Publisher MangaGamer has announced the western release of Seventh Lair. This visual novel was developed by Novectacle, the same people behind the brilliant The House in Fata Morgana. In fact, it’s a sort of spin-off title sharing characters with the game but with a much more humorous tone to it. It’ll be available on PC, but a specific release window has yet to be revealed.
Going with a metanarrative spin, Seventh Lair tells a story about the online interactions between an indie game developer and its fans. Michel is a 27-year-old developer who goes by the username Dark†Knight and shares his works in a small website called Royaume Heven. Unfortunately fan interaction has been filled with trolls and insults, but some people really want to see his next work.
Michel decides to strive for an April Fool’s release, but something weird happens. Suddenly he and the fans end up in the fantasy world of his game and the game is a buggy mess. Together they’ll have to fight and look for a way back, but fans will also show frustration and the raw emotions of their experiences in a much more personal experience than usual. This potential danger might lead them to show their true selves.
Though this situation may seem a little serious, the story is actually supposed to be really tongue-in-cheek, and a joke on online communities. Check out the promotional trailer for Seventh Lair below:
In case you haven’t seen it, also check our recent review on the Switch version of The House in Fata Morgana. We’ll keep you updated on upcoming releases by MangaGamer.
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