The Nintendo Switch continues to surprise me in terms of diversity and the overall…content of its library. It was honestly shocking to see a game like Hentai Vs Evil sneak its way into the Eshop catalog recently. Ten years ago, this would have been unimaginable considering Nintendo’s notoriety when it comes to content censorship.
We’ve already touched upon how the console is becoming a go-to for the visual novel format, especially with acclaimed franchises such as Clannad seeing Switch ports. Last week, a rather popular spinoff of the Fate/Stay Night series received its own visual novel adaptation for Switch.
Today’s MENU for EMIYA Family was originally a parody manga for this series of “eroge” visual novels that debuted in 2004. For those unfamiliar with the term, it basically means “erotic”- and these kinds of games have a history that stems back farther than you might think. Fortunately for those of us who prefer to think with our upper heads, this spinoff has received the rarely seen E10+ rating from the Entertainment Software Rating Board for “Suggestive Themes” and “Use Of Alcohol”.
As to be expected, the game follows the plot of the manga as well as the brief anime adaptation from 2017. As Fate protagonist Shirou (alongside other Fate characters such as Saber, Sakura and Rin), you’ll be whipping up dishes for other characters across the Fate universe involving recipes straight from the manga as well as some exclusive new additions. Makoto Tadano, author and culinary supervisor of the manga, has brought forth some never before seen recipes just for this title.
The game is available digitally for $49.99 on the Switch Eshop. At this time, there’s no word on a physical release. That being said, it wouldn’t surprise me if Limited Run Games picks it up at some point in the near future considering just how many visual novels they’ve taken on.