Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle, Season One takes flight on Steam!
STEAM, July 9th, 2021, 12:00 PDT – Tanuki-sama Studios is happy to announce:
~NINA AQUILA: LEGAL EAGLE, SEASON ONE,
A hybrid VN/graphic adventure game
will release on STEAM
This new release collects together and enhances all existing chapters of the popular ongoing indie graphic adventure/visual novel hybrid videogame series, Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle — a courtroom drama game which takes place in a world where all anime genres exist at once.
The collection includes ~10 hours of content, in which players take on the role of Nina Aquila, a rookie defense attorney, as she represents clients accused of capital crimes. In it’s three-faceted gameplay, players will INVESTIGATE crimes (examining crime scenes and speaking to witnesses), PARTICIPATE in activities relevant to their case (such as illegal street racing) and finally, step into court and DEFEND their client in the manner of a courtroom drama visual novel.
- In Chapter 1, players defend a cosplayer accused of arson, due to her cosplaying as a fire mage
- In Chapter 2, players defend a client accused of murdering the world champion at Dragon Fantasy Arena (a card-game similar in concept to Yu-Gi-Oh) on the eve of the national tournament
- In Chapter 3, players defend three street racers, accused of causing the death of a fourth, in a homage to the classic mountain-road racing anime Initial D
NALE has previously appeared on services such as Newgrounds & itch.io in an episodic format (starting in winter 2018), where the releases have garnered praise, with Chapter I receiving “Best of November 2020” on Newgrounds and a 5-star review score on itch.io from over 200 user reviews.
This new collected release is significantly enhanced over the original episodic releases. Enhancements include a wide variety of audio-visual and feature improvements, including new character art, more & higher quality speech samples, reworked video sequences, Steam Achievements, an unlockable explorer mode and many more! This is the definitive NALE experience for both existing and new fans alike.
Veteran anime & gaming voice actor Rachael Messer (Azur Lane, Goblin Slayer, Forgotten Anne) provides the voice of Nina Aquila, the protagonist.
The game will release for a regular price of $8.99 — with an initial 15% discount.
Additionally, a free demo will launch alongside the game’s release.
About Nina Aquila: Legal Eagle
Nina Aquilla: Legal Eagle is a successful series of anime inspired Visual Novels/Graphic Adventure games developed in RPG Maker MV and released on itch.io. Players assume the role of defense attorney Nina Aquila in a series of cases (Each one based on a popular genre of anime) while investigating a larger story of corruption and capital crime.
Chapters I and II are among the most popular titles on itch.io for their respective categories, maintaining a 5-Star rating from 150 reviews.
About Rachael Messer
Rachael is an industry veteran with a long history of video game and anime dub roles including Paladins, Warframe, Akashic Records, Princess Principal, Knight’s & Magic, A Centaur’s Life, Infinite Dendogram. Currently she voices Enterprise in Funimation’s dub of Azur Lane.
Ethan Fox first contacted Rachael after hearing her performance as the protagonist in Square Enix’s Forgotton Anne, believing her voice to be perfect for the role.
About Tanuki-sama Studios
Tanuki-sama Studios is an indie videogame developer, based in the UK, owned and managed by the solo developer Ethan Fox, who came to the Visual Novel space from a Kindle author background.
Ethan’s games draw upon his past experiences living in Japan, as well as a lifelong love of anime & manga. This season, he is watching Fruits Basket and To Your Eternity.
NALE was conceived as a way to create a narrative experience that has plotting, pacing and direction similar to that of watching an anime show, as well as serving as a homage to multiple anime genres. TSS’s ambition is to see NALE realised as a fully-fledged anime production.