It’s already a bit two thousand and late, but here’s the English demo of Type-Moon’s latest visual novel project Mahou Tsukai no Yoru: Witch on the Holy Night. Apparently, we get to discover how Shingetsutan Tsukihime‘s Aoko Aozaki lived her high school years, and how she became a powerful Magi as well as rival of her older sister, Kara No Kyoukai‘s Touko Aozaki. The download link is below!
Playing the demo got me hooked on this one, and will definitely buy it should the full English version comes out! This game was actually released last April 12, 2012 but of course, only in Japanese. I’ve only played a few visual novels in my time, and finished even fewer, but it’s safe to say that they really have improved how the game goes about overall.
There’s actually some animation going on the background as the texts appear, like panning, the clock’s hand ticking, lights getting turned on in the room, etc. And let’s not forget a vital part of VNs: the music. I’d rate it 10/10 as the songs really compliment the mood the words want to bring. Anyway, you really should try this out for yourself!
Here’s the plot from Wiki: “Near the end of the Shōwa era in the late 1980s, an old mansion is rumored to be the home of a witch. After moving into the mansion, Aoko Aozaki begins to learn sorcery from a young mage, Alice Kuonji, the rumored witch of the mansion. Unexpectedly, a young boy named Soichiro Shizuki is drawn to the mansion and comes to reside with them as well.”
Download Mahou Tsukai No Yoru: Witch on the Holy Night English Demo