Tsukihime Remake official English localization announced for 2024 release
Developer Type-Moon closed out its panel at the 2023 Anime Expo with a bombshell announcement: Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon-, the remake of the 2000 legendary visual novel Tsukihime, will receive an English-language release for the first time. The release is scheduled for sometime in 2024 on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
Unfortunately, the live-streamed panel at AX 2023 was cut off before the announcement was made. An attendant snapped a photo of the game's English-language logo and teaser screen, seen below.
The original release of Tsukihime in 2000 was the breakout project of Type-Moon co-founders Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi. Its story focuses on Shiki Tohno, a high-schooler who, after a mortal injury, gained the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception". Enabled by the Mystic Eyes to see "lines of death", Shiki can destroy the objects - and beings - he sees by tracing their lines with a sharp object. Shiki also encounters various people and supernatural beings, including Arcueid Brunestud, a beautiful vampire, Ciel, his mysterious upperclassman, and others of the Tohno family.
Tsukihime was later adapted into an anime series, as well as receiving spin-offs like the fighting game Melty Blood.
Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- is the first part of a two-part remake of the original. It was announced in 2008 and released in 2021 for the Switch and PS4. The remake involves a new voice cast, new character designs, new characters, and updates to the story. The 2021 release covers the first two story routes of the original's five.
Check out the remake's intro, which was produced by animation studio ufotable:
Tsukihime Remake also received its own fighting game, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, which features the updated characters as well as guest appearances from Type-Moon's Fate series.
Tsukihime -A piece of blue glass moon- is available on Nintendo Switch and PS4 in Japan, and will release overseas in 2024.