After the success of Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku series, Ichicolumn revealed the details for their new game in the December 2013 issue of B's Log. The game is directed and written by Takagi Ayumi, and illustrated by clover. It will be released under Otomate's brand.
The heroine, Okazawa Midori, is a second year student in junior college. In order to have a graduation trip with her friend, Togawa Saki, Midori has been working part-time since spring. It's going to be a 10-day cruising tour around Northern Europe. Her parents are worried because this will be her first time traveling abroad, but they give the permission as long as she can find a job.
On the day of the trip, Midori stepped onto a plane for the very first time. She feels nervous because everything is a new experience for her, and so the tour group depart from Narita towards Arvesta Airport in Sweden. Unfortunately, Midori runs into numerous trials and troubles in Northern Europe. She can't speak English despite having knowledge of the language.
Things get worse when Midori gets separated from Saki, ends up lost in the airport, AND gets robbed on top of that. She submits an application to make a new passport, but since it's going to take a while, she will be staying in a hotel in the meantime.
In an unfamiliar land, Midori meets people she can't have a proper conversation with… and the experience gradually changes her.
Job: Junior College Student, 2nd year
Height: 161 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Birthday: September 28
Blood type: A
Favorite food: Noodles
Dislikes: Red beans
"I'm hoping this trip will be a good chance for me."
Up until now, Midori never had much chance to make her own decisions. She gets carried away by others' influence most of the time, but she's hoping that her first trip abroad will be able to change herself.
The Foreign Country, Santonia
The concept of Enkeltbillet is "first overseas trip". It's a fresh idea for those who never traveled abroad before, as well as nostalgic for those who have experienced it. The sceneries and backgrounds are drawn in great detail, so the players will be able to enjoy the trip with Midori.
The story takes place in a fictional country of Santonia, which is modeled after Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. The country has an old castle filled with history, as well as a beautiful port town.
After getting lost, a certain person guided Midori to Hotel Lys. At first her actions are limited, but as the story progresses, she will be able to visit various places.
Midori gets separated from Saki during baggage claim. She'll have to travel alone from here on, and she feels worried about the trip.
The hotel Midori is staying in. It's filled with a warm light at night, which gives the place a different atmosphere compared to how it looks at noon. The man Midori is interested in might come to visit.
An old castle in Santonia. Beautiful flowers are blooming around the castle, as if they're painting the majestic building with colors. It's the perfect place for a date.
Until her passport is issued, Midori has to stay in Santonia. She meets a lot of new people there, ranging from a Japanese foreign student to a supermodel. They came to Santonia chasing after different dreams, and now they're living in the country. They might feel distant at first, but Midori will learn more about their feelings as she grow closer to them. While the trip starts with troubles, it will lead her to find an irreplaceable bond.
The Foreign Student from Japan
Job: Student of Santonia Art & Architecture Royal University
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Birthday: December 26
Blood type: B
Favorite food: Flæskesteg
"…what's that. I believe you're not a working person, but… it's just like Japanese. You can't do anything on your own, and yet you have the guts to travel abroad."
Megumi hates Japan and especially Japanese people. His preferences are very clear, and he keeps his circle of friends narrow. He's rather blunt towards the people he just met, and he dislikes people who are good at playing their cards.
Runaway Tour Guide
Job: Tour Guide
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Birthday: July 9
Blood type: B
Favorite food: Tomato dishes
"Everyone—! Over here~! Get on the bus~!"
Chris is mild-mannered and good at looking after others. He can speak Japanese with a weird Kansai dialect, but speaks politely when it's in English. He ran away from home due to a certain reason.
The Heir of the Hotel
Job: Assistant Manager of Hotel Lys
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Birthday: October 16
Blood type: O
Favorite food: Blue cheese
"A kid's underwear isn't sexy. You should wear something better than that. Is that kind of clothes trending in Japan?"
Alexander has a rough temper and way of speaking. He's crude and dislikes small details. Due to a fight with his father, Alexander has been living separately from him for the last few years. It seems like he does a shady part-time job from time to time.
The Young President of a Major Company
Job: President of Nichio Corporation
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 67 kg
Birthday: February 15
Blood type: AB
Favorite food: Chili dishes
Dislikes: Raw fish
"Even if they officially retire, they will come out again behind the screen… I have to eliminate all problems created by the elderly."
Shuhei is usually cool, but can get passionate when it comes to work. He's not interested in anything other than work, and he has no hobbies nor day off. It seems like he has a certain reason for taking a trip to Santonia, which is related to the reason he became a company president.
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Birthday: May 23
Blood type: B
Favorite food: Dumpling
"That's it. The car. You can see it displayed over there, right? I want it."
Emil is allergic to electronic goods other than cellphones, and he ends up destroying everything he uses. He has the habit of buying everything he sees. From time to time, he enjoys dressing up as a woman to fool everyone around him.
Enkeltbillet offers two mode:
- Story Mode
As the name suggests, this mode focuses on the story and adventure part of the game. There are no mini-games, map-choosing or other commands, so you can enjoy the story without distraction.
- Complete Mode
This mode allows you to explore the hotel and town while progressing the story. There are also scenarios and quests that are limited to complete mode only.
Enkeltbillet means "one-way ticket" in Danish.
The game will be released for the PSP. Release date to be announced later.
(Thanks to Reveris for the high quality scans.)