Aksys’ next visual novel is Tales from Toyotoki, and it looks lovely

Aksys never lets VN fans down.

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Tales from Toyotoki: Arrival of the Witch Key Art

Aksys has a habit of finding the most wonderful visual novels to localise… and Tales from Toyotoki: Arrival of the Witch looks like it continues that form.

This is a coming-of-age story mixed in with a “mystery stretching back hundreds of years.” It also looks like it has some light management features, which is always fun to see in VNs. From the press release:

Hikaru finds himself out of luck and homeless on an unfamiliar island. While avoiding pit vipers and angry senior committee members, he comes across a witch in a very similar situation. The two set out to survive, and hopefully thrive, on Toyotoki, the uncompromising island secluded from the modern world that is steeped in ancient traditions and shrouded in mystery.

Along the way, they meet a cheeky island beauty, a haughty rich girl, a clumsy saleswoman, and a manga-loving delinquent, all of whom are island locals on a similar mission to discover themselves and their place in the world. With some hard work and a sprinkle of magic, can the unlikely group of friends unravel the mystery of Toyotoki Island, while also finding success in their journey of self-discovery?

The game originally released in Japan in 2022. It’s going to be released worldwide on August 22 for both PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch. If you can read Japanese then you can download the PC version on Steam right now, but it doesn’t look like Aksys is localising to that platform.

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