Today British publisher PQube announced the release dates for the upcoming visual novel Punch Line.
The visual novel, inspired by a popular and quirky anime series from 2015, will be released in North America on August 25th and in Europe on August 31st for PS4, PS Vita, and PC via Steam. Yes. You heard it right: PS Vita. It still means “life.”
A Limited Edition will be available at select retailers including a 128-page artwork.
Incidentally, the game was written by Kotaro Uchikoshi of Zero Escape fame. If this doesn’t catch your attention, I don’t know what will. Well… maybe the fanservice will, now that I think about it. There is plenty in this game.
If you’re not familiar with the story, you can read a description below.
Yūta Iridatsu is a pretty normal high school kid, with one exception: he faints if he sees girls’ panties. You never quite notice how frequent panty flashes can be until they ruin your day – he has to not look, or it’s lights out!
When he one day finds himself in the midst of a bus hijacking incident, he meets the famed vigilante crime fighter Strange Juice, and something unexpected happens to Yūta – his soul separates from his body. Stuck in a ghostly incorporeal form, he finds that his penchant for panties has disastrous consequences.
While a ghost form lends itself to panty sightings galore, allowing Yūta to wander unseen, looking up skirts and causing shenanigans, there’s a terrible catch: if he sees too many panties, Yūta gets too excited, faints, and somehow causes an asteroid to hit the Earth and destroy all life on the planet.
Able to travel back in time to before the destruction of the Earth, Yūta’s task is clear – solve this mystery! What happened to turn Yūta into a ghost? How can he time travel? Why does fainting at the sight of panties cause destruction of the world!?
Answers must be found! …right after checking out the panties on that girl over there.
We also got the usual friendly neighborhood bullet points for your perusal.
- Be a friendly ghost – Haunt a house full of girls while you solve puzzles, play tricks and cause trouble
- An immersive adventure – Visual Novel elements mixed with 3D environments
- Beware your weakness – See too many panties and you will destroy humanity
- From the creators of Zero Escape – Written by Kotaro Uchikoshi, of the Zero Escape Trilogy
- Live the anime – Based on the critically acclaimed anime, now on Crunchyroll
You can enjoy a trailer and a few images below. If you want to see more, you can check out the announcement trailer as well.