All Filipino high school grads are familiar with Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, Jose Rizal’s two-part tirade against the injustices of the 300-year Spanish colonization of the Philippines.
Although to be fair to Rizal, probably the only thing his novel and the game have in common is the title. Set during the Second World War in an isolated seminary school in England, Pil/Slash’s Noli Me Tangere explores the daily lives and reveals the hidden past of twin brothers Michael and Gabriel Levi.
Awash in illicit affairs, torture and caning, and lascivious priests (wait, why does that sound familiar?), Noli Me Tangere is a more sinister take on the all-boys school genre of boys love visual novels. There is no official release date for now, but if I manage to get my hands on an installer expect a full-length review very soon.