Okay, first I want to apologize for being late with this post! I am currently out of town for the holiday weekend and there is no wifi where I’m at… so I am literally reliving my childhood. It also seems like every time there is a big announcement in the otome community, I’m away on vacation or something…
Mind you all, I’m still on vacation…I am literally writing this from my Galaxy S7. So forgive me for a few errors/weirdness, as it is hard to post from this thing and I avoid it when I can!
Say what you will about Aksys and their previous forays into the world of otome localization, from the…dismal translation of Norn9 to the successful adaptation of Sweet Fuse, Aksys has been a bit of a shot in the dark. But, at present they seem to be one of the few companies willing to even consider localizing games for the West. So, instead of pointing out their flaws, I want to take this time to celebrate some momentous news: they will be localizing not one but FOUR otome titles! Let that sink in for a minute! FOUR otome games: Bad Apple Wars, Period Cube, Collar x Malice, and the Code Realize fandisk! So let’s run through them all!
Bad Apple Wars
Bad Apple Wars is a 2015 otome game from Ideas Factory, released by Otomate for the PS Vita. The game follows a young woman who finds herself enrolled at a school for lost souls after an incident at her school’s entrance ceremony. All students that manage to graduate from NEVAEH, will be able to return to their normal lives.
Okay, this looks like a cool concept that I have seen several times before in anime and manga, but this will be my first time seeing it in an otoge! I’m really interested in giving this game a shot once it is released in 2017!
Next up is otome game based on the drama CD of the same name, by Otomate. As of right now, this game has yet to be released, so we can only hope that this will be a simultaneous Japanese/Western release… While searching for her missing brother a young woman finds herself transported into the world of a popular online RPG. In order to escape the protagonist along with her childhood friend must clear the game.
This kind of reminds me of Sword Art Online, but as a reverse harem. I’m curious about this game and I can’t wait to see what it has in store for us in 2017.
Collar x Malice
The third announced game is another upcoming otoge game, set to be released in Japan in August! Aksys is definitely trying to get ahead of the game this time around and I love it! The game follows a policewoman on the trail of some serial crimes in her city when she is attacked by a mysterious assailant. Confused and with nowhere to go, she is suddenly approached by a group of strange men who are also on the trail of the mysterious goings on.
Code Realize~Future Bessings~
Tumblr went crazy about this title when it was announced a few months ago! The last game announced for localization is none other than the Code Realize Fandisk! I am so stoked about this game, like beyond words!!!
So on the heels of all those otome localization announcements is MangaGamer with an exciting mix of upcoming game releases!!!
If You Love me, Then Say So!
So I will admit that eroge games aren’t really my cup of tea, but this game definitely has a great design! The game boasts an extraordinary degree of player freedom within game, which some may find refreshing…
Hadaka Shitsuji- Naked Butlers
It has been awhile since MangaGamer released No Thank You, and I was starting to think that was going to be it for the BL games… and then this happened! As a BL fan, I am over the moon about this announcement! The game, originally released back in 2011, follows a normal college student who finds his everyday life tuned on its head when he is unceremoniously fired from his job. Broke and desperate he answers an ad calling for butlers and the rest is history!
Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome
Okay so think She’s All That, with photography and sexy time… This is the first official 18+ otoge release, and despite some lackluster reviews I’m excited!
This game will be released in two formats, the regular 18+ format and the special all ages Steam release!
I am super excited for all of these upcoming game releases! Finally, we otome gamers are getting our time in the sun, but do not let this moment of triumph make you all complacent! Keep pushing, keep messaging, tweeting, and sharing! Let your voices be heard, companies are listening, the time is now to strike while the iron is hot!! We got this!
Are you guys as excited about these announcements as I am? What games are you most looking forward to? Let me know in the comments section! Remember to LIKE and SHARE! As always THANK YOU for reading!!