Earlier this year Aksys confirmed a Western Switch release for Piofiore: Episodio 1926, a sequel to 2020's Piofiore: Fated Memories. The former is a visual novel adventure that falls into the 'Otome' category, and the next release is likely to be similar. Another notable feature of the first is how grisly and mature it is - the new title is likely to also be an 18+ experience, so be forewarned on that.
In any case, Piofiore: Episodio 1926 now has a release date - it'll arrive on 22nd September, with physical editions and the usual eShop release. There'll be a standard edition of course, but Aksys is also promoting a Limited Edition that can be pre-ordered on its official store. It's also worth noting that first-run copies - both standard and limited edition - will include "six full-color collectible cards featuring the main characters in the game".
The Limited Edition is listed for $79.99USD, with more details below.
Limited Edition includes:
- 5x7 full color art book
- 1" round enamel Lily pin w/military clutch back
- Set of seven (7) 2" vinyl stickers with Chibi artwork
- 16x22 full color exclusive cloth poster
- Aksys Online Store Exclusive - 3" acrylic key chain of the Piofiore men! Only while supplies last!
This sequel will continue its story in a fictional Italian mafia-style setting in the 1920s, so it could be rather interesting.
The year is 1926. The port city of Burlone, known as the “backdoor of Europe,” is home to three powerful mafia families vying for control. Liliana Adornato is a church orphan with a hidden past that is inexorably tied to fate of the city and the unique marking on her chest. But when a new threat looms over both Burlone and Liliana, the leaders of the Falzone, Visconti, and Lao-Shu families must come together in a temporary truce to retrieve a stolen relic and restore the balance of power.
Experience the continuation of each character’s story from Piofiore: Fated Memories in five all-new episodes, a thrilling tale of mystery and murder, and an alternative what-if scenario that sheds new light on a familiar face.
- Experience the tumultuous period of history that was 1920s Italy in this fictional tale woven between real-world events.
- Three types of stories to enjoy, each with their own revelations and romances. Play through multiple times to reveal additional perspectives and alternate endings!
- A year in the life of the mafia: An advent calendar-like system allows you to play through events across the year 1926.
Let us know if you're tempted to try this out in September!
"Thankfully you don't have 1925 prequels to play"
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