Princess Soft has announced Natsuiro Komachi - Ichijitsusenka for the PlayStation 2. As the title suggests, the adventure takes place in a small village surrounded by mountains and the sea. The game's protagonist is attending the local school and happens to be the main force of its swim club. The game features five heroines: Mikoto Ariga, the head of the school's Kyuudou (archery) club. Mikoto, both intelligent and beautiful, is a childhood friend of the protagonist. Currently she is trying to win her second consecutive nationwide title in the sport. Her sister Miki, who is also into archery, has an eye on the protgonist. Suzume Nakata is our hero's young sister, who prepares his lunch package every morning. Hence, it is not so surprising that she is a member of the school's cooking club. Nagisa Hiragi is a low-profile girl with little self-confidence who does not belong to any club. Last but not least, there is Mikoto's rival in the archery club, Shizune Morikuni. For all of them it's their last summer in school and it promises to become the hottest yet.
Natsuiro Komachi - Ichijitsusenka will be available in Japan sometime in fall 2003. Its first limited edition print will ship with a music CD. This limited edition version will be available for 7,800 yen (66.19USD), whereas the standard edition will cost 6,800 yen (57.71USD).