Seven games from KID’s Adventure Love series Memories Off will get remasters, coming along with SINce Memories, a brand new entry by Kazuhiro Ichikawa.
Mages held on June 27 a livestream event for the 20th anniversary of the Memories Off series, making multiple announcements. First off, a brand new entry, SINce Memories, was announced, with no platforms or release estimate. Next up, Memories Off Historia, a compilation game with HD remasters of each Memo Off games, has been announced as well. With no platforms or release date either.
Seeing how the “visual novel” niche market goes in 2020, the platforms for both SINce Memories and the remasters will definitely include at least Nintendo Switch and PS4.
Memo Off is a series of love-themed Adventure console games, also called bishoujo games, Most Memo Off games feature a male high school student as a protagonist, and depending on the players’ choices they will end up starting a romance with one of multiple girls. Each game has many routes and endings, with an emphasis on melodramatic love stories.
The Memo Off series was initially made by studio KID, and is now owned by Mages. The original Memo Off , released in 1999 on PlayStation, was also the first game where Kotaro Uchikoshi worked as a writer. The writer known in Japan for the Infinity Series and in the west for the Zero Escape games and AI: The Somnium Files wrote 2 routes of the original Memo Off.
Memories Off 20th Anniversary Stream
Memo Off Historia will include:
- Memories Off
- Memories Off 2nd
- Omoide ni Kawaru Kimi ~Memories Off~
- Memories Off ~Sorekara~
- Memories Off #5 Togireta Film
- Memories Off 6 ~T-Wave~
- Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kioku
Memo Off has eight main games in total, with most games having fandisc sequels and complete editions with everything. It’s unclear for now if the fandiscs will be included in Memo Off Historia or not. (Fandiscs are usually sequels to dating sims focusing on the ongoing love relationship with a certain girl. They’re called this way to represent they’re made for the fans. They aren’t fanmade content but official.)
The producer of SINce Memories is Kazuhiro Ichikawa, the General Producer of the Memo Off series. He appeared on stream on the 1:28:0 mark with his daughter and kept jokingly saying SINce Memories has nothing to do with Memo Off. We’ll hear more about both SINce Memories and Memo Off Historia on a later date.
As you noticed by now, Memo Off celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, but major announcements regarding it have only been made now. The latest game in the series, the fandisc Memories Off – Innocent Fille – for Dearest (2019) also got an event June 8, 2019 to celebrate the 20th anniversary. This game is available on PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Switch.
An election where you could vote for your favorite girl in the series was also held in early 2020. The two girls who ranked highest are Shion Futami and Yue Imasaka, both from the original PS1 game. They’ll both get new short stories soon.
Line Stamps for the Memo Off series were also announced on the 20th anniversary stream.
Mages’ online shop (tied with Chara-ani) is also selling new goods for the 20th anniversary.
If you’re a Memo Off fan be sure to check the official twitter too as they shared various photos of the staff and seiyuu at the event.
— メモオフ公式＠6/27（土）19時～特番 (@gdiv1_5pb) June 28, 2020