PC-98 Style Visual Novel “Vengeful Heart” Coming Soon to Consoles

Game publisher Top Hat Studios has announced that Vengeful Heart is planned for release by the end of March for Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbone, SeXbox and the Epic Games Store (it’s already on Steam).

Described as a “retro futuristic visual novel” Vengeful Heart is set in a cyberpunk, sci-fi world coupled with throwback aesthetics reminiscent of 80s anime and retro PC-98 titles.

Here’s the official breakdown of Vengeful Heart from Top Hat Studios:

In Vengeful Heart you take the role of Josephine Lace, a young hydraulic engineer living in a world where water has become as scarce as liquid gold, and the poor masses are forced to cope with a permanent shortage. Josephine is eager to climb the corporate ladder to improve her living conditions, but a bad twist of fate slams her against the cold, muddy basement of the homeless life. Soon, she becomes hellbent on taking down the system that ruined her and starts looking for more broken hearts to achieve her promised revenge. Will this crazy plan help Josephine get the redemption she longs for?


• Experience a unique story rich in social commentary with both grim and humoristic undertones, widely inspired by anime series/movies from the late 80s such as Bubblegum Crisis and Akira — any resemblance to real life is purely coincidental.

• Face the consequences of your decisions in a story that branches with widely different outcomes.

• Destroy the oligarchy in style: our personal colorful aesthetic will remind you of PC-98. Experience a post-industrial future when the thing we take most for granted – water – becomes liquid gold..

• Listen to a wonderfully immersive synthwave soundtrack that will make you nostalgic for a time that never was.

Vengeful Heart will be $10 / €9,99 when it releases later this month. If you can’t wait, you can pick up Vengeful Heart right now via Steam.

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