It has been announced that a Kickstarter campaign for a English edition of "Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~" will begin soon. The project aims to release the entire visual novel in 2 parts uncensored and unaltered for Steam in May 2017 with a free 18+ patch for backers in August 2017.
Dies irae was first released in 2007 as the urban fantasy battle opera "Dies irae -Also sprach Zarathustra-". After several re-releases, the story was completed with the release of the 2012 version "Dies irae ~Amantes amentes~" on the Playstation Portable and PC. The goal of this Kickstarter is to deliver to you an English-localized Steam release of "Dies irae ～Amantes amentes～; the fullest version of the game to date with various additional scenarios.
As the Soviet Union marches on Berlin in May of 1945, a secretive group of sorcerers and madmen gathers to perform a terrible ritual. They care nothing for the fate of the Reich. To them, the countless lives lost in the battle are the perfect sacrifice to fuel their spell. After the war, they vanish and are not heard from again, except in rumor. One day, it is whispered, they will return. And on that day, the world will end. Fear the demons in human form. Fear the Longinus Dreizehn Orden.
Flash forward to present-day Japan. Fujii Ren is released from the hospital after two months spent recovering from wounds suffered in a vicious brawl with his best friend Shiro. As Christmas approaches, he tries to rebuild his life, clinging to what brilliance remains. But even that is soon threatened. For the knights of the LDO have returned, and brought the apocalypse to his doorstep. Forced to wield the same unholy power as his foes, will Ren be able to protect what is dear to him from the inhuman might of the Longinus Dreizehn Orden?
"Dies irae ～Amantes amentes～" will be released on Steam in two parts. The first part will contain Kasumi and Marie's routes, while the second part will cover Kei and Rea's routes. As it generally takes at least 60+ hours to play through the entire story, we would have no choice but to sell the game at a higher price point, were we to offer it all in one part. So that a wider audience would be able to enjoy the world of Dies irae, we have decided to separate the story into two parts. Rest assured that backers will have access to both parts once they are completed. The game will also be polished to fit the current system environments.
Expected Release Date
We plan for Parts 1 and 2 to be released in May 2017.
Resolution will be expanded from the old 800x600 to 1280x768, as well as expanded support for different resolutions for more beautiful graphics.
As a result of expanded graphics, the game will support 16:9 aspect ratio in addition to the old 4:3.
To match the graphic effects with the expanded artwork, the old effects will also be reworked.
Use of current game engine allows for support on Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
The UI including menus and options will be updated to fit the current systems.
Scenes of explicit violence that were altered in the original Japanese version of ~Amantes amentes~ will be fully uncensored. Such CGs will appear as the creators originally intended them.
Furthermore, a free, separate patch restoring the full 18+ version content
will be available for backers at no additional cost. Details concerning the
patch are forthcoming.
For more information on the Kickstarter, Q&A, English-localization staff, etc., you can visit:
Visual Novel Page: https://vndb.org/v548