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Visual novel Hookah Haze in the works for Switch

Posted on December 2, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Hookah Haze

Publisher Aniplex and developer Acquire are bringing Hookah Haze to Switch, it’s been announced. It’s currently on track to launch in 2024.

Hookah Haze is a visual novel in which Toru Sumiki lands a job managing Hookah Haze, a new hookah lounge on the outskirts of Akihabara, and meets three eccentric girls who gradually open up to him. Additional information can be found in the following overview:

It’s the year 2xxx. On the outskirts of Akihabara, a new hookah lounge opens its doors to customers. Welcome to Hookah Haze!

Before long, the rookie manager Toru Sumiki notices that socializing with the lounge’s peculiar clientele has begun to change him.

Tobacco flavor recommendations on social media affect who visits the lounge, weaving the twists of the story nudged in this or that direction by the choices the protagonist makes in the course of relaxed late-night conversations with his customers.

“Anything you want to try doing?” The protagonist, Toru Sumiki, loses the will to live after being diagnosed with a fatal illness. Toru’s doctor insists he should make the most of the little time he has left, and he signs on as a temporary manager of a hookah lounge.

Through his new job, Toru meets three very unusual girls. Although cheerful at a glance, they’re battling with work problems or past trauma, searching for a place to belong. As Toru begins to bond with them through hookah, what will he find once the girls fully open up to him?

We have the first trailer for Hookah Haze below.

Teaser Trailer

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