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.

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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…

Game Details

  • 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
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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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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!

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Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei Coming to Nintendo Switch Summer 2022!

We are excited to announce that the visual novel, otome game Birushana™: Rising Flower of Genpei will be arriving physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch Summer 2022. The Limited Edition contents will be announced at a later date.

About Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei

Genji clan remains devastated by defeat. Hidden deep within the mountains of Kurama lives Shanao, the youngest surviving male heir to the Genji name. However, Shanao harbors a deep secret known by very few. The youngest heir to the Genji name is no man.

Torn between her duty to live up to the Genji family name and her desire to live a peaceful life, Shanao sets off in hopes to take down the Heike stronghold and finally bring peace in the country. Her adventure leads her to find new cherished relationships, as well as something deeper than the feud between the rivaling clans.

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Meet Allan Melville and Peter Flage from Cupid Parasite!

We’ve got a pillow specialist for your heartache! We’re excited to announce that the official website for the divine romantic comedy otome, Cupid Parasite™ , has been updated with the more character profiles in the lead up to the official English language release on November 2nd (North American release date)!

Get to know the cast of one of the most anticipated otome game of the year ahead of the big English language release! Today we’re getting to know TWO of more of the characters, Allan Melville and Peter Flage!

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Meet Raul Aconite and Ryuki F. Keisaiin from Cupid Parasite!

A movie star and fashion designer join Parasite House! We’re excited to announce that the official website for the divine romantic comedy otome, Cupid Parasite™, has been updated with the more character profiles in the lead up to the official English language release on November 2nd (North American release date)!

Get to know the cast of one of the most anticipated otome game of the year ahead of the big English language release! Today we’re getting to know TWO of the love interests, Raul Aconite and Ryuki F. Keisaiin!

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Meet the Heroine of Cupid Parasite and LIs, Gill Lovecraft and Shelby Snail!

Love is more than just bows and arrows! We’re excited to announce that the official website for the divine romantic comedy otome, Cupid Parasite™, has been updated with character profiles!

Get to know the cast of one of the most anticipated otome game of the year ahead of the big English language release! Today we’re getting to know the heroine, Lynette Mirror and TWO of the love interests, Gill Lovecraft and Shelby Snail!

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Cupid Parasite Coming to the West this November!

All you need is love~ We’re excited to announce that the divine romantic comedy otome, Cupid Parasite™, will be launching physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ on November 2 in North America and November 5 in Europe! Fans can now wishlist the game at the Nintendo eShop.


The Limited Edition will be available for preorder on October 4 at the IFI Online Stores and fans can head over to the North American store to wishlist today! The European store page will be live at time of preorder. The Limited Edition will also be available for Canadian fans through Video Games Plus with FREE Canada shipping!

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Tears of Themis Pre-Registration Open for Summer 2021 Release

Pre-register today to claim a wealth of rewards and to draw a free SR card that unlocks a romantic interaction with one of the male leads.

In April, miHoYo announced sign ups for the closed beta for their upcoming detective romance joseimuke, Tears of Themis and if you follow their Twitter you’ll remember seeing the team hinting at something big on the horizon… well… miHoYo announced that Tears of Themis is scheduled for release on Android and iOS in Summer 2021 and that the game is now available for pre-registration on Android and iOS! Pre-registering for the game will get you a ton of exclusive in-game items, so you don’t want to miss out!  In Tears of Themis, players will step into the exciting field of law, defend truth and justice, and craft romantic relationships with four distinctive male protagonists.

Tears of Themis KeyArt

Pre-registration opens today on Apple Store, Google Play, and Tears of Themis official website at https://tot.mihoyo.com/pre_registration/

Game Details

  • Genre: Romance Detective
  • Platform: iOS and Google Play
  • Estimated Release: Summer 2021
  • Developer and Publisher: miHoYo
  • Languages: English, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
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