I/O

I/O
TitleI/O
Aliasesアイオー
LengthLong (30 - 50 hours)
LinksWikipedia
DeveloperRegista
Publishers GN Software & Asgard (asugarudo)
 Lemnisca Translations
 Tuna std.
Available atJapanese PlayStation 2 version at Play-Asia.com for US$ 69.90 »

Description

April 26th, 2032 A.D. - Megalopolis Tokyo - 00:12 in the morning

A total lunar eclipse occurs for the first time in 3 years. Even though it's supposed to be a simple astronomical phenomenon, it soon sets off a series of unexpected events. Unexplainable mysteries, terrorist incidents, and network crime surge as if in unison. The truth mixes with lies, as if the world is awake but still sleeping.

Something has begun. Somewhere no one can see. Something no one knows about.

This is a story of the chance meeting and tragic parting of the young men and women living in this world. Players get to play the game from 4 different points of view:

Route A - Hinata, a youth who has lost his sister and himself.
Route B - Ishtar, a freelance programmer and leader of a hacker team.
Route C - Ishtar, but seems a bit different from the Ishtar in Route B....
Route D - He, a man completely shrouded in mystery.

And thus..

"The beginning is the end, and the end is the beginning"

Unlockable Routes 3.0 Unlockable Event 3.0 Mystery 3.0 Unlockable Protagonist 3.0 Virtual Reality 3.0 Disappearance 3.0 Protagonist with a Sprite 3.0 Transhumanism 3.0 Mid-game Videos 3.0 Internet 3.0 Multiple Protagonists 3.0 Fighting Protagonist 3.0 Enforced Playing Order 3.0 Dream 3.0 Infodumping 3.0 Flashback 3.0 Protagonist Selection 3.0 Cyberpunk 2.9 Mind Screw 2.9 Unlockable Choices 2.9 Protagonist with Voice Acting 2.9 Hacking 2.9 Hacker Heroine 2.9 Combat with Firearms 2.9 Flashforward 2.9 Terrorism 2.9 Fighting Heroine 2.9 Corporations 2.9 Death of Heroine 2.9 Protagonist with Multiple Personalities 2.9 Hacker Protagonist 2.8 ADV 2.8 Existential Crisis 2.8 Multiple Route Mystery 2.8 Hacker Hero 2.8 Completion Status Indicator 2.8 Unlockable Bonus Content 2.8 Identity Crisis 2.8 AI Heroine 2.8 Personal Armed Combat 2.8 Track Display 2.8 No Sexual Content 2.8 Female Protagonist 2.8 Male Protagonist 2.7 Built-in Encyclopedia 2.7 Alternate Dimensions 2.7 Orphan Protagonist 2.7 Cyborg Heroine 2.7 Unavoidable Death of Heroine 2.7 AI Hero 2.7 Protagonist with Superpowered Side 2.7 Cyborg Protagonist 2.7 Twin Tail Heroine 2.6 Death of Hero 2.6 Resurrection 2.6 High School Student Protagonist 2.6 Time Travel 2.6 Bad Ending(s) 2.5 Protagonist with a Face 2.5 Varying Ending Songs 2.4 AI Protagonist 2.3 Desperation 2.3 Homicide 2.3 Leader Heroine 2.3 Bad Endings with Story 2.3 Time Loop 2.3 Playtime Counter 2.3 Secret Identity 2.3 Date Display 2.3 Death of Protagonist 2.3 Apocalypse 2.2 Genetic Research 2.2 Hard Science Fiction 2.2 Orphan Heroine 2.1 Protagonist with Heterochromia 2.1 Suicide 2.1 Osananajimi Heroine 2.1 Depression 2.1 Albino Heroine 2.1 Twin Sister Support Character 2.1 Brief NVL Scenes 2.1 Superpowers 2.0 Student Heroine 2.0 Revenge 2.0 Cross-dressing Heroine 2.0 Group of Friends 2.0 Clone Heroine 2.0 Surreal 2.0 Game Over 2.0 Scientist Hero 2.0 Philosophy 2.0 Combat Capable Friends 2.0 Strong Female Protagonist 2.0 Pistol Combat 2.0 Amnesia 1.9 Descriptions of Violence 1.9 Heroine with Glasses 1.8 Medical Doctor Heroine 1.8 Blind Heroine 1.8 Blood-related Sister Heroine 1.8 Romance 1.7 Heroine with Gothic Look 1.7 Life and Death Drama 1.7 Lesbian Heroine 1.5 Sacrifice 1.5 Villainous Heroine 1.5 Villainous Hero 1.3 Father Support Character 1.3 Heroine with Heterochromia 1.3 LGBTQ Issues 1.0 Christian Mythology 1.0 Brief Branches 1.0 Villainous Protagonist 0.8 Genre Shift 0.8 Few Choices 0.7 Bloody Scenes 0.5

Releases

 Japanese
2006-01-2615+  I/O - First Press Limited EditionNon-freeCommercial1 DVDComes with an artbook, a rubber bracelet, and a solar powered flashcard.  
2006-01-2615+  I/O - Regular EditionNon-freeCommercial1 DVD  
2008-08-2915+  I/O revision IIFully voicedStory: Simple animationsNon-freeCommercial800x6001 DVDAka I/O -Director's Cut- (I/O -ディレクターズカット-).

- Additional story CGs.
- Added sprites for many minor characters.
- Includes bonus CGs.  
 English
2014-02-2215+  I/O revision II (patch)FreewareInternet downloadFanpatch was removed due to translation group going official.  
 Russian
2018  I/O (patch)Freeware

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Character summary

Protagonist Aoi Hinata
Protagonist He
Voiced by Hagi Michihiko
Protagonist Ishtar
Protagonist Ishtar
Main character Amane Yayoi
Voiced by Yoshida Airi
Main character Aoi Mutsuki
Voiced by Nagata Kayo
Main characterEnlil
Voiced by Aida Sayaka
Main character Kawahara Sakuya
Voiced by Tanaka Ryouko
Main character Kawahara Tooru
Side character Andras
Voiced by Aoki Tsuyoshi
Side character Ayase Mika
Voiced by Fujisaki Kaori
Side character Chiquitita
Voiced by Oka Tetsuya
Side character Hiiragi Midori
Voiced by Kochi Tamako
Side character Igarashi Kousaku
Voiced by Koga Hiroyuki
Side character Inagaki
Voiced by Oka Tetsuya
Side character Miyata Kousuke
Voiced by Toriumi Kousuke
Side character Wadatsumi Megumi
Voiced by Yanase Natsumi

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Popularity: ranked #202 with a score of 7.03

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Screenshots

  I/O revision II

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