(Last updated on: October 1, 2023)
On Saturday, MAGES’ official website and Twitter account announced exciting news for fans of the Memories Off visual novel series. They announced the development of a new title, “Memories Off Sōsō Not Always True,” in conjunction with the franchise’s upcoming 25th anniversary next year.
The staff message emphasized that Saturday marks the 24th anniversary of the original release of Memories Off.
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Mutsumi Sasaki, known for his work on “Chaos;HEAd” and “Happy Lesson,” will return to the character designs, just as they did with the franchise’s first two games.
Naotaka Hayashi, who is in charge of the fourth and fifth Memories Off titles, as well as the novels and original anime video scripts such as “Steins;Gate,” will create the script. Takeshi Abo, known for his contributions to the previous installments and “Steins;Gate,” will once again provide the soundtrack.
Memories Off’s first romance visual novel was created by KID and launched on PlayStation in 1999. In 2006, KID faced bankruptcy, leading to CyberFront taking over development of the series. Then 5pb. acquired the rights to the series from CyberFront in 2007 and in 2011, 5pb. merged with a number of other companies under the parent company MAGES.
The most recent main installment in the series is “Memories Off-Innocent Fille-,” released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC via Steam in Japan in March 2018.
Additionally, the game series has inspired five original video anime (OVA) projects, with the latest OVA, “Memories Off #5 Togireta Film,” coming out in 2006. As a spin-off, the game “ SINce Memories: Off the starry sky” launched for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on September 16, 2021, followed by a Windows release on December 16, 2021.
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Notably, the announcement of the new title on Saturday emphasized that the 2018 release “Memories Off-Innocent Fille-” was initially marketed as the “final” entry into the franchise.
Source | SINce Memories & Memories Off the official X (Twitter) account of the game, Game&Spark via Hachima Kikō
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