Romance Visual Novel ‘Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation’ to Include Three Cheeky In-Game Art Books

Idea Factory International announced new details about the release of their romance visual novel Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation, which was recently delayed from its scheduled June 18 release date to its new date on July 23 in North America and July 26 in Europe for PlayStation 4 and July 23 worldwide for PC-via Steam.

One feature, in particular, will be that the game will include a digital art books for the game’s three titles, which can be accessed from the game’s main menu. Each of the art books contains digital illustrations for fans and newcomers to use to, uhm, familiarize themselves with the series. In total, the art books will have over 100 pages of content, which includes character bios and illustrations along with rough sketches and mini-stories.

With that said, four pages of the art book have been removed from the PlayStation 4 version of the game and one page will have two CG images modified. The PC version of the game will include all the original art.

Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation adds a brand new character, Rio, to the game. Evidentally, she just shows up and calls Shido “Papa” and is searching for the “most important thing.” Now, I know those who have never heard of this series are left in the dark about all this, but thankfully the Rio Reincarnation version of the game includes both Rinne Utopia and Arusu Install, which were released on PlayStation 3, to catch you up.

Each visual novel is around 40 hours long and allows the player to spend time with the 11 different characters and choose from over 150 dating events. Throughout the story, players will make choices that affect each girl’s feelings for the player and how they interact with him. Illustrations in the game have also been given some life as the characters react to your conversations and move their mouths.

The PS4 version of the game will have 2 modified CG images, while the PC release will have all original CGs.

You can check out some samples below:

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