Earlier today, Idea Factory International finally announced the release date for the otome game, Charade Maniacs. The latest localization will be making it’s way to the Nintendo Switch both physically and digitally on June 27, 2023! In addition, the publisher also announced that Charade Maniacs will also have an exclusive limited edition!Continue reading “Charade Maniacs Coming to Switch June 27 with Limited Edition”
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even if TEMPEST Fan Disc even if TEMPEST: Dawning Connections Coming in English Summer 2023!
even if TEMPEST: Dawning Connections is the hard-won happily ever after to even if TEMPEST, a dark fantasy centered on the themes of “witch trials” and the “Fatal Rewind,” the ability to time travel through death. The fan disc paints a rich, hopeful picture of the days the protagonists share after the main story.
Along with this announcement comes the unveiling of popular illustrator Norita’s key visuals for Dawning Connections, which serve to illuminate the creative talents of the same stellar team that produced even if TEMPEST. This summer, enjoy the perfect final act to this timeless tale!Continue reading “even if TEMPEST Fan Disc even if TEMPEST: Dawning Connections Coming in English Summer 2023!”
Musical Expression Inspires Jack Jeanne Creator Sui Ishida
When developer Broccoli first pitched the idea for the upcoming visual novel and rhythm game Jack Jeanne, noted mangaka Sui Ishida was intrigued by the concept and took on the challenge of making it his own. A story about students in a highly competitive musical theater school might seem a dissonant setting for a video game from Ishida-san, creator of the popular dark fantasy franchise Tokyo Ghoul, but a passion for musical expression sparked his interest in the project.Continue reading “Musical Expression Inspires Jack Jeanne Creator Sui Ishida”
Idea Factory Intl Announces Charade Maniacs for Summer 2023 release during bizarre stream
So, in the biggest troll in history, publisher, Idea Factory International announced, the localization of Charade Maniacs, during their Valentines Day 2023 stream! This news comes after a bizarre hour and a half of static screens, cryptic messages, and a live chat experience that solidified the fact that the otome fandom can make even the biggest waste of time a party. This is by far the weirdest way to announce a game, but hey, more otome!
- Genre: Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
- Rating: ESRB T
- Developer & Publisher: Otomate & IFI
Take on the role of Hiyori Sena, a high school sophomore who has been abducted by a masked figure. Trapped in the mysterious world of Arcadia with nine others, she is forced by her captor to act in dramas alongside the other abductees. To make matters worse, there’s a traitor among the costars! Love blooms on and off stage in this dramatic search for truth and romance. Who can you trust?
Originally released for the PlayStation®Vita only in Japan, the eccentric cast returns to the stage on the Nintendo Switch! Fans can experience this otome title officially localized for the first time in North America and Europe!Continue reading “Idea Factory Intl Announces Charade Maniacs for Summer 2023 release during bizarre stream”
Touchstarved: A new monstrous Visual Novel from Red Spring Studio
TOUCHSTARVED is a gothic horror romance visual novel and debut game from Red Spring Studio: a small indie team made up of veteran game developers from Riot Games, Nix Hydra, Bungie, and more. The game will be crowdfunded via Kickstarter in Spring 2023 for release on PC and Mac.Continue reading “Touchstarved: A new monstrous Visual Novel from Red Spring Studio”
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™.Continue reading “Jack Jeanne to get 3 Exclusive Limited Editions from Aksys Games”
Slow Damage, the latest Boys’ Love title from JAST BLUE, Releases this November
Hugely anticipated since its smash-hit Japanese release, the English translation of Nitro+CHiRAL’s Boys’ Love title Slow Damage will be released digitally on November 14th 2022.
Slow Damage is now available! Check out the full review for all the details: Slow Damage BL Game Review – Beauty in the Macabre!
Physical copies will be available for preorder through J-List and the game will be sold digitally through the JAST Store and GOG. JAST BLUE is currently exploring a Steam release in the near future as well.
Slow Damage tells the story of Towa, a hedonistic artist living in a yakuza-controlled city of the near future. Intent on painting people’s darkest desires, Towa seeks out extreme sensation and seedy underworld connections. But in exposing the truths of those around him, Towa may have uncovered more than he bargained for…
- Developer: Nitro+chiral
- Publisher: JAST Blue (EN)
- Platform: Windows (PC)
- Genre: BL | Mature | 18+
- Release Date: 2020 (JP) | November 14, 2022 (EN)
- Preorder the Game: Digital | Physical
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.
- Genre: Historical | Romance
- Rating: 17+
- Developer & Publisher: Aromarie & Prototype
- Similar Games: Men of Yoshiwara | Rose in the Embers | Charming Empire
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.Continue reading “Exclusive Card Set Revealed for Paradigm Paradox [Press Release]”
Find Your True Love in Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei this June!
I know everyone is eagerly awaiting the release of Idea Factory International’s Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei. I am excited to report that the official website for the visual novel otome game Birushana™: Rising Flower of Genpei is now updated with the following:
- Character Profiles: Shanao, Yoritomo Minamoto, Noritsune Taira, Tomomori Taira, Benkei Musashibo, Shungen
- System: About the Game, Protagonist Name Change, Love Catch, Information Screen, Dictionary, Flowchart
Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei will be arriving physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch on June 28 in North America and July 1 in Europe. So, let’s check out the details on the game!Continue reading “Find Your True Love in Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei this June!”