Alice Soft has confirmed “Pastel Chime 3″, the third title of an eroge series which now spans over a decade – a game which embeds its sultry side amongst the tasks of RPG styled grinding in magics and swordplay.
The story of the original “Pastel Chime” is conventional to the core – highschool kids train in various skills with the ideal of eventually facing a dungeon located beneath the school. The protagonist is a cardboard hero character – having a desire to be “a great hero” who scales through all the challenges presented before him, and all members of the female gender happen to love him by default.
Released around five years after that first game, there came “Pastel Chime Continue” – this one taking place 10 years after the events of the first, being particularly notable in how while it sustains the same concepts of the original, the plot has grown to be more complex. The story becomes less of a straight line to the end – and more of a true adventure, with quite an assortment of dramatic developments taking place along the way.
And now we arrive at this latest upcoming game – there’s no official mention of what the plot will entitle just yet, although assuming Alice Soft has been studying areas where they succeed and fail, capitalizing on the former, this may prove quite a grand title. There’s notable improvement between the first two games – and thus, it of course seems likely the third will face similar fate.
For those who enjoy eroge, this may be something to look forward to.