Indie Highlights: The 13th Month, New Dark Fantasy Visual Novel by Shin Megami Tensei Veterans

The 13th Month

Kodansha will release the visual novel “Jyusangatsu no Futari Hime” or “The 13th Month ( PC / iOS / Android ) on August 6th, as was announced today on the indie game information program “INDIE Live Expo 2022”.

This is a dark fantasy novel game with a scenario by Kazuya Suzuki, known for “Shin Megami Tensei,” and music by Kikasan Masuko. Based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” the game is a visual novel with a new interpretation that depicts “what happens while the princess is asleep”.

The game is one of the titles supported by Kodansha’s independent game support project “Kodansha Creators Lab,” and this is the first title to be released.

The Two Princesses of the 13th Month

Developer: Kobayashi Maru
Scenario: Kazuya Suzuki
Sound: Masuko Tsukaisan
Character design, art: Aogacho

Release date:
Saturday, August 6, 2022

Visual novel work by Kazuya Suzuki and Masukotsu Kasan of “Megami Tensei” and “Shin Megami Tensei”.

Steam Link: The 13th Month

Game Description (From Steam):

The fate of the world is bound to a princess lost in an endless sleep… The famous fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty” is completely reimagined and redesigned as Visual Novel… With a demonic imagination and originality, the creators will lead you through a fantastic and illusionary world…

The princess was just too beautiful. She was given all the good qualities of this world, such things as beauty, grace, kindness, tolerance, and honesty. It would soon be the princess’ 16th birthday. On the day of her birthday, a young girl visited the castle. She was a witch.

The witch spoke words of incantation, and the princess fell into an eternal sleep. The days would pass with none but the two girls together in the confines of the princess’ room.

On the 100th year of the princess’ sleep, a brave prince visited her sleeping form. The princes had been told by a wise man that the princess would awaken with a kiss. However, the princess would not awaken, and the prince defeatedly returned home.

Every 100 years a new prince would visit the princess. Heroes from history, legendary figures, people from alternate worlds… Everyone tried to awaken the princess.

Languages: English/Japanese


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