Gino DiGioia
Aksys Games Announces Their Summer of Mystery
Aksys needs this, guys. They didn't get much in the divorce.
03.27.18 - 1:07 PM

Aksys Games, the publisher behind Blazblue, Guilty Gear, and Zero Escape, has announced their "Summer of Mystery". Taking place in the last two months of Spring and June, this "summer" will mark the release of three new visual novels from Aksys.

Aksys visual novels

Here is some info from Aksys's official website:

Flex your sleuthing skills with three new visual novels coming this summer from Aksys Games: Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly in April, 7'scarlet in May, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk in June. Featuring creepy towns, mysterious mansions and ancient feuds, each game will include character cards inside the package, and fans who purchase all three titles can get an exclusive set of collector pins.

In Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, a girl wakes up in a mysterious mansion with no memory of who she is or how she got there, while in 7'scarlet, Ichiko visits a strange village to look for clues about her missing brother. The heroine of Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk must find a treasure to bring peace to her town and unlock the mystery of her own past. A popular genre for young adults in Japan, otome (interactive fiction) games feature deep character development and engaging plots in which the player’s choices influence the storyline. Rich anime-style artwork and cinematics draw the reader further into the story.

Only 1,000 sets of the collector pins will be made, and are available on a first come, first served basis to US residents by July 31, 2018. Customer must purchase either physical or digital copies of the three designated Summer of Mystery titles to qualify for the bonus pin set. A small shipping and handling charge will be applied.

Aksys visual novels

The final release dates of these games have yet to be determined but as it says, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly will release in April, 7'scarlet will release in May, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk will release in June. All of them will release on PS Vita.