hatano (羽多野 渉)

Kuroyuki……Hiro Shimono (下野 紘)

Chōjirō Momochi……Kohsuke Toriumi (鳥海 浩輔)

Hanzō Hattori……Kenjiro Tsuda (津田 健次郎)

Goemon Ishikawa……Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川 光)

Ennosuke Yamakura……Ryo Oshima (大島 崚)

Kyara Mikumo……Saori Hayami (早見 沙織)

Kasumi……Megumi Han (潘 めぐみ)

Ieyasu Tokugawa……Kouki Miyata (宮田 幸季)

and more.

Heroine has no voice sound. (This is a specification.)

【About Theme song】

Opening Theme

"Gekka no Uta ha Kage yorimo Kuroku(月下の唄は影よりも黒く)" MIKOTO

Ending Theme

"Taezaru Hana(絶えざる花)"(TRUE END)MIKOTO

"Aoi Sange(蒼い散華)"(BAD END)MIKOTO

Release date
Developer
Red Entertainment
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LANTERN ROOMS
Publisher
D3 Publisher
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PS Vita

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core2Duo 2.66 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Resolution:1280x720以上
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Need DirectX End-User Runtimes.

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Nightshade (2016) reviews and comments

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Great Story and unique Characters! I've already played some Visual Novels and I have to say I'm particularly excited about Nightshade. Not only the Design and Graphics are of high quality, but the Characters are also particularly successful and have a strong Personality. Depending on the Decisions you have made in the Prologue and in the first Chapters, the personal Route starts one of the five Love Interests. What particularly excited me here is the Individuality of each of the five Routes. Although the same common Thread is followed, there are always small, as well as large Differences. Basically, you can talk about almost 5 different Stories and that means more to discover and less to skip. That's a big Plus for me! Even the Fact that the "bad endings," though sad, are nevertheless absolutely fit, I just think is great. Besides, they are, albeit tragically, incredibly romantic and that has taken me to experience every Ending, although otherwise I only ever play the "good endings," because I'm just a Lover of happy ends, especially when it comes to Romances. ;) So all in all, I'm more than happy with Nightshade and can only recommend it to any Otom-and Romanzen fan. In addition, many will probably be amazed by the Design and graphics, as well as by the animations and the whole presentation in general, because Nightshade is a very high-quality Visual Novel!
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