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    GINKA Coming to Switch in September 2024

    Currently available now on PC via Steam.

    Bushiroad Games and Frontwing announced visual novel GINKA is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 19, 2024 with various physical editions. 

    In July 2023, Frontwing revealed the GINKA opening theme song “Star Trail” by Ikumi Hasegawa. The opening movie highlights the game’s theme song while showcasing stunning illustrations and CGs for the new visual novel. The game launched first on PC via Steam on October 26, and confirmation of a Nintendo Switch release soon followed.

    Bushiroad Games Publishing GINKA for Nintendo Switch 

    In Japan, the physical standard edition of GINKA for Nintendo Switch will release on September 19 at 3,520 yen. A limited edition will be sold for 13,200 yen, and a bundle featuring a body pillow cover will be sold for 27,500 yen.

    Limited edition contents include a B2-size tapestry, visual book, an acrylic key holder, and an original soundtrack CD. The body pillow cover bundle includes a “lying down with Ginka” voice CD alongside the Ginka body pillow cover. These physical editions will also be available for the PC version.

    Asta Konno is handling the concept and script of GINKA’s scenario. Konno’s previous works include If My Heart Had WingsA Sky Full of Stars, and Himawari no Kyoukai to Nagai Natsuyasumi. Key animation and character designs are handled by Yusano (ATRI: My Dear MomentsThe Wizard Who Believes in a Bright Future). Once more, Frontwing is handling production of the game. 

    Here’s an overview of the story, via Steam:

    Story

    Five years ago, Aoba Ryusei’s childhood friend, Shinomiya Ginka, disappeared without a trace on the night of the summer festival. The superstitious islanders believed this to be an act of God, saying that she was “spirited away.”

    Now in high school, Ryusei decides to visit the island over summer break. He needs to know: Did Ginka ever come back? Could she be living a normal high school life?

    Sadly, his faint hopes are crushed when he learns that Ginka was never seen again after that night. He dejectedly prepares to depart, but then he meets a young girl who looks exactly like his missing childhood friend? Ginka.

    “Welcome back, Ryusei.”

    The girl doesn’t know her own name. All she knows is that she loves Ryusei.

    Where has she been? Why hasn’t she aged? Finally reunited with his long lost friend, Ryusei vows to have the best summer vacation ever on the tranquil little island of his childhood.

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    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected] | Muck Rack: https://muckrack.com/raul-landaverde-1

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