Success announced that it will release Akai Ito & Aoi Shiro HD Remaster on the Nintendo Switch on May 25. This is an HD refined version combining both Akai Ito and Akai Shiro, titles that were originally sold separately on the PlayStation 2.
In addition to this, a PC via Steam release is planned but no release date has been disclosed. Both versions will support Japanese, English, Traditional, and Simplified Chinese text languages. The horror adventure game will feature a total of six routes, combining the three routes each of the Akai Ito and Akai Shiro games.
▍About Akai Ito
In Akai Ito, orphaned high school student Kei Hatō heads to her late father’s house in Hemizuka in order to arrange the inheritance because of the loss of her mother. On the train on the way there, Kei has a mysterious dream of a huge tree and a woman who seems to be lost in sadness. In Hemizuka, Kei learns the secret concealed in her own blood through various meetings with an Oni Slayer, a friend of her late mother, a young girl accompanied by a white fox, and even the mysterious girl from her dreams.
Throughout the story, Kei is antagonized by the twin oni Nozomi, and Mikage. Akai Ito’s story varies greatly based on the player’s decisions, which not only affect the flow of the story but also the ending the player receives (several of which suggest romantic feelings among the female characters).
▍ About Akai Shiro
In Akai Shiro, the Seijou Girls Academy’s Kendo Club is traveling to Shoushinji for summer training camp. Near there is an island, Urashima, where a demon extermination took place long ago. They arrive around the time of a festival that honors a god that is worshipped by the people of Urashima, it celebrates the Onitaiji and ensures another year of health for the people. Around the time of the festival, the weather around Urashima worsens and storms will come.
A few days into their training Osanai Syouko finds a girl washed up on the shores near the location of the training camp who can not speak and doesn’t seem to know much about herself. Aoi Shiro’s story varies greatly based on the player’s decisions, which not only affect the flow of the story but also the ending the player receives, several of which suggest romantic feelings among the female characters.
▍Akai Ito and Akai Shiro Characters
■ Kei Hatou – CV: Miyu Matsuki
■ Yumei – CV: Yūko Minaguchi
■ Tsuzura Wakasugi – CV: Rie Kugimiya
■ Shouko Osanai – CV: Noriko Hidaka
■ Nami – CV: Rina Satō
■ Yasumi Oizawa – CV: Rikako Yamaguchi
▍Akai Ito & Akai Shiro HD Remaster Special Edition
A special edition of the game has been announced. No details about the price were given, but the contents include over 10 reprinted copies of the original soundtrack and drama CDs from both games, as well as a physical copy of the game.
- Akai Ito & Aoi Shiro HD Remaster [Switch Physical Copy]
- Akai Ito Soundtrack CD
- Akai Ito Drama CD [Kyoto Gouma]
- Akai Ito Fan CD [Itsuka no Hikari]
- Aoi Shiro Soundtrack CD (2-CD Set)
- Aoi Shiro Drama CD Set (5 CDs)
Furthermore, special T-shirts and acrylic keyholders will also be sold via the developer’s online shop.