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The New Generation Countdown: 8 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 8 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 Videos

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 13 days before release. Additional videos are embedded below; at the time of writing, there are videos for up to 9 days before release.

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

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The New Generation Demo Updated

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The demo version for A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! has been updated with bugfixes and a smaller download size as a result of the Windows and Linux versions being packaged together. It is available at MangaGamer’s official website and the MangaGamer.com store, but an account is required for the latter.

Before the release of macOS Sierra, Ren’Py provided multiplatform builds for Windows, OS X, and Linux, but changes in Gatekeeper starting from macOS Sierra rendered it incompatible with that platform. Starting with the upcoming Ren’Py 6.99.12, the multiplatform build will support Windows and Linux only, with macOS to be provided as its own package.

The demo is still built in the current Ren’Py 6.99.11, but the multiplatform version labeled “win+linux” is intended for use only those platforms.

The New Generation! Demo and Pre-Orders Available

A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! is now available for pre-order from MangaGamer. A demo version for Windows, macOS, and Linux is also available at the official website, which includes a portion of the main story and excerpts from one love scene for each couple. The short story series White Lily Memorial is also readable on 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 images to view them at full size.

The New Generation resolution side-by-side comparison

The New Generation resolution overlay comparison

Late in development, I made a proposal to preserve the original size of the artwork for our version. To my surprise, St. Michael Girls’ School gave their approval. This new version is the result of extensive work on my part to reprocess the graphic assets and rewrite the interface code to support the new maximum resolution. Further details will be provided in a later post.

This version also adds several new features:

  • A configurable Climax Timer that counts down to the end of a love scene
  • Optional text pause on CG
  • Adjustable text box opacity, text shadow, and outline

These can be configured in the Config menu.

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 Now In Beta Testing

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I am posting screenshots of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! as development progresses. The visual novel is now in beta testing. Further screenshots will be posted on my Twitter profile @AXYPB with the hashtag #sonohana and at the Petals’ Garden Tumblr blog with the hashtag #development. Note that both my Twitter profile and Petals’ Garden on Tumblr contain material that is not safe for work.

The New Generation Development Screenshots

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I am posting screenshots of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! as development progresses. As noted in a MangaGamer biweekly progress update on 19 August 2016, the translation and editing is currently 91% complete. Further screenshots will be posted on my Twitter profile @AXYPB with the hashtag #sonohana and at the Petals’ Garden Tumblr blog with the hashtag #development. Note that both my Twitter profile and Petals’ Garden on Tumblr contain material that is not safe for work.

Official announcement: A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! (Updated 5 November 2016)

MangaGamer will be releasing an English localization of A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! (その花びらにくちづけを にゅーじぇね! Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo – Nyuu Jene!), announced today at Otakon 2016. It is the second release by St. Michael Girls’ School and their first full-scale visual novel, an adult-oriented, fully uncensored visual novel for Windows 7, 8, and 10, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Update 5 November 2016: Pre-orders and a demo version are available now at the official website. See this post for more information.

As with Remembering How We Met, I will serve as supervisor of the English localization, as well as co-programmer and editor. I also designed the English logo.

The press release from MangaGamer is below.

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English translation: A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! Prologue

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St. Michael Girls’ School has published an online short story leading to the events of A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! As in the visual novel Rinagisa, the prologue concerns Rikka and Sayuki volunteering to serve as guidance counselors to the students of the St. Michael’s annex school. The translation by Ralen is hosted on this server as a mirror of the original product page for Revolution.

The index page for Revolution contains a copy of the cover image for Rinagisa that may not be safe for work.

The translation is hosted here at http://petalsgarden.axypb.net/trans/rev/index.html

Visual novel: A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! – Rinagisa

Fuguriya has announced a visual novel titled A Kiss For The Petals Revolution! – Rinagisa (その花びらにくちづけを れぼりゅーしょん! りなぎさ Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo Revolution! Rinagisa), a direct sequel to A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation, for release on 25 December 2015 in online markets and 31 December 2015 during Comiket 89.

This visual novel features Rina and Nagisa and is the first of three visual novels to follow The New Generation. This is the first visual novel release in the main A Kiss For The Petals series released by Fuguriya since Lily Platinum in 2010, excluding Anata ni Chikau Ai in 2014, which was released as a supplementary storyline to a larger product. The reasons for this title’s release through Fuguriya and not St. Michael Girls’ School are currently unclear.

The writer for The New Generation, Madoka Madoka, announced a hiatus this August for personal reasons. She will be replaced by previous writers JUN and Hiyoshi Hiyori, who wrote the stories in the main “red label” series.

Ralen has translated the announcement page. Most of the images in the announcement post are not safe for work. See Petals’ Garden on Tumblr or the original announcement for images. The original announcement also includes voice samples.

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