pQube Games To Release “Punch Line” Video Game this Summer

From developer 5pb. (Steins;Gate), return to the world of 2015’s surreal comedy anime Punch Line with a brand new visual novel adventure game, coming to PlayStation 4PlayStation Vita and Steam in Europe and North America this summer, courtesy of pQube Games.

This final confirmation has been a long time coming, with retailer listings appearing over a year ago and promotional slips being included in PlayStation 4 copies of pQube Games’ recent release, Gal*Gun 2. Featuring an original scenario by anime writer Kotaro Uchikoshi (Zero Time Dilemma), pQube Games describe the game as follows:

Yūta Iridatsu is a pretty normal high school kid, with one exception: he faints if he sees girls’ panties. You never quite notice how frequent panty flashes can be until they ruin your day – he has to not look, or it’s lights out!

When he one day finds himself in the midst of a bus hijacking incident, he meets the famed vigilante crime fighter Strange Juice, and something unexpected happens to Yūta – his soul separates from his body. Stuck in a ghostly incorporeal form, he finds that his penchant for panties has disastrous consequences.

While a ghost form lends itself to panty sightings galore, allowing Yūta to wander unseen, looking up skirts and causing shenanigans, there’s a terrible catch: if he sees too many panties, Yūta gets too excited, faints, and somehow causes an asteroid to hit the Earth and destroy all life on the planet.

Able to travel back in time to before the destruction of the Earth, Yūta’s task is clear – solve this mystery! What happened to turn Yūta into a ghost? How can he time travel? Why does fainting at the sight of panties cause destruction of the world!?
Answers must be found! …right after checking out the panties on that girl over there.

Be a friendly ghost – Haunt a house full of girls while you solve puzzles, play tricks and cause trouble
An immersive adventure – Visual Novel elements mixed with 3D environments
Beware your weakness – See too many panties and you will destroy humanity
From the creators of Zero Escape – Written by Kotaro Uchikoshi, of the Zero Escape Trilogy
Live the anime – Based on the critically acclaimed anime, now on Crunchyroll

Physical copies of the PlayStation 4 and Vita versions are available to pre-order now.

The original anime series, produced by MAPPA, was broadcast in 2015 and is available to stream on Crunchyroll. The series was released on DVD and Blu-ray by Animatsu Entertainment and you can read our review here.

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Josh A. Stevens

Reviewing anime by moonlight, working in film by daylight, never running out of things to write, he is the one named Josh A. Stevens.

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