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 Switch port will be a 17+ release. The English language update will work with existing saves for previously purchased Japanese physical and digital releases. The English language digital version will be released October 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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