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Official announcement: A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael

MangaGamer has announced an English localization of A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael at Otakon 2017. The flagship release of Yurin Yurin is the first full-scale visual novel in the A Kiss For The Petals series, and the first to introduce the couple of Risa and Miya.

As with previous releases, I will serve as localization supervisor and editor. It will be available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Further information on the release will be added to this post as it becomes available. Screenshots are available on MangaGamer’s website for the title above.

The press release from MangaGamer is below.

Picking up from the famous, original A Kiss for the Petals titles, Maidens of Michael reintroduces the five couples fans have grown to know and love while expanding on their story, sharing many new months worth of development as their relationships lose their freshness and encounter the hardships of long term love. As these ten girls learn how to manage life and love, grow, and support each other, a new budding couple is introduced as well.

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Remembering How We Met Version 2.0 – Japanese and Chinese Languages, New Features Added

A Kiss For The Petals – Remembering How We Met has been updated to version 2.0 on Steam and MangaGamer.com. Version 2.0 is a significant update, introducing new features, the original Japanese script, and new translations in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Simplified Chinese version

When you start this new version for the first time, you will be asked to select a language. This will affect all in-game text, including menus. It can be changed at any time from the System menu, the fourth option on the title screen and the last option on the left side of the in-game text box.

Several features first introduced in A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! have been added to this version:

  • The ability to adjust the opacity of the text box freely.
  • The option to render text with a shadow or outline, which can be changed independently of the text box opacity setting.
  • An option to pause the text when a full-screen CG is shown. By default, it will pause until the user clicks.

These options are available in the second page of the System menu.

Japanese version

Version 2.0 is built in Ren’Py 6.99.12.4, which features optimizations with the Steam overlay. It is available via Steam now and on MangaGamer.com, though you will need to log into your MangaGamer account to access the latter.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! updated to version 1.2

Version 1.2 is built in Ren’Py 6.99.14, which includes bugfixes that affect some non-English systems and optimizations. This version corrects typos and a rendering error that causes fantasy scenes to not display properly. Redundant background data was also removed, resulting in a smaller package size than the previous version.

The new version is available from MangaGamer.com. You will need to log into your account to access it.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! updated to version 1.1

Version 1.1 is built in Ren’Py 6.99.12, which adds support for the WebP image format and support for macOS Sierra’s Gatekeeper. The package size has been reduced substantially, from 1,019 MB to 814 MB for the Windows/Linux version. The demo has also been updated with these benefits, with a reduction in size from 227 MB to 163 MB.

Two bugs have been fixed: voice playback is no longer disabled when the text box is hidden or a menu is opened, and the dots-type Climax Timer now respects the maximum lines setting. Several typos and a graphical error in the start of the Nagisa/Rina route have been corrected.

The new version is available from MangaGamer.com. You will need to log into your account to access it.

MangaGamer 2017 Licensing Survey

 

MangaGamer has opened their third annual licensing survey to all readers. The final page asks for up to three license requests, and as with previous years, I highly recommend submitting A Kiss For The Petals titles. By submitting your e-mail address, you also become eligible to win one of three copies of Da Capo III R.

In the 2016 survey, the A Kiss For The Petals series as a whole ranked third in license requests, and The New Generation! was released in November of that year. With many more legacy titles remaining, I implore readers of this site to continue this momentum.

My recommendations for titles to request are, in order:

  • Maidens of Michael, my strongest recommendation and the direct sequel to Remembering How We Met as well as the largest title featuring the core St. Michael’s cast;
  • Any of Fuguriya’s releases prior to Maidens of Michael, particularly the original A Kiss For The Petals, from which I believe later titles will naturally follow;
  • The Angel’s Longing, which features a more mature storyline and was written and illustrated by the same staff as The New Generation;
  • From the Day We First Met, the follow-up to Remembering How We Met.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! Now Available

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! is now available from MangaGamer for Windows, macOS, and Linux. The price is $34.95 USD. A demo version is also available at the official website.

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Contrary to the original 2015 version and promotional screenshots prior to today, the version by MangaGamer is presented at a resolution of 1600 x 1200, four times the 800 x 600 resolution of past A Kiss For The Petals visual novels. The difference in resolution can be seen below. Click on the image to enlarge.

The New Generation resolution side-by-side comparison

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The New Generation Countdown: 1 Day to Release

MangaGamer is publishing translated versions of the countdown voice videos promoting A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! through release day on 25 November 2016. These videos feature two characters from the visual novel in a brief conversation, creating some conversational pairings that are seldom seen in the visual novel proper. Above is the video for 1 day before release. Earlier videos are available in this playlist.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! will go on sale tomorrow at MangaGamer.com for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The New Generation Countdown: 2 Days to Release

MangaGamer is publishing translated versions of the countdown voice videos promoting A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! through release day on 25 November 2016. These videos feature two characters from the visual novel in a brief conversation, creating some conversational pairings that are seldom seen in the visual novel proper. Above is the video for 2 days before release. Earlier videos are available in this playlist.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! will go on sale on 25 November 2016 at MangaGamer.com for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

The New Generation Countdown: 3 Days to Release

MangaGamer is publishing translated versions of the countdown voice videos promoting A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! through release day on 25 November 2016. These videos feature two characters from the visual novel in a brief conversation, creating some conversational pairings that are seldom seen in the visual novel proper. Above is the video for 3 days before release. Earlier videos are available in this playlist.

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! will go on sale on 25 November 2016 at MangaGamer.com for Windows, macOS, and Linux.