July 13, 2009 10:00 AM | Eric Caoili
Timed right with Dragon Quest IX''s release in Japan, eroge developer Illusionsoft announced a new 3D hentai game bearing more than a close resemblance to the Square Enix series.
Titled Yuusha kara wa Nigerarenai (You Can’t Escape From The Hero), the game stars a cast of heroines that seem based off Dragon Quest III's female character designs for the soldiers, mages, and other classes. You can see more comparison shots after the break.
You might recognize Illusionsoft as the developer behind the Battle Raper and Biko series, and most importantly RapeLay,, the forced sex simulation game at the center of an international controversy that eventually led Japan's software industry to ban the sale of rape games and impose other significant restrictions.
Illusionsoft has revealed little about You Can’t Escape From The Hero beyond details about a couple of its characters, leaving the PC title's premise and even genre a mystery -- many speculate that it is either an RPG or a fighting game. The studio plans to release a demo this Friday, which should clear up most early questions.
Gamers in North America or Europe hoping to find out more about the game in the meantime won't find anything of value at llusionsoft's official site,, as the company began blocking foreign IPs from accessing its site over the weekend.
The company is following the lead of several other H-game developers such as VisualArts and Moonstone who have put up similar precautions on their sites to block non-Japanese visitors. Minori, the first eroge studio to block foreign IPs since the rape game ban explained the practice with this message on its site::
"This website cannot be browsed excluding Japan.
Some foreigners seem to be having an antipathy against EROGE.
Therefore, We prohibited the access from foreign countries, to defend our culture.
Sorry for you of the fan that lives in a foreign country.
Anyway, the comparison shots of You Can’t Escape From The Hero and Dragon Quest III (GBC designs):