Nyu Media’s a company that’s come out of nowhere, but are more than appreciated. Focused on bringing titles that were largely eschewed or marginalized in America (but thrive in Japan), these “doujin” titles (produced by fans, much like the recent title Katawa Shoujo) coming out legitimately can only help the industry and directly appeal to fans. They’re working with Capcom, and with eXceed Collection supplying a fair amount of bullet hell to fans this month, a little levity is always nice. Nyu Media has announced Cherry Tree High Comedy Club will release on February 29th.
The title, available on Steam, Gamers Gate, GameTap, GameFly, Impulse, and the Capcom Store, will run $7.99.
Comedy fanatic and high school student Miley Verisse has decided to set up a comedy club in her school, but her nemesis and the head of the student council, Octavia Richmond, isn’t about to make things easy… The school rules require a minimum of 5 students to set up a new club and Miley is 3 people short! Spring break has just started and Miley has until the end of April to recruit the 3 new members she needs to start the club or Octavia will have the last laugh!
Guide Miley through idyllic Cherry Tree Town as she makes new friends and endeavors to persuade them to join her high school comedy club in this anime-style comic adventure game.
Explore the town and level up Miley’s repertoire of conversational topics by performing different activities such as reading books, watching TV, and visiting the art gallery, then apply those skills to persuade potential recruits to join your new club. Some skills require money to level up, so you will need to find part time jobs such as cleaning the local temple, picking up discarded bottles and making jewelry accessories.
Developed by doujin circle 773 (“Nanami)”, Cherry Tree High Comedy Club features a host of quirky characters, catchy music, and is a must-play for fans of anime and manga!
It’s definitely a diversion from the standard PC fare, and a welcome one at that. While some might say it’s a little too Japanese-styled for their tastes, they’re not the target demographic.
Are you going to join the Cherry Tree High Comedy Club?