In one of the highest profile and most promising English language visual novel releases to date, fantasy combat eroge Princess Waltz is set for a November 2008 release.
As we’ve seen, unfortunately not all localisers of visual novels take their products or customers seriously, so you will be glad to hear that Princess Waltz is being handled optimally: translation is done by native speakers, Japanese voicing is fully intact with English text, and the game is freed of the curse of Japanese censorship laws – it will be entirely uncensored.
The game itself, originally released in 2006, enjoyed some popularity and is notably more game-like than many in the genre – card based combat plays a role, and naturally enough building stats and combat ability requires much sex with the fairly extensive female cast.
The art, as you can see below, is of a very high standard, so whilst I would concede that the title looks to be relatively unadventurous (in both art and harem collection storyline), it should be able to make up for this with some very high production values.
You can find out more on the game’s official site.