What You Need to Know:
- VRIDGE INC. released their first self-published title, the love novel game Our Battle Has Just Begun! episode 1 for Nintendo Switch™ and STEAM on July 15th. The Steam version will be available for 10% off its regular price for the first week from the release date.
- Our Battle Has Just Begun! episode 1 is a unique love novel game with a comedic touch, beginning when the main character has vanquished the last boss of an alternate world (isekai).
- VRIDGE is an independent game development studio that has worked on games for famous anime franchises such as Mr. Osomatsu, Re:Zero, RO-KYU-BU!, and Lucky Star. This is the studio’s first self-released, original title. Just when you think it’s another entry in the popular isekai genre, it turns out to be a unique love novel game with a comedic touch.
- The game’s protagonist who is brought to another world to become a hero, is on his way home after defeating the king of demons. Along the way he is greeted by villagers and lords alike, all praising his valiance. That alone would have been plenty satisfying for our hero, yet his path also happens to be filled with cute heroines bursting with personality. If they become lovers will the hero even be able to make his triumphant return home?!
- Even if the hero somehow resists the advances of this episode’s charming heroines, the story is set to continue with new heroines as the hero reaches new lands in episode 2 and beyond.
- The game progresses using a formula familiar to fans of visual novels. The story diverges depending on the choices a player makes along the way, leading to one of multiple endings.
- After vanquishing the king of demons, the hero makes a triumphant return to his homeland, but he keeps getting caught up in incidents and love affairs at each of the lands he visits. Depending on his actions, the story could even end with him remaining in one of those lands, settling down with one of the heroines.
- The Sherla Orb possesses the mysterious power to grant the hero’s deepest wishes. When the need arises, he can use it to escape from the most difficult situations.
- However, it has a flaw. If overused, the orb will break and with it, the world will crumble. The player would be wise to make use of it considerately, avoiding any Game Overs.
"Our Battle Has Just Begun!" Episode 1 PV
The Sherla Orb and Game Overs
Title: Our Battle Has Just Begun! episode 1
Genre: Love novel game that takes place after the end of an isekai story
# of Players: 1
Platforms: Nintendo Switch (download only), Steam
Release Date: July 15, 2021
Price: $9.99 USD
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese (Traditional) *Audio is Japanese only
Store Sites: Nintendo Switch: Nintendo e-Shop (Japan), Nintendo Switch: Nintendo e-Shop（US), Steam: Steam Store page
Official Website https://www.vridge.co.jp/otakara
Developer/Publisher VRIDGE INC.
Source: Official Press Release