Crowdfunding campaign launched for PS4 and Switch versions of rock-and-roll visual novel MUSICUS!

Entergram to publish console versions.

MUSICUS!

Developer OVERDRIVE has launched a Campfire campaign to crowdfund PlayStation 4 and Switch versions of rock-and-roll visual novel MUSICUS! The studio is seeking 39,696,960 yen in funding.

MUSICUS! first launched for PC in December 2019 in Japan, followed by a western release via Steam in April 2021 in Japan.

The console versions will be published by Entergram and feature a renovated user interface, script revisions by original writer Renya Setoguchi to deeper depict characters and their mentality, additional CG cuts by Kohaku Sumeragi, six new songs, a renewed ending video for every route (handled by gram6design), and higher production concert scenes.

Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:

Story

Kei Tsushima, a student on the fast track to university, dropped out under sudden circumstances. While not as smooth as originally planned, he is now at part-time night school to continue his efforts to become a doctor like his father and fulfill his family’s expectations.

But recently he is less trusting of his mandated course: “Is this what’s best for me?”

The various people he meets from all walks of life in his new class environment help broaden his perspective and give him a glimpse of the things he is still unaware of in this world.

“…Can I really go back after this?”

“Do I actually want to be a doctor?”

“Was that the purpose for me, Kei Tsushima, being brought into this life?”

After submitting a short story to a city writing contest on a whim, he soon received a request from the head of a music production company, Yagihara, to write about a certain band on the company’s label, under the condition that he travel with them to one of their live performances.

The band in question was Kacho-Fugetsu, who were formerly signed to a major commercial label. Korekiyo Hanai, the leader of the band, is a peculiar man, who for some reason professes the meaninglessness of music to Kei on the way to the show. While at a loss for how to interpret that, Kei sees his first live rock show with Kacho-Fugetsu, and he is instantaneously swept up in the music.

Key Features

A story-rich visual novel from the creators of Go! Go! Nippon!, MUSICUS! is a crowdfunded success, which tells a story of the struggle to fit society’s mold while living for ourselves. A full-length visual novel, MUSICUS! goes against the grain and explores many different walks of life.

Watch a set of videos from the console versions below.

Updated User Interface

Higher Production Concert Scenes

Additional Elements

Use the coupon code "GEMATSU" for 5% off.

comment policy

Comment Policy

Comments are welcome and encouraged on Gematsu. However, we ask that you follow a simple set of guidelines:

  • Read the full article before commenting.
  • Stay on topic.
  • No drive-by comments, including trolling, baiting, or shit-posting.
  • Know when not to comment. If you do not care about a topic, you do not need to comment.
  • No offensive comments. This includes abusive, threatening, pornographic, misleading, or libelous content / language, as well as general harassment and individual attacks.
  • No port-begging.
  • No console wars.
  • Use spoiler tags when posting spoiler or NSFW (non-nude-only) content. For example: <spoiler>Woe is Leomon.</spoiler> State the subject of the content outside of the spoiler tags.
  • Be respectful towards other commenters. You do not have to agree with each other, but debate politely. If you find that a commenter is not following this simple etiquette, do not carry on the conversation—simply report it.

Gematsu reserves the right to edit or delete any comments without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.