Originally a 2022 title in Japan, Tales from Toyotoki: Arrival of the Witch now has a Western release date on PS5. The highly rated (and lovingly drawn) visual novel launches on the 22nd August, and will include previously released DLC, as well as developer commentary.

You play as a young man named Hikaru, who's seriously down on his luck and all-but-lost on a strange island. Naturally, he stumbles across a cast of colourful characters, including the titular witch. "The two set out to survive, and hopefully thrive, on Toyotoki, the uncompromising island secluded from the modern world that is steeped in ancient traditions and shrouded in mystery," reads the official description.

It's actually shaping up to be a strong summer for visual novels. Another very highly rated example of the genre, Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon, is launching next month, on the 27th June. Much like Toyotoki, Tsukihime's been out in Japan for years — so it's nice to see these games be given a chance at establishing a wider audience.

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