Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei Review

Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei is a historical fantasy otome game developed by Otomate and Red Entertainment, and localized by Idea Factory International. Raised as a man, Shanao is the youngest surviving heir of the Genji clan. Despite her desire to live a life of peace, she finds herself drawn into a conflict between her clan and that of the Heike. To bring peace to the world, she will have to pick up her sword and fight, but war is rarely black and white, and she soon learns there’s more going on than a simple feud between rival clans. Genji or Heike? Which side will you choose?

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Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei LE Unboxing

Otome gamers are living the dream in 2022! With literally more games than we can play, we are getting fed–and I am here for it! Idea Factory International came out of the gate strong with Cupid Parasite last year, and the announcement of Switch ports for Amnesia Memories and Later x Crowds caught everyone by surprise. But, before that, the lovely folks at IFI are hitting us with the historical fantasy otome game, Birushana Rising Flower of Genpei!

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Games I’m Most Excited About From Wholesome Games Direct 2022

The Wholesome Direct 2022 showcase dropped this past weekend and with it a whole host of upcoming indie games! This year I participated as one of the Wholesome Games content creator partners by co-streaming the event on my Twitch channel, and y’all I was blown away by all the amazing games on the horizon! But, just in case you missed my live reactions, here are some of the games that I am most excited for from the Wholesome Direct 2022!

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Aksys Games Reveals Launch Date, Exclusive Card Set for Piofiore: Episodio 1926

Aksys Games today announced that Piofiore: Episodio 1926, The full sequel to last year’s hit Piofiore: Fated Memories, will launch on September 22nd for Nintendo Switch™ in both Standard and Limited editions. Each first run copy includes six full-color collectible cards featuring the main characters in the game.

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Publishers Please Do Better By Western Otome Gamers

In the year of our lord 2022, at a time when otome gamers have been blessed with more otome localizations than we can feasibly play, otome fans are still having to prove that there is a demand for otome games in the West. What’s worse is this new wave of frustration was brought about by Koei Tecmo, which many in the otome community know for their Ruby Party line of games, most notably the Angelique series. In a recent interview with the development team behind Touken Ranbu Warriors, the team remarked that the publisher would consider bringing Ruby Party otome games to the west “if there is a demand”. The issue further came to a head when Koei tweeted that “demand” would be determined by how well Touken Ranbu Warriors does in sales.

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