After decades of waiting for news on a mainline Tsukihime entry coming over, we finally got it. During the Fate Grand Order panel at Anime Expo, Type-Moon dropped a little surprise telling fans that Tsukihime: A Piece of Blue Glass Moon will receive a global release in 2024. They did not give any details other than that. We can safely assume it will reach the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch because of the release of Witch on the Holy Night late last year.
Worth noting is that this Tsukihime remake project is split between two releases. A Piece of Blue Glass Moon covers only Arcueid and Ciel’s routes. Tsukihime: The Other Side of Red Garden will contain the Akiha, Hisui, and Kohaku routes and the lost Satsuki route, originally cut from the original game. The Other Side of the Red Garden is still in development with no planned release date for Japan or the West.
We can infer that Witch on the Holy Night did well in the West. Shortly after this announcement, Type-Moon revealed that the title broke a respectable 150,000 units in sales worldwide. For a niche entry in a niche genre, that’s great. I reviewed it last year and loved my time with it. Although, it’s more of a visual novel than a traditional Visual Novel. Check out my review for my spoiler-free thoughts.
Hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before the West finally gets an official Fate/Stay Night release. Still, it baffles me how we got the PSP port of the shockingly good Fate/Unlimited Codes and then the sprawling narrative of Fate/Extra and its Musou-style spin-offs. Yet we don’t have the original. Regardless, I’m excited for this. If you’re a fan of Type-Moon products, you’re in the right place. We have plenty, including this lovely figure of Ciel, which is on preorder now.