Kindred Spirits on the Roof Coming to Steam Uncensored

A Japanese yuri visual novel is making the transitional to Steam without any cut content.

MangaGamer has announced that it will be bringing visual novel Kindred Spirits on the Roof to Steam uncensored. Kindred Spirits on the Roof was originally released as Okujo no Yurirei-san in Japan, developed by LiarSoft. The point of the title is to help two female ghosts in love move onto the afterlife by pairing up other lesbian couples in the school. They can't find their love without seeing others in a similar situation, so it's up to you to help them out.

"This is monumental news for the industry as a whole," says the project's head translator, who prefers to be known as Kouryuu. "Everything will be open and up-front with this release; no off-site patch or workarounds. Kindred Spirits will be sold on Steam completely uncensored. Seeing frank depictions of same-sex relationships welcomed on such a major gaming platform is a true testament to the open-mindedness of our society and the growing desire for mature entertainment that people of all walks of life can enjoy."

Steam generally is not a fan of adult content, but MangaGamer has gone to bat for the title and prevailed. It probably helps that Kindred Spirits doesn't wear adult or fanservice-style content on its sleeve. Most of the released content is completely tame, with the explicit content taking the form of win states for each couple, san any visible genitalia. (Like The Witcher III for those of you who don't play visual novels at all.)

There's some happy people.

That means that while Kindred Spirits features adult content and will be published uncut on Steam, it's probable that the rest of MangaGamer's output won't be on Steam anytime soon. Some fans have already asked for other titles like Cho Dengeki Striker, Princess Evangile, or Koihime to appear on Steam uncensored. They're probably in for continued disappointment.

Kindred Spirits on the Roof will be released on Steam sometime in 2016.

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