From the same Idea Factory visual novel series that brought us steamy samurai epic Hakuoki comes Amnesia: Memories, a game that sure does have that title.
“In this visual novel, your life depends on hiding your recent loss of memory while you navigate complex relationships with five men. Will you be able to piece together that which was forgotten and rewrite the lasting love story you deserve, or will your love story come to an end?”
It’s coming to PS Vita in August, with Steam shortly afterward, and a patch for PSTV compatibility also following.
At a recent press event, Idea Factory also announced that the Vita Neptunia action game is coming out May 19.
“I find it kind of scary how Frozen glosses over the fact that Anna’s memories are altered and it’s not clear if she’ll get them back or even can get them back. I suffer from dissociative amnesia due to some traumatic childhood events and my memory issues have always been one of the primary things that has caused me a lot of identity issues. I really wish Frozen had explored that a little more, or at the very least showed how disorienting fake memories can be. It’s not a fun ride.”
The August-due PS Vita and PC visual novel follows the story of a heroine whose memories were snatched away from her, and must navigate through complex relationships with five men to piece together that which was forgotten.
Get the trailer and fact sheet below. View the screenshots at the gallery.
In this visual novel, your life depends on hiding your recent loss of memory while you navigate complex relationships with five men. Will you be able to piece together that which was forgotten and rewrite the lasting love story you deserve, or will your love story come to an end?
On the 1st of August, you awake as the Heroine, with previous memories of who you are somehow snatched away from you. In your confusion, a mysterious spirit named Orion appears to help you regain your memories. You’ll explore your own world as a complete stranger, trying to understand what was once familiar all while hiding your condition from the five men close to you. Because, as Orion warns, you may jeopardize any chance of recovering your memories if anyone finds out. It’s now up to you recover the past to rewrite your future love story!
Love Your Own Way! Select one of five guys as your love interest, each with multiple branching story paths. Picking your romantic interest creates different background scenarios for each character, essentially creating many distinct worlds with more than 20 endings!
Affection, Trust, and…Suspicion?! Three parameters affect your relationship with your future love. Make the right conversation choices, and you’ll keep Affection and Trust maxed out, but if Suspicion gets too high you’ll be at risk of a Bad Ending!
College Games. Use touch controls to play mini-games like Rock, Paper, Scissors and Air Hockey against other characters. Beating them will unlock special images!
A Picture, 1000 Words! Meet certain requirements and you’ll be able to unlock voiced images in the Gallery. Touching certain areas of the image will play dialogue of feelings that couldn’t be previously expressed.
Idea Factory International is bringing Amnesia: Memories for PS Vita to North America and Europe via download in August 2015, the publisher announced at its inaugural press event this evening.
The otome (girl game) visual novel originally launched in Japan under the name Amnesia: V on December 19, 2013.
Here’s an outline of the Japanese version, via Play-Asia:
Another Otome Game Cultivated for the PSV
Inspired by the critically acclaimed Japanese visual series of the same name, “Amnesia” is an adventure video game made for the PlayStation Vita: Amnesia: V. Like other otome games, players will be controlling the main female character and find her love interest from various male characters from the game. Amnesia: V is developed and published by Idea Factory.
The Female Protagonist and Her Lost Memory
In a world where you don’t remember anything, who will you trust? The game starts when the female main character wakes up without any memory of her past or who she is. With the help of Orion, a mysterious gentleman who appears to be in her side when she wakes up, they venture the world to find her lost memory. During their journey, the female protagonist receives a call from another man whom she might know but can’t remember. Follow them in this thrilling adventure video game and find her lost memory while creating exciting new ones.
So when I got into the Markiplier community I asked for a list of all the Amnesia games, and I got a good list from another fan on Tumblr (Thank you by the way). So I thought I’d compose a masterlist of all of Mark’s Amnesia playthroughts complete with links to the playlists including the one shot amnesia videos.