Maitetsu: Pure Station To Release Digitally on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in January 2020

A Nintendo eShop listing via the Nintendo Switch console has revealed that Circle Entertainment will be the worldwide publisher for Lose’s train-related visual novel Maitetsu: Pure Station early next year.

Specifically Maitetsu: Pure Station, which was previously localised and published onto Steam by Sekai Project, will be released digitally on the 15th January 2020 for £31.49 / $34.99 via the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch. It’s expected that the game will feature all of the same content as the original Steam release, but redeveloped for the Nintendo Switch hybrid console.

In Maitetsu, the player is the protagonist, Migita Sotetsu. After hearing that an industrial factory is to possibly be built along a landmark river in his hometown of Ohitoyo, Migita Sotetsu returns home to change the minds of those in charge of the factory proposal. Although half of the town’s citizens support the building of such a mill, the other half fear the potential for pollution and contamination of their beloved river.

Recognizing Ohitoyo’s budgetary decline over the last few decades, Sotetsu believes that the town requires a system that allows it to be fiscally independent instead of reliant upon a factory to stimulate its economy, and sets out to identify an alternative method in achieving this goal.

It’s during this time that Sotetsu comes across an android-like being–a “Raillord” named Hachiroku– while looking through his late adoptive father’s belongings. Although inanimate, Hachiroku and Sotetsu forge a deep, unlikely connection, and from this bond, work together in hopes of restoring Ohitoyo to its former glory.

It is worth noting that Circle Entertainment have previously announced a PlayStation 4 version of the game and it is expected that the PlayStation 4 version of the game will release digitally alongside this Nintendo Switch edition on 15th January 2020.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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