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Aquaplus’ White Album: Memories Like Falling Snow Dropping Onto Steam This Year

White Album: Memories Like Falling Snow artwork of a cute girl with a microphone with sparkly lights behind her

Shiravune has announced on Twitter that Aquaplus’s visual novel, White Album: Memories Like Falling Snow is going to be released this year on PC via Steam in English and Chinese! Shiravune were the ones that previously ported Aquaplus’ Utawarerumono series onto Steam as well.

Here’s an overview of the game via the Steam page:


The classic visual novel from AQUAPLUS that launched one of Japan’s most beloved franchises.

WHITE ALBUM is a story of love in many forms.

Toya Fuji is an ordinary college student but for one thing:
His connection to the popular singer Yuki Morikawa.

That popular singer, you see, is his girlfriend…
and the more popular she gets, the less time
the two can spend together.
Will they stay a couple, or will their ways part?
As winter falls and the air grows colder,
the two lay down new tracks in the album of their love…

This album will be as white as snow, and as poignant.


Yuki Morikawa (CV: Aya Hirano)

An up-and-coming singer who made her debut just one year ago. She’s been dating Toya ever since high school, and the two now attend the same college. However, her increasing popularity hasn’t improved their relationship, and instead is threatening to tear them apart.

Rina Ogata (CV: Nana Mizuki)

Yuki’s senior coworker at the production agency they both belong to, Rina Ogata grew into stardom from a young age due to a mixture of talent and hard work… not to mention her good looks, quick thinking, smooth manners, accumulated experience, unwavering singing voice, and unbreakable spirit. These traits and more have helped make her an unstoppable force in the entertainment world—and all she had to sacrifice was any semblance of a personal life.


Strains of a song drift on the cold winter wind,
and outside a music shop, my feet come to a stop.
The cathode-ray tubes of the monitor pipe in a picture
and I stand here, on the other side, silently watching.
On my way home from classes, amid the biting chill, she holds me rapt…

It’s been as ordinary as every other day of my life.
Ordinary, that is, in every way except one.
We’ve clung together just as always, even since her debut.
At least so far.

She leads her extraordinary life, and I live my mediocre one.
People meet, and they break up, and get all mixed up together,
but the days spin by all the same.

It’s always nice to see more old visual novels — heck, games in general — get localized after years of being stuck in Japan (White Album initially released in Japan in 1998!). While I can’t personally vouch for the quality of Aquaplus’ games, despite basically owning all of the ones that came out in English, at least some of our staff can! Audra Bowling reviewed the remake of the first Utawarerumono and liked it! Going back a little further, former RPGFan reviewer Nathan Lee at least thought the visual novel aspects of Utawarerumono: The Mask of Truth were great! Going back even further, our previous staff liked Tears to Tiara II and Dungeon Travelers 2 enough as well!

Here’s hoping we continue to get more Aquaplus games in English as time goes on! Maybe we’ll even get White Album 2 or the To Heart games. I’d personally love to see the rest of Tears to Tiara make it out in English. Hey, at least we got most of Utawarerumono and Aquapazza!

Please stay tuned to RPGFan for continued coverage of White Album, plus visual novel and Aquaplus game coverage in general!

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Alvin Lim

Alvin Lim

Alvin was a news editor who is desperately trying to ween himself off mobile games so he has more time to play console games again. If he's not clicking on Granblue Fantasy, he's either adding more RPGs to his massive backlog, or is taking over 100 hours on a single game in it. When not gaming, he is hanging out, traveling, or cooking with his partner.

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