Pre-register today to claim a wealth of rewards and to draw a free SR card that unlocks a romantic interaction with one of the male leads.
In April, miHoYo announced sign ups for the closed beta for their upcoming detective romance joseimuke, Tears of Themis and if you follow their Twitter you’ll remember seeing the team hinting at something big on the horizon… well… miHoYo announced that Tears of Themis is scheduled for release on Android and iOS in Summer 2021 and that the game is now available for pre-registration on Android and iOS! Pre-registering for the game will get you a ton of exclusive in-game items, so you don’t want to miss out! In Tears of Themis, players will step into the exciting field of law, defend truth and justice, and craft romantic relationships with four distinctive male protagonists.
This past weekend, while I was at FujoCon, Wholesome Games dropped their 2021 Direct, spotlighting over 70 amazing upcoming indie games! For those of you that don’t know, here’s a bit about Wholesome Games:
“Wholesome Games is a community that started on Twitter when indie game developer Matthew Taylor began curating games according to their feelings of comfort, compassion, and coziness.
One of the goals of Wholesome Games is to change how we think about which games are taken seriously. For many years, the most critically acclaimed titles have been the ones with the darkest themes and grimmest depictions of life, but there’s also a whole world of hopeful video games with rich storytelling, innovative gameplay, and beautiful art and sound. We want to be a part of showcasing the breadth of experiences that games can have for players.”
Wholesome Games is out here adding a bit of sunshine and happiness to the world one game at a time, and that’s something I can really get behind! So, I took a bit of time between panels to check out their lineup and there were more than a few games that caught my eye… so I figured why not spotlight some of the games I’m most excited to play! Nothing fancy, just a quick little list of games from the direct that I am definitely adding to my wishlist!
Joseimuke publisher, Moonchime Studios has partnered with Japanese publisher, Holicworks to bring the R-18 boys’ love visual novel, Tokyo Onmyoji -The Tale of Rei Tengenjibashi- to international audiences! Follow a strong-willed protagonist on a quirky, fast-paced story filled with humor, thrill and action. Get to romance four love interests with charming and unique personalities, some of the protagonist’s relationships will be cute and warm, others intriguing and dangerous. This game is guaranteed to have something for every BL fan to like. The game is fully voiced and features beautiful art from Akira Sakamoto.
Genres: BL, adventure (visual novel)
Platform: PC (Steam, JAST USA, other platforms TBD)
Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd developer miHoYo announced that its prime Romance Detective Game— Tears of Themis—hits the global stage today to invite players to solve cases and establish justice through an exhilarating romantic journey in the fictitious city of Stellis. Sign-up for Closed Beta testing are now open until May 6th! The Beta Testing will run between May 8th – May 18th 2021, so be sure to sign up now!
Genre: Romance Detective
Platform: iOS and Google Play
Estimated Release: 2021
Developer and Publisher: miHoYo
Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Status: Closed Beta Registration: 4/19
Official Closed Beta Start Date: 5/8
Stellis, a city that rose from the clash of civilizations.
Modern tech has given it its radiant neon lights but also cast long shadows of obscurity. Lately, there has been an abnormal increase in the number of mental illness cases as well as incidents that threaten Stellis’ social security. Many gentle and good people of Stellis have somehow grown violent and volatile. These incidents may have been recorded, but they are often drowned out in a flood of data.
Yet someone took notice of them and compiled them for detailed analysis… Codenamed “X-NOTE”, the project aims to peel away layers of obscuring data and reveal the hidden truth beneath.
When all is put on the scales of the law before Lady Justice, you will be the one to weigh their crimes in the balance.
Online PC gaming platform, Johren has announced that they will make the super popular Japanese joseimuke game, Touken Ranbu available in English on April 27th, 2021!! The English Release has been postponed. The tentative release date has not been announced yet. Touken Ranbu Online is a free to play, turn-based, sword raising simulation game developed by Nitroplus and DMM Game, that centers around a sage who must battle an evil entity trying to alter history with the help of anthropomorphized swords that transform into heroic, sword-wielding men.
Originally released in 2015, Touken Ranbu has amassed an impressive fanbase of 1.5 million within its first year! The game is especially popular among women, due to its supporting cast of attractive male characters and has been adapted into three anime series, stage musicals, stage plays, and a feature film.
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