Dramatic create have announced otome visual novel Hana Awase New Moon releases on October 26 for Nintendo Switch worldwide. The upcoming title supports various language options including English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese with Japanese voiceovers.
Hana Awase New Moon’s story is told in four volumes: Mizuchi Volume, Himeutsugi Volume, Karakurenai / Utsutsu Volume, and Iroha Volume. These four volumes were released between 2012 and 2019 for PC in Japan, and the Nintendo Switch version includes new content. Players can expect a new original short story and a combined hanafuda battle system across all four volumes.
Here’s an overview of Hana Awase New Moon, via Gematsu:
About Hana Awase New Moon
Flowers bloom through a maiden’s prayer…
Kasen, a card game played with hanafuda cards.
Only those with certain abilities, “Kaei,” can harness the unique power of the flowers.
They are primarily male, and the five most powerful individuals at the academy are revered as the “Five Brights.”
This game unfolds on the stage of the Kasen National Academy, where uniquely talented individuals are produced. It is the story of the Five Brights, and the maidens devoted to them.
(Some character settings vary from story to story.)
- Mizuchi (voiced by Jun Fukuyama) – He’s no-nonsense and not one to be flexible. He has a passionate side and will devote himself completely to those he loves, but he’ll chase down a traitor with a merciless cruelty.
- Iroha (voiced by Takuma Terashima) – Everything about him exudes grace. Just one look and everyone falls for his charm. He’s stoic and has little interest in the everyday world. Emotions rarely show on his face.
- Karakurenai (voiced by Satoshi Hino) – He’s belligerent with a taste for blood and brawls. He’s full of himself and likes to press people’s buttons. Self-centered in all things, he’s especially possessive.
- Himeutsugi (voiced by Shinnosuke Tachibana) – He’s extremely sociable and can get along with anyone, male or female. He prioritizes others over himself and can be too empathetic at times.
- Utsutsu (voiced by Noriaki Sugiyama）*Only the Karakurenai / Utsutsu and Iroha editions will appear. He was selected as a Gokou when he became a second year, but went missing after that. Very few people know of him.
- Mikoto (not voiced) – *Only first name can be changed. She isn’t very skilled, but she’s the type to dive in head first and she knows the world of Hana Awase, and becomes fully immersed in it. Her hobbies are cooking, sewing, and card games.