Frontwing released a statement concerning the western release of their newest romance visual novel Loca-Love My Commuting Crush on Steam.
Some of you may have noticed that [the] Steam store page for “Loca-Love: My Commuting Crush” has been removed from Steam. The reason for this appears to be that several issues concerning the content of the game were raised during the approval process. We’re currently hard at work to resolve these issues in order to release the game at a later date; however, we’re afraid that this may take some time. Therefore, the Steam version, which was scheduled to be released simultaneously with the Japanese release at the end of August, will have to be delayed. We deeply apologize to everybody who has been looking forward to the game, and we will let you know as soon as we have any further news.
Sadly, this could mean that the western release of the game could potentially include alterations made to the characters to pass Valve’s approval process. The publisher has not mentioned a release on any other digital storefronts at this time, but they do have contacts with Sekai Project and MangaGamer.
Loca-Love is a kinetic visual novel with art by nanaca mai, who has previously worked on Corona Blossom and the Grisaia series. The story is written by Hozumi Kei, who focuses on developing stories of emotional romance. During Loca-Love My Commuting Crush, Aoi’s typical ten-minute commute is ruined by a domestic disaster which leaves him to have travel on a detour train that takes an hour each way. While this might seem annoying at first, he ends up meeting Nio, a cool and aloof girl who just so happens to be one of the best-looking girls in the class.
In case you missed it, you can check out our review of the first entry in the series, Loca-Love My Cute Roommate.
We’ve reached out for comment on this from the publisher, but they have yet to respond.
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