It was announced earlier this week, that Ryukishi07’s new solo project Iwahime will launch in Japan on November 27th. The visual novel — which Ryukishi07 first teased at Anime Central in May — will be available in both physical and downloadable forms through publisher DMM Games. The title was previously stated to be released only via digital download when it was first announced at the end of June.
A horror novel, Iwaihime tells the story of a young boy who transfers to a new school only to meet a mysterious young girl with features like those of a traditional Japanese doll. Iwahime will feature the character art of Kina Kazuharu, and will be written in its entirety by Ryukishi07 himself, who worked on the project without his usual development team from 07th Expansion. According to the author, he has been working on this particular project for over two years.
In the past, most of Ryukishi07’s visual novels have been translated into English by the fan group Witch Hunt and released physically and via Steam by MangaGamer. Only time will tell if Iwaihime will make the follow the same path.