Y’all more otome news!! Aksys Games confirmed that they are releasing not one, three new otome game localizations for the Nintendo Switch in 2021!! As if we needed another reason for 2021 to hurry up and get here…Olympia Soiree, Dairoku: Ayakashimori, and Variable Barricade are all making their way to the west next year!
I am super excited, especially for Variable Barricade—which if you’ll remember from Twitter was on my otome localization wishlist~
Because I know you guys are just as excited as I am, here is a brief overview of the three upcoming releases:
Initial Release: April 16, 2020 (Japan) – Nintendo Switch
One of the last of her clan, Olympia seeks to perform a ritual to return light to a darkened world. Struggling within this society’s strict class system, she must find a partner to help her bring unity to the land.
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Hey there Blerdy Tribe, we’re a month away from saying goodbye to 2020! This has been a year full of some huge changes and while not all of them were great, we’re all hanging in there and doing our best!
Things have been moving here at Blerdy Otome and I’m super excited about some phenomenal opportunities on the horizon! I am always in awe of how much this site has grown over the years and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for my little corner of the internet. For all of you that have stuck with me through the years, THANK YOU, you guys are the real MVPs here and I want to do something special for you guys (so keep an eye out for a special announcement soon).
I have even more stuff coming in December, but before we dive into the new, let’s look back at the month of November here on Blerdy Otome!!
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Heart of the Woods is a fantasy romance yuri visual novel developed by Studio Élan. The game follows Tara and Maddie, a pair of paranormal investigation vloggers as they embark on a journey to the isolated snowbound village of Eysenfeld in hopes of unlocking its many secrets. They soon discover that they may have found more than they bargained for in the sleepy town as the pair stumble upon an ancient curse that will change their lives forever. Ancient mysteries, adventure, and romance await…
- Yuri | Romance | Fantasy | Story-Based
- Available on Windows, Mac, & Linux | Steam
- Price: $14.99
- 10 – 20 hours of gameplay
- Fully Voiced
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Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, I’m back with another Behind the Games post! For those of you just joining the party, Behind the Games is a segment where I interview the folks ‘behind the games’ I review. Giving you guys a chance to get to know the developers that spend so much time carefully crafting the games you enjoy.
Last time, I spoke with members of the Great Gretsuki—the female founded and run studio behind the comedy indie otome game, Love Spell: Written in the Stars. This time around I had the chance to chat with members of Fiction Factory Games, the folks behind Arcade Spirits.
Fiction Factory Games is an indie game studio collaboration between Stefan Gagne and Aenne Schumann—while the duo has worked on a handful of individual projects, their first collaborative work arcade themed visual novel, Arcade Spirits. The game has received a great deal of praise from fans of visual novels and critics alike, prompting the team to announce a follow-up game, Arcade Spirits: The New Challenger! There is definitely a lot to look forward to from the studio in the near future, so I’m super excited to have gotten the opportunity to sit down and chat with the studio’s founders Aenne and Stefan!
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Our Life Beginnings and Always is the latest visual novel release from indie game studio, GB Patch; and their most ambitious project to date. While most visual novels focus on a very specific period of time, Our Life spans years, taking players through the ups and downs of growing up in the seaside town of Sunset Bird. Follow Jamie Last (name changeable), their friends and family over several summers spanning 15 years—from childhood to adolescents to young adulthood and beyond.
A twenty-dollar bill, four summers, fifteen years, and a one of a kind life.
A chance encounter with Cove Holden, a shy young boy who moves to Sunset Bird when Jamie is eight years old becomes a relationship that spans years and like the endless summer days that make up the story is full of infinite possibilities.
It was exactly a year ago that I played the first demo for Our Life and that was all it took to fall head over heels in love with the project. So, to say I was eagerly awaiting the full release is an understatement, and this game more than lived up to my expectations! With it’s breezy seaside setting, vibrant cast of characters and charming nostalgic story, Our Life is truly a one of a kind experience.
- Genre: Slice of Life | Romance | Comedy
- Available for PC (Windows & Mac) | Steam
- Gameplay Length: 20-40 hours
- Cost: Free (DLC $3.99 each)
- Partial English Voice Acting
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