Classic Romance Visual Novel ‘WHITE ALBUM’ Gets August Release Date

Publisher Shiravune has announced the release date for WHITE ALBUM: Memories like Falling Snow. The HD remake of the classic Leaf/Aquaplus game originally came out for the PS3 in Japan in 2010, with a PC port in 2012. The new edition that includes English subtitles for the first time will be available on Steam and Johren on August 4, 2023.

Originally made as one of Leaf’s erotic games back in 1998, WHITE ALBUM tells the story of a college student called Toya Fuji. Though he’s a very ordinary young man, he’s actually the boyfriend of singer Yuki Morikawa. As she gets more popular and more distant, the game focuses on the poignant story about the couple’s love within those circumstances and how they may stick together or drift apart.

Besides the conversations, the game features a map system so players can choose where to go and who to see. Interactions may affect the player stats as well, giving it a simulator aspect. Unlike the original game, the HD remake was made as an all-ages title from the start.

It’s worth mentioning its two-part sequel, White Album 2, is widely regarded as one of the best dramatic visual novels of all time, so we can’t help but hope it may be announced in the future as well.

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Ivanir Ignacchitti

Random Japanese games are my jam. Handhelds, RPGs, VNs and PC banzai.