X Change Alternative 2 official site open, Momoi Haruko on OP duty

Items of interest surrounding the game (that we know thus far) include a considerable update in design quality over previous entries in the series, courtesy of artist Konohana (Erogamescape, personal page), known for his dekochin characters and style that mixes elements of Range Murata and recent Gainax releases. The scenario is to be handled by “okomeman”, a newcomer to the eroge scene (though he’s been posting on the Crowd staff blog for awhile now).
What really blew me out of the water was the note on the bottom of the game’s Spec page to the effect that the OP vocal is to be handled by none other than Momoi Haruko. On the spectrum of bizarre eroge news this ranks as only slightly less surprising than an entire Tech Gian article in English.
My personal interest as well as professional interest is now piqued, so expect more coverage of the title here as developments proceed…
PS: Regarding actual game content, it seems that unlike earlier releases in the series XCA2 will revolve around body swapping instead of outright gender change. Details, details.

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0 Responses to X Change Alternative 2 official site open, Momoi Haruko on OP duty

  1. Agent Wax March 22, 2007 at 10:35 am #

    Thanks, Shingo. I couldn’t find anything useful on Yoshimune sensei either.
    How’s the new job treating you? I’m absurdly busy these days, so I haven’t been hanging out as much as I’d like at HD. Anyway, I’m flying to LA for a conference next month. Do you know of any recommended places or shops of interest for guys like you and I?

  2. Shingo March 22, 2007 at 11:02 am #

    >>Agent Wax
    I could say the same about both the job situation and HD, though I’ll be trying to squeeze more posts in here where I can. Things are generally going well – it’s just a matter of cranking up the productivity and still having time to relax and play all of these games / paint all of these kits / read all of these manga that keep piling up. :/
    Regarding recommendations for otaku dives in the LA area, being of Midwestern ancestry I’m afraid I’m pretty much clueless. Maybe someone else reading this could offer some suggestions.

  3. Kyouji March 22, 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    Glad to see you updating again Shingo. I’ve been following Crowd’s XCA2 preview page very closely since the beginning so all this news is very good news indeed for me. Can’t wait to see what they’ll do with this iteration of the series (even though XCA was the only title to have met my expectations).
    I’ll be hanging out in the # more too. See you around. ;D
    PS. Hope the new job and everything is going well for ya~

  4. Kari Manninen March 31, 2007 at 7:28 am #

    About you expressing astonishment over Momoi Haruko doing vocals i a erogame:hasn`t she done a lot of similar work years ago already in titles with WITCH in them? Something i feel remember hearing when i downloaded numerous game demos back in 2003-2005.

  5. Shingo March 31, 2007 at 8:27 am #

    I’m not surprised that she’s doing work for an eroge per se; you’re correct that she has a fair amount of eroge OP work in her resume. It’s just that she’s one of the most famous names in the business, so I was surprised to see her credit on a Crowd game (I didn’t think they had the kind of budget to afford her).

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