Today, during its panel at Anime Expo, well-known visual novel publisher Sekai Project made a couple of announcements about the Neko-Nin exHeart series.
First of all, the publisher is localizing the next chapter of the series, Neko-Nin exHeart Spin! At the moment no release date was announced, but we know it’s coming to PC via Steam and more information will come at a later time. The game, developed by Whirlpool, will release in Japan on September 29, 2023.
Below you can find an official description from the press release and a gallery of images with the key art and character art.
Our hero, Makibishi Kikumaru lives a rather normal life working in the company run by his family. However his grandfather’s sudden death causes a major shift in his daily life.
Suddenly a machine gun firing catgirl appears at his grandfather’s funeral while his little sister is suddenly able to transform in to a tanuki-eared ninja. Things get even stranger when a mysterious and beautiful catgirl named Touka appears before Makibishi.
“My name is Touka. I am here to protect you, Lord Makibishi, no…Lord Saiga Kikumaru.”
These are the words that Touka speaks to a bewildered Kikumaru.
That is not all, as the series will soon expand to a new platform with the launch of the original Neko-Nin exHeart on Nintendo Switch. The release window is Q4, 2023 on the Nintendo eShop.
Here’s what you can expect if you’re not familiar with the series:
Japan. From time immemorial, there are those who possess superhuman abilities. These beings who looked like a cross between man and beast are called Demi-Humans. They acted as Ninja and served those in power.
And so time passes to present day——
“We have come from the Fuuma Village to fulfill an ancient contract. To serve you! Nine”
Yura and Tama. These ninja cats made their dynamic entrance.
These cats approached our hero with their loving aura in full bloom.
Their adorability and will causes our hero to be taken by them.
But how will he support them? How on earth do you use ninja in this day and age?
As he ponders this question, the sense of being a master begins to sprout in our hero when he interacts with these lovely cats.
But who is spying on them from the shadows…?
A heartfelt tale of cat ninjas who won’t shut up about loyalty. With a bit of action thrown in the mix.
It’s worth mentioning that the first three games of the Neko-Nin exHeart series and their additional stories are currently available for PC via Steam, and they’re discounted by 60% due to Valve’s summer sale.
During the same panel, Sekai Project reported that in the ten years of its publishing history, the company has raised over $61 million a revenue of which $1.1 million with the Humble Sekai Project Bundle in 2017. The publisher also sold 13 million copies of its games with the Nekopara series, Clannadand MASSBuilder being the top sellers.