At long last, Fate creator Kinoko Nasu has decided to return to the world of Tsukihime. Toward the end of the Fate Project New Year’s Eve TV Special 2020, fans of the visual novel were left stunned, as it was announced that a Tsukihime remake is in the works. They even included a stunning announcement trailer.
Just as the trailer describes, the story of Tsukihime follows a high school student named Shiki Tohno. After suffering a life-threatening injury when he was young, Shiki has the unique ability to see death lines for both living and inanimate things. Using these abilities, Shiki takes on all manners of supernatural beings, such as vampires, as the trailer shows. However, the plot of the game isn’t so cut and dry like this. In fact, the original visual novel had tons of choices that effected the overall story. Depending on choices made and interactions with the game’s unique characters, the story would divert down different routes.
What makes this news so incredible is that it’s been 20 years since Tsukihime first appeared on PC. Since then, there was an anime TV series, which lasted for 12 episodes, (2003) and even a manga that ran for 7 years (2003-2010). However, there were no plans to make another visual novel, until today. Of which, the remake already looks sensational.
Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon is being made by the original developer Type-Moon. It will also see the visual novel’s creator Nasu return as director, with original character designer Takashi Takeuchi. However, what is different is the voice cast.
The end of the trailer revealed the entire Japanese cast for A Piece of Blue Glass Moon. Ryosuke Kanemoto will voice Shiki Tohno and Ikumi Hasegawa will voice Arcueid Brunestud. As for the other characters, Kaede Hondo is voicing Ciel, Shino Shimoji will be the voice behind Akiha Tohno, Yuki Kuwahara will play Kohaku, and Kana Ichinose will lend her voice to Hisui.
Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon will release in Summer 2021 on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.