This past Sunday, yuri game development team, Studio Élan announced some exciting upcoming Sapphic visual novels during Élan Festival 2023 hosted by their adorable mascot, Melanie (voiced by Madeline Dorroh)! This is an annual showcase current and upcoming projects from Élan and their publishing wing Bellhouse and trust there is a lot to talk about! So, let’s check out all the announcements from Élan Festival 2023!
Publisher Fruitbat Factory announced last week that they will be releasing Kenkou Land’s dark mystery visual novel, MAMIYA: DoomsDay Dreams on Steam on November 21, 2023! This will serve as the final chapter of 2021’s MAMIYA – A Shared Illusion of the World’s End, bringing the dramatic tale to a close. MAMIYA follows a group of young men struggling against existential dread before the end of the world.
Indie developer Sundew Studios announced earlier this week that their cozy witchy life sim is coming to Nintendo Switch and XBOX on October 19th! First released on PC in 2022, this hilarious, cozy game will now be available for gamers on console!
Don’t get kicked out of training in this witchy narrative sim! Grow ingredients and craft spells to help the village of Flora prepare for the harvest festival (or not). Make some friends, and get a date (or not). Figure out your life (or not). Growing up is hard, OK?
Norn9: Last Era, the highly anticipated fan disk follow up to Norn9: Var Commons, is available now for the first time in the west on Nintendo Switch™. Each first run copy of the game includes an exclusive set of twelve full-color character cards, and North American customers who order from the Aksys Online Store can also receive a 1.25″ metal pin of the Norn9 insignia, while supplies last.
Norn9: Last Era is also available in a Limited Edition which includes a full color artbook, a 25″ x 15″ cloth poster, a set of 11 vinyl Hiyoko stickers, and an acrylic keychain featuring the chibi artwork as shown in the Fantasia section of the game.
We finally have a release date for the much anticipated otome localization Virche Evermore-ErroR: Salvation-!!
Aksys Games indulged its inner goth today and revealed a glimpse of the exclusive set of seven full-color character cards that will be included in all first run copies of the upcoming otome game Virche Evermore -Error: Salvation-, coming to Nintendo Switch™ on November 9th.
Arpéchéle is a small island country surrounded by the sea and black flowers of misfortune called Lycoris Noirges. The people of this country are born with a curse that leads to death at the age of 23.
Voltage Inc’s steamy espionage themed otome game, Masquerade Kiss is now available on the Nintendo Switch. Initially released as a Love Choice title on the publisher’s Love 365: Find Your Story mobile app (2019 in English and 2018 in Japan), the game will now be available as a standalone paid release on the Switch console. Masquerade Kiss will also be available on PC via Steam at a later date.
Who wins in the game of seduction? You’re an elite agent tasked with taking down the most corrupt people in the world. However, your latest target may be your most challenging yet. His hand slips into your dress, fingers dangerously close to the wire hidden in your lingerie…
So, if you’ve been frustrated with the Voltage Inc Love Choice setup, now is your chance to snag the game!
Continue the mysterious journey that began in Var Commons and learn more about your shipmates
Norn9 fans will need both hands to hold the exclusive set of twelve full-color character cards included in all first run copies of Norn9: Last Era, the fan disk localized for the first time in the west and coming to Nintendo Switch™ on August 31st. North American customers who order from the Aksys Online Store can also receive a 1.25″ metal pin of the Norn9 insignia, while supplies last.
Anime Expo 2023 has been tons of great reveals and sneak peeks. During their industry panel, boys love publisher JAST Blue announced they would be localizing two PIL/SLASH BL games: Masquerade: Hell Academy and Paradise! JAST Blue has been the exclusive publisher of Nitro+chiral games, and earlier this year they dropped Varenyett’s fantasy BL, Sorcerer’s Choice: Angel or Demon. So, it’s exciting to see JAST introducing western fans to other publishers!
There are currently no release dates for either title, but during the panel staff revealed that the translation work had been done for both titles.
Exciting news for western otome fans! During Idea Factory International announced today during their 10th Anniversary celebration at Anime Expo 2023 that they’ll be releasing My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! – Pirates of the Disturbance.
Based on the popular light novel, manga, and anime series,My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! – Pirates of the Disturbance – arrives physically and digitally in North America and Europe for the Nintendo Switch™ this Winter—featuring two new characters: Rozy Lind and Silva!