XERO Draws First Blood, Unleashes Long-Awaited Visual Novel on Steam to Millions
Tokyo, Japan – After a very successful Kickstarter in 2016 to translate “Libra of the Vampire Princess” into English, veteran Japanese game company XERO and publisher MiKandi Japan have finally taken the bishoujo visual novel from Steam’s Greenlight to its massive digital marketplace.
Players jump into the role of high school student Shuma Kusanagi as he searches for answers about his family’s mysterious past and the reason he’s been deliberately “awoken” into a vampire by the two-thousand-year old pigtailed nemesis, Iris Pumila. This strange new identity sees him trying to resist the urge to suck blood, deal with seductive advances from girls, all while clashing with a hard-headed vampire hunter’s blades, a trash-talking redhead’s scythe, a werewolf maid’s scolding, and a posh aristocrat who won’t take “no” for an answer. But that’s just for starters. The world is apparently on the verge of annihilation! Will Shuma get the answers he needs before it’s too late?
Libra is brimming with comedy, supernatural battles, lust, love and heartbreak. Vampire fans and gamers new to visual novels will enjoy XERO’s hilarious approach to bloodsucking, teen angst, mortality and eternal damnation.
- English subtitles, fully voiced in Japanese
- 50+ hours play time
- 4 different endings
- 2D animated battle sequences
- Steam achievements, trading cards, badges, emoticons and backgrounds
For gamers craving to experience Libra’s “too hot for Steam” side, MiKandi USA is providing an x-rated adult scenes patch. The patch includes fully uncensored scenes involving all of Libra’s characters, plus a bonus harem scene. The patch is available for purchase at both MiKandi and at Libra’s official store Lv XERO.
Players who purchase Libra during the first week of sales can enjoy a 10% discount off the retail price. MiKandi Japan is also running various campaigns to give away rare free items during the launch celebration.
More information: https://mikandijapan.com/libra