Libra of the Vampire Princess Achieves Kickstarter Success; PS Vita Added as Stretch Goal
15/01/2016 Leave a comment
It’s not often we report on Kickstarter themed video-game projects but Mikandi Japan’s Kickstarter campaign for the visual novel Libra of the Vampire Pricess has had my interest peaked since it first launched late last year; and now after a relatively steady campaign their inital goal of $125,000 has been reached.
The objective of the Kickstarter campaign was to secure enough funds in order to bring an English localised version of the Japanese visual novel Libra of the Vampire to English speaking auidiences. As of today that target, of f $125,000, and as such Mikandi Japan will now be able to produce the translation and release it on to steam in the near future. But wait; there is more. A stretch goal has been added to the campaign whereby if $215,000 is achieved then the game will also be ported to the PS Vita; and with only four days left it’s a pretty tall order but hopefully they should manage it.
So what exactly is Libra of the Vampire Princess? Well according to the kickstarter it is a brand new bishoujo visual novel game by the Japanese studio, XERO! The game itself follows the story of Shuma; a high-school student who learns of his ‘unique’ vampire heritage and finds himself becoming the centre of attention for many girls in the area. It’s now your job, as the player, to interact with these characters in order to gain their trust and affection in order to suck their blood. You could say its your typical dating-sim with a twist; but it does sound quite interesting.
Those wishing to support the project can do so by visiting the official Kickstarter campaign page; and as always those who support the project will be awarded rewards with items including copies of the game and figures for those that do support the project. As it stands now however Libra of the Vampire Princess is confirmed for a PC Steam release; but with a little extra push a digital (possibly even physical) release for the PS Vita may come true.