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htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Coming to PS Vita in North America & Europe From NIS

July 4, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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During Anime Expo 2014, NIS America announced three games that they’ll be bringing to North America and Europe either this year or in 2015. The first of these titles is the impossibly named htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary for PlayStation Vita, which will be released this fall, exclusively through the PlayStation Store.

Described as a puzzle action game, The Firefly Diary uses both the front and rear touch to navigate a young girl through dangerous ruins, with the help of two fairies:

In the depths of a labyrinthine ruin, a young girl named Mion rises from a deep sleep. Lost, alone, and with no memory of how she got here or where her parents are, she is greeted by two fireflies—one composed entirely of light, and another who lurks among the shadows. By shifting between a world of light and a world of shadows, these two fireflies must work together to recover Mion’s memories and lead her out of the ruins, where voracious shadow beasts, ancient machines, and treacherous traps lie in wait to bar her path. But what secrets do Mion’s lost memories contain? What is the connection between her, the ruins, and the fireflies lighting her escape? The answers may reveal a deeper darkness—one that must be faced from within…

If you want to see the game in action, head to the 4:00 mark of this Niconico livestream from May:

According to the press release, game audio will only be in Japanese.

[Source: NIS via Gematsu]