Visual novel Norn9 coming west from Idea Factory

While the world and dog waits for next week's Steins;Gate release, it looks like other publishers are smelling money in the visual novel market. Idea Factory is bringing us Norn9: Var Commons, something I'd never heard of before, so it must be pretty niche? Or maybe Otome fans have been crying out for this?

There's a PSN blog post up with some details, with a fantasy world of mixed-era technology and three girls in need of answers trapped on a boat full of mysterious passengers. While I like the idea of some top-end visual novels coming west, I hope the Vita doesn't become a shovel magnet for them. Is this high-end story telling?

The game will be retail and digital in the States, digital only in Europe.