The spring 2015 anime series Plastic Memories, which turned out to be a bit of a bait-and-drop affair after that first episode, began as a collaborative effort between Infinite Stratos‘ original character designer okiura, and writer of the Steins;Gate games Naotaka Hayashi. Now, Hayashi is heading back into his familiar territory to work on a Plastic Memories visual novel from the Steins;Gate developers 5pb. and their parent company MAGES.
There are no more details yet on stylistic or thematic direction, or when the game will be released, but MAGES. and 5pb. have been streaming a teaser video (which is region-locked to Japan) since Thursday. The anime’s soundtrack composer Masaru Yokoyoma provided the song ‘eontz’ featured in the video, which anyone can watch below.
Plastic Memories Game – Teaser Trailer via Gematsu
Aniplex of America streamed the original anime series on Aniplex Channel, Hulu, Crunchyroll and Daisuki as it aired in Japan last April, and they give it the summary:
The story of Plastic Memories takes place in the near future where humanity experienced a slight technological advancement. Tsukasa Mizugaki begins working for a major android manufacturer named SAI Corporation. SAI Corporation is known for their androids called “Giftia” that are capable of having human emotions. Tsukasa is assigned to work for the department in charge of retrieving Giftias that are close to their expiration. Tsukasa must learn the ins and outs of his new position alongside his Giftia partner, Isla, who had never been assigned any significant task before working with Tsukasa. As Tsukasa learns more about Isla and the Giftias, he also begins to learn about what it means to be human.
Update: The website for Weekly Famitsu magazine revealed yesterday that the Plastic Memories visual novel is coming to the PlayStation Vita. The site also posted a couple of screenshots, before the magazine provides more info on the gameplay and story in tomorrow’s issue.