Hookah Haze: Release Date, Gameplay, and More

Hookah Haze
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Japanese developer Acquire and publisher Aniplex have revealed a brand new upcoming visual novel titled Hookah Haze, and we’re excited to share all the details with you!

Hookah Haze Release Date

Hookah Haze is scheduled to hit the gaming scene in 2024 and will be available for both PC and Nintendo Switch platforms.

Story and Setting

In Hookah Haze, players will take on the role of Toru Sumiki, a young man who discovers he has a terminal illness. Upon receiving this life-changing news, Toru decides to make the most of his remaining time by taking on a job as the manager of a local hookah lounge.

As Toru immerses himself in the world of hookah, he encounters three eccentric girls: Amu Aigami, Meigetsuin Kokoro, and Kurumi Komori. Despite their cheerful demeanors, each girl harbors deep-seated traumas from their past. Through their shared love of hookah, Toru and the girls begin to connect and open up to each other, forming a unique bond.

Gameplay and Visuals

Hookah Haze offers an innovative and distinctive concept for a visual novel, allowing players to explore the intricate lives of the characters and delve into their personal stories. The game’s retro 2D pixel art style adds a nostalgic touch and enhances the overall atmosphere.

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The announcement trailer provides a tantalizing glimpse of the gameplay and introduces the three heroines: Amu Aigami, Meigetsuin Kokoro, and Kurumi Komori. With their individual personalities and intriguing backgrounds, these characters are sure to captivate players as they navigate the intricate narrative.

Hookah Haze is currently available for wishlisting on Steam and is slated for release in 2024 on PC and Nintendo Switch. With its intriguing premise, charming characters, and nostalgic visual style, Hookah Haze is sure to captivate visual novel enthusiasts and newcomers alike.