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Following its debut on PC, the visual novel Island will be appearing on Switch in April. A physical release is confirmed for Japan, and English will be supported.

Play-Asia recently opened pre-orders for Island. If you’d like to secure a copy, head on over here.

Island launches for Switch on April 8.

Island, a visual novel first released in 2016, was confirmed for Switch earlier this month. That news came in from Famitsu, which had news about the title for Japan.

We’re not quite sure yet what Prototype’s plans are for the west. That being said, English text is confirmed thanks to the official website. Even if Island stays in Japan, you should be able to purchase the game from the Japanese Switch eShop and finish up a playthrough without any issues.

Island will arrive for Switch in Japan on April 8. We’ll let you know if there’s any news for the west.

According to retailer listings, the Grisaia games are being bundled together in a new physical collection for Switch. Grisaia: Phantom Trigger 01 to 05 will release in Japan on April 28.

As the name implies, Grisaia: Phantom Trigger 01 to 05 contains the first five entries in the series. However, it will not come with Grisaia: Phantom Trigger 5.5.

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger 01 to 05 will contain English much like the original eShop versions. Stay tuned for pre-order imports.


Prototype is bringing Frontwing’s visual novel Island to Switch, according to this week’s issue of Famitsu. A release is planned for April 8 in Japan.

Famitsu mentions that Island will come with an epilogue chapter on Switch.

Here’s an overview of the title:

Arriving in January, Vol. 5.5 of the Grisaia visual novel series will be hitting the Japanese eShop, as was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu. Additionally, it looks like the first five volumes of the series will be available in a physical collection due to be out this summer, so fans can get the majority of the series in one fell swoop. Notably, the Grisaia series has been available with English support.

Check out the overview of the newest addition to the series here, as rounded up by Gematsu:

According to this week’s issue of Famitsu, Prototype will be releasing Grisaia Phantom Trigger Vol. 5 on Switch next month. The visual novel is launching on November 13.

Here’s an overview of Grisaia Phantom Trigger Vol. 5:

Yet another entry in the Grisaia has been confirmed for Switch. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 4 will appearing on the eShop this summer.

Here’s an overview of the game:

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 3, a visual novel made by Frontwing, has received a Switch release date. It will launch on July 22, publisher Prototype announced today. It previously had a vague summer release window.

Here’s the official opening movie:

Prototype just announced yesterday that Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 1 & 2 will be landing on Switch later this month. However, there’s more in the series planned beyond that, with the company now revealing that we’re also getting Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 3. It will launch via the eShop this summer.

Here’s an overview of Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 3, along with a trailer:

The teaser site for Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 1 & 2, the visual novel pack recently announced for Switch, is now live. The site doesn’t have much content besides a main page but there is some new information that is featured. 

The game will seemingly support the languages of Japanese, English, and simplified Chinese and will offer multiple play styles with support for touchscreen or single Joy-Con play. Additionally, an updated price of 2,000 yen has been assigned to the game for purchase.

Feel free to check out the site at this link.

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Vol. 1 & 2 is set to release on Switch in summer 2020.