After launching their very first western foray earlier this year, Intragames is introducing a rather different experience to western gamers. Today, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly launches on Steam.
Available globally on 15 November, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly is distinctly different to the Korean publisher’s last outing. Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly is a visual novel that weaves a narrative tale full of mystery, suspense, and beautiful visuals. Waking in a dark mansion, players must guide a young girl through a series of perilous adventures, solve puzzles, and answer the questions that riddle this enigmatic residence. By defeating the mysterious black butterflies, the game’s protagonist learns more about the ominous forces that seem to have ripped her memories from her and steps towards either hope or utter despair. Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly features a range of potential outcomes that could lead players to freedom or utter despair.
Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly’s release includes the game’s original Japanese voice cast and features a range of translation options. The global release comes with English, Chinese, and Korean subtitle by default, so those of us that prefer to avoid dubs will be placated. This surreal visual adventure comes form the minds at Japanese developer Otomate. A branch of the Idea Factory, they are predominantly known for creating fantastic looking visual novels and focusing them squarely at a very particular audience. From romancing a demon in Hakuoki to chasing your fallen memories in Amnesia: Memories, there is no doubt that the plethora of young men trapped in the same scenario will play an important role in this narrative.