5 best deals on anime games and visual novels

In addition to watchable and readable media, anime and visual novels have recently gained a lot of popularity in the realm of video games. There are countless great options for fans to indulge in, including both established and original franchises.

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While technically a separate genre, visual novels are closely associated with the anime space, thanks to their narrative-heavy nature. Now that the Steam 2022 Winter Sale is underway, fans can get lots of anime and VN games for cheap.

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 and other great anime/visual novel games to check out in Steam Winter Sale 2022

1) Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles ($29.99/INR 1,899 at 50% off)

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One of the most popular anime in recent memory has spawned a spectacular game from developer CyberConnect2.

Released last year, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles is a 3D arena fighting game. It’s in the vein of the studio’s other efforts, such as the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series.

Players must engage in heated battles as and against memorable characters from Demon slayer throughout the anime authentic story mode and multiplayer. These range from Tanjiro, Nezuko and Inosuke to Rui, Akaza and Kyojuro Rengoku.

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The base game is available at a 50% discount, and the Digital Deluxe Edition is available at the same 50% discount. That brings its price down to $34.99 from $69.99.

Digital Deluxe Edition Includes:

  • Basic game
  • Kimetsu Academy character unlock: Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira
  • Game Costumes: Butterfly Mansion Patient Suits for Tanjiro Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Inosuke Hashibira
  • Various avatars
  • 8,000 Kimetsu points

2) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy ($14.99/INR 1,249 at 50% off)

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Originally released in Japan for the Game Boy Advance and officially brought to the West for the Nintendo DS, Capcom’s acclaimed Ace Attorney series has received a graphical update on PC. This remaster includes all three games in the DS trilogy:

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  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for all
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations

Players must take on the role of defense attorney Phoenix Wright and deliver justice in court while handling bizarre cases with equally wacky NPCs.

From strange murders to hilarious outcomes, there is much to uncover as players engage in investigations and gather clues to present before the judge.

3) One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 ($11.99 with 80% off)

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There have been numerous video games based on A piece, one of the most iconic and longest running anime/manga series of all time. Among them is Koei Tecmo’s One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, which combines the setting of the shonen series with the studio’s famous Musou combat.

Players can engage in large-scale hack-and-slash battles against hordes of enemies as one of several popular characters through a reimagined Wano arc. From Luffy and Sanji to Whitebeard, each character has different attacks.

4) AI: The Somnium Files ($7.99/INR 439 with 80% off)

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A VN original, Spike Chunsoft’s AI: The Somnium Files is a unique dive into the human psyche.

As detective Kaname Date, players must explore a near-future Tokyo in search of an elusive serial killer. With incredibly advanced artificial intelligence called Aiba aiding his efforts, Date must enter the psyches of suspects and investigate the dream worlds for clues.

Players can navigate bizarre worlds of imagination and solve small puzzles to break down mental blocks and find out what the individual is hiding. However, with limited time available to poke around in someone else’s head, players must be as efficient as possible and use their wits to reach a conclusion.

5) Dragon Ball FighterZ ($8.99 / ₹524 with 85% off)

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Dragon Ball FighterZ combines Akira Toriyama’s beloved sci-fi anime with ArcSystemWork’s expertise in fighting games. In this 2.5D, 3v3 tag team fighter, players will control various dragon ball characters in bombastic battles that stay true to the series in terms of fluidity and spectacle.

The attention to detail seeps through to the jaw-dropping celshaded art style that’s nearly indistinguishable from its rendition of the 2D show. Players can battle it out as Goku, Broly, or Android 21 against villains like Cell, Frieza, and Buu in different locations to emerge victorious in single-player or multiplayer combat.

The FighterZ and Ultimate editions are also on sale at 85% off, at $14.24/INR 829 and $16.49/INR 960 respectively.

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Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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