Aksys Games Reveals Norn9: Var Commons Cards and Norn9: Last Era Limited Edition

Board a mysterious ship with twelve strangers and journey to uncover the secrets that lie in the Norn!

Aksys Games offered a glimpse of the exclusive set of twelve(!) full-color character cards that will be included in all first run copies of the fan-favorite otome title Norn9: Var Commons, coming to Nintendo Switch™ on March 30th

Aksys also revealed components in the upcoming Limited Edition of the fan disk Norn9: Last Era, localized for the first time in the west and coming this summer. Included in the collection are a full color artbook, a 25″ x 15″ cloth poster, a set of 11 vinyl stickers featuring the Hiyoko, and an acrylic chibi artwork keychain. First run copies of Last Era will also have a set of twelve character cards. 

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JAST BLUE to bring Varenyett’s BL Visual Novel, ‘Sorcerer’s Choice: Angel or Demon’ to the West

Boys Love fans rejoice! Fresh on the heels of their release of Nitro+chiral’s Slow Damage, BL publisher JAST BLUE announced that they’re bringing Varenyett’s fantasy boys love game Sorcerer’s Choice: Angel or Demon (Japanese title: Mahoutsukai to Tenshi to Akuma) to the West! This is JAST BLUE’s first non-Nitro+chiral localization and I know I’m not alone in being excited to see the publisher branching out!

There isn’t an official release date just yet, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for more details from JAST BLUE!

Game Details

  • Developer: Varenyett
  • Publisher: JAST Blue (EN)
  • Platform: Windows (PC)
  • Genre: BL | Fantasy | 18+
  • Official Sites: Japanese | English
  • Release Date: Nov 30, 2018 (JP) | TBA (EN)
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Jack Jeanne to get 3 Exclusive Limited Editions from Aksys Games

Fans to be spoiled with three special editions of the upcoming game created by Sui Ishida

Aksys Games today announced that the highly anticipated visual novel and rhythm game Jack Jeanne will receive three Limited Editions in addition to the Standard Edition. Created by noted manga artist Sui Ishida (Tokyo Ghoul), Jack Jeanne is expected to launch in June 2023 for Nintendo Switch™.

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Aksys Games Announces Tengoku Struggle -Strayside- in 2024 during All Aksys Fall 2022

Aksys Games announced several new titles and revealed additional details and limited editions for other upcoming games at the “All Aksys” event today on their official Twitch channel, AksysGames. And among them were some otome game updates and a really big new otome announcement *drumroll* Tengoku Struggle -Strayside- is getting Western release in 2024 for the Nintendo Switch!

In case you missed the stream let’s recap the big otome updates and announcements so you can prepare your wallets and backlogs for 2023 and beyond!

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Butterfly’s Poison Blood Chains (Chou no Doku) Switch Port with English language support

This morning brings some good news to the otome community! Taisho era, R18 otome game, Chou no Doku, Butterfly’s Poison; Blood Chains, is getting a Nintendo Switch port with English language support from Prototype! In the game, five young men pursue the daughter of a declining noble family.

While the initial Japanese PC release was an 18+ release, it appears that the new worldwide release date is November 11, 2022.

Game Details

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Two New Announcements from First Bite Games

Hey Blerdy Tribe! Indie dev studio First Bite Games, the folks behind the tantalizingly addictive 18+ LGBTQ+ vampire VN, hosted a panel at Gayming LIVE! At the panel the team made TWO big announcements: First Bite DLC and a NEW Title!!

So you think you’re above the law because you’re undead and have perfect hair? Think again. In FIRST BITE: BAD BLOOD, begin your life as a creature of the night and discover that being a vampire isn’t just all great sex and free meals. 🩸

First Bite Games are thrilled to announce an upcoming DLC for First Bite, an LGBTQ+ dark comedy visual novel, coming early 2023.

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Exclusive Card Set Revealed for Paradigm Paradox [Press Release]

Yuuki’s ordinary life changes forever when she’s rescued by superheroes in this romantic sci-fi adventure

Hey Blerdy Tribe! Here’s some otome news hot off the presses! Aksys Games announced today that the upcoming otome game Paradigm Paradox will launch on October 27th and all first run copies of the title will include an exclusive set of 9 full-color character cards. Fans who order from the Aksys Store have the opportunity to add on a bonus soundtrack CD to their order while supplies last.

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Parade’s Dark Fantasy BL Visual Novel, Lkyt Coming to the West

Hey hey Blerdy Tribe! Anime Expo 2022 has been full of amazing announcements–I’m still buzzing from Aksys Games otome reveals—and now publisher MangaGamer is here with a surprise for BL fans! From parade, the developers of NO, THANK YOU!!! and Room No. 9, comes a dark fantasy-flavored action BL game: Lkyt.

The end is nigh.

A barren wasteland at the edge of the Earth is home to demons that have destroyed the world. There are those who have chosen to stay behind in these desecrated lands, dedicating themselves to resisting the demon threat.

They are the Seaside Nation.

By their code, they spend their peaceful days fortifying themselves against the demons. Ancient legends are all that remain of the Day of Despair, and its second coming was thought to be far in the future… But one night, warning bells ring out through the capital.

Why is this happening?

And why now?

Our young hero will find the answer in a battle to determine the fate of the world…

Game Details

  • Developer: Parade
  • Publisher: MangaGamer (EN)
  • Platform: Windows (PC)
  • Language: Japanese audio with English text
  • Genre: BL | Dark Fantasy | 18+ | Uncensored
  • Release Date: 2020 (JP) | TBA (EN)
  • Official (EN) Site: mangagamer.org/lkyt/
  • Official (JP) Site: pa-rade.jp/lkyt/
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Aksys Games Anime Expo 2022 Announcements

During their Saturday panel at Anime Expo 2022 publisher Aksys Games made a few announcements about some of their existing projects and some new titles! Of course Western otome gamers are eager to see if anything new is on the horizon for us in the coming months and into 2023! So, here’s a rundown of the big announcements from Aksys Games at this year’s Anime Expo!

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Moonchime Studios teams up with Poni-Pachet for a Haunted Obachestra English Localization Kickstarter

Hey Hey Blerdy Tribe, I have some amazing joseimuke news hot off the presses!! Moonchime Studios is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Japanese publisher Poni-Pachet to bring their latest project to English-speaking audiences, this project is Haunted Obachestra!

Poni-Pachet will publish the game and Moonchime Studios will localize it and be directly involved in the Kickstarter campaign management and other publishing efforts. Our friends at Poni-Pachet hope that this will help them connect with the community outside of Japan.

Haunted Obachestra is a fully-voiced joseimuke adventure for everyone, and will be made available for PC. The focus is on creating an immersive experience for the players by centering them in the story as the human protagonist, with options to select a gender and change the name. Music is a pivotal aspect of this multimedia project, and each song is crafted to reflect the characters and enhance the story.

Game Details

  • Genre: Joseimuke | Adventure | Visual Novel
  • Developer: Poni-Pachet
  • Localization: Moonchime Studios
  • Platform: PC
  • Rating: 12 years and above
  • Kickstarter: TBD (ETA for Kickstarter: July 2022)
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