Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- (月姫 -A piece of blue glass moon-?) is a visual novel by TYPE-MOON. It is the first title in the Tsukihime Remake series, acting as a remake of the two Near-Side Routes of Tsukihime featuring Arcueid Brunestud and Ciel. It was released on August 26th, 2021 for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
- Common chapters:
- Moon Princess (月姫, Tsukihime?) (Arcueid route) chapters:
- Day 5: Infernal Sanguine River II (5/火炎血河II?)
- Day 6: Cerulean Stigma (6/蒼い咎跡?)
- Day 7: Eyes of Death Perception I (7/直死の眼I?)
- Day 8: Eyes of Death Perception II (8/直死の眼II?)
- Day 9: Death. (9/死。?)
- Day 10: Dark, Pallid Moon (10/眩病月?) (Bad End)
- Day 10: Vermillion, Crimson Moon I (10/朱の紅月I?)
- Day 11: Vermillion, Crimson Moon II (11/朱の紅月II?)
- Day 12: Night of Ill-Omen (12/凶つ夜?)
- Day 13: The Lunar World (13/月世界?)
- Day 14: The Lunar Princess (14/月姫?)
- Rainbow in the Night (夜の虹, Yoru no Niji?) (Ciel route) chapters:
- Day 5: Ocean of Frost (5/絶海凍土?)
- Day 6: Vermillion Vestiges I (6/朱い残滓I?)
- Day 7: Reverse Hatching I (7/孵化逆I?)
- Day 8: Reverse Hatching II (8/孵化逆Ⅱ?)
- Day 9: Bow of the Skies I (9/空の弓I?)
- Day 10: Bow of the Skies II (10/空の弓II?)
- Day 11: The Day After (11/後日談。?)
- Day 12: Vermillion Vestiges II (12/朱い残滓Ⅱ?)
- Day 13: Mirage (13/蜃気楼?)
- Day 14: Stone without End (14/果てずの石?)
- Day 15: Rainbow at Night (15/夜の虹?) (Normal Ending)
- Day 15: The Blue of a Bright Day (15/白日の碧?) (True Ending)
- Main article: List of Tsukihime Remake characters
The erotic elements found in the original game are notably absent.
A remake of the original Tsukihime was announced in the June 2008 issue of Tech Gian. It is set to feature enhanced artwork and sound, changes to the storyline, and the originally discarded route for Satsuki Yumizuka. They are undecided as to whether the new version will be voiced or if the erotic elements of the original game will remain in the new version.
After the release of Mahou Tsukai no Yoru, Nasu stated in an interview that the production of the remake is proceeding along with several other projects. During Type-Moon festival, several pieces of artwork showing Arcueid, Ciel, and Akiha with redesigned appearances were featured.
Following a long period of no news, the opening movie was shown at the end-of-year Fate/Grand Order broadcast on December 31st, 2020, just a few days after the 20th anniversary of Tsukihime. With it came the announcement that the remake was officially titled Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, along with a completely new voice cast and a firm release window for Summer 2021.
Following its release on August 26th, 2021, Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- sold 77,237 units on the Nintendo Switch and 66,171 units on the PlayStation 4 (a total of 143,408 units sold at retail stores in its first week). This makes it one of the highest debuting visual novels to be released on a console since 2002. The game's Nintendo Switch version reportedly sold out after its first week, leading to Type-Moon encouraging customers to purchase the digital version instead, while they restocked the game's physical copies.
- Mahou Tsukai no Yoru Sequels In Development At Type-Moon
- Ishaan Sahdev. Tsukihime Remake Sales Prove That Type-Moon is Still in a Class of its Own. “13 years after its announcement in a 2008 issue of Tech Gian magazine, Type-Moon's Tsukihime remake saw its Japanese release last week. The game sold 77,237 units on the Nintendo Switch and another 66,171 units on the PlayStation 4, bringing it to a total of 143,408 copies sold at retail. That makes the Tsukihime remake one of the highest-debuting visual novels released on a console in nearly 20 years.”
- Ishaan Sahdev. Tsukihime Remake Sales Prove That Type-Moon is Still in a Class of its Own. “While Japan isn't a country known for strong digital sales of console games, there are exceptions to this rule. In particular, if a game is difficult to find at retail, ardent fans will opt to buy digital instead. And in the case of Tsukihime, the game's Nintendo Switch version is reportedly sold out at several major retailers, leading to Type-Moon pushing the digital version instead, as they attempt a restock of physical units.”
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