This is a new thread to discuss the upcoming title Starless ~ Nymphomaniacs’ Paradise
We announced back in 2014 our intent to release Starless in English. We’ve been working together with Will/Empress, a great company btw, to prepare Starless for their international fans. They understand the need for changes to the game so it can be available outside Japan. To symbolize this change, Empress provided the new title for the game.
The problem we faced in the localizing of Starless was ensuring we don’t endanger our fans (or visual novels as a whole). Not everyone lives in a country or state with liberal laws on free speech, and some material in the original game could be problematic if released in its entirety. This isn’t the first time we’ve dealt with these issues, but most games aren’t on the same level as Starless.
We want you, our fans, to understand these changes, and this is where we’re going to discuss them.
Our version of the game will include:
- Uncensored CGs by Sei Shoujo
- The complete main storyline
- 10 different endings
Our version will remove:
- Scenes of scatology
- Scenes of bestiality
- Scenes of removing body parts
We intend to create an awesome experience that fans can enjoy without the potential problems the original’s extreme content could have for the owner of the game, and for the future of visual novels genre. The entire story, including the vast majority of the more than 3000 game CGs, will remain.
There are some fans who want all of the original game content in the English version of the game, and we understand this. We’re quite certain patches will be made available which restore this content, with the assistance of various fan groups, after the game is released. While we won’t officially support such patches, we won’t interfere with their inevitable release.
If the above turns you off, that’s fine. We’re doing what our team thinks is best for the majority of Sei Shoujo and Starless fans, and with enough support we’ll be able to bring more awesome Sei Shoujo titles to international fans.
The release date for Starless has been pushed back to May 12, 2015. This delay is so we can include a special interview from Sei Shoujo in the limited edition’s artbook. We’re sorry for the delay, but we think you’ll appreciate the result.