Solo indie dev Brianna Lei has revealed the sequel to LGBT+ baseballing, romancing visual novel Butterfly Soup will hit itch.io on October twenty ninth. Butterfly Soup 2 continues the story from the primary recreation, and brings again all 4 essential characters. It’s set simply a few months following the unique, and Lei says it ought to occupy you for round three hours.
The sport will function a full sequel to the unique Butterfly Soup, which celebrated its fifth anniversary final week. Its announcement on Lei’s Twitter account marked the date. Lei stated on her itch.io devlog that she’s nonetheless engaged on the sport, and that “as soon as once more it’s going to most likely come proper all the way down to the wire”.
Butterfly Soup and its sequel give attention to the lives of 4 homosexual Asian-American youngsters – Diya, Noelle, Akarsha, and Min-seo – who love baseball and, they discover, one another. The primary recreation was launched on itch.io in 2017, and Lei has been working with translators since so as to add a bunch extra language choices. Lei additionally made the pomeranian-starring RPG Pom Will get Wifi in 2013 too, which you’ll be able to check out right here.
We named Butterfly Soup amongst our high ten visual novels to play on PC this 12 months. Again in 2018, Lei talked with RPS about her plans for a sequel. Though Lei had deliberate for the primary recreation to be twice as lengthy, it needed to be minimize in half as a result of scope of growing a bigger venture as a solo dev. Whereas one couple acquired collectively within the authentic, the opposite didn’t. Lei hopes to discover their relationship, and flesh out another characters, in Butterfly Soup 2.
Butterfly Soup 2 releases on October twenty ninth for PC, Mac and Linux. It’ll be accessible on itch.io, and is pay-what-you-want. You could find the unique on Lei’s itch.io web page right here.