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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.
Yesterday brought us the surprise announcement that PROTOTYPE would be publishing Primula’s fantasy otome game, Taisho x Alice All in One to the Nintendo Switch! Well, today is release day and All in One is now available in the Nintendo eshop!
There is even more news for the joseimuke community! Yesterday, Japanese publisher, Primula (the team behind the much beloved, Taisho x Alice series) launched the official site for their upcoming title, “Qualia/Δ” for PC. While there has been no official localization announcement, the site launched with tentative English and Simplified Chinese support. So far, what we know is that this is not an otome game, but a romance title focusing on three main protagonists.
Release Date: TBA
Languages: Japanese (English and Simplified Chinese tentative support)
April Fools Day is the time of year when just about everyone tries their hand at trolling the unsuspecting masses with false announcements and pranks–and each year otome lovers seem to get the short end of the stick. Within the gaming industry fake dating-sim announcements have been the prank of choice for most publishers, much to the ire of actual fans, so when Korean publisher Cheritz teased a new game on April 1st, let’s just say folks were skeptical.
But, I am happy to say that this is one announcement that isn’t fake! After four years in development, Cheritz revealed that their real-time boyfriend/companion app, The Ssum: Forbidden Lab is finally getting an official release on April 27th! The team has also launched an official site for more information on the game before it drops later this month.
Idea Factory International announced during New Game Plus Expo that the otome visual novel game Birushana™: Rising Flower of Genpei will be launching physically and digitally for the Nintendo Switch™ on June 28 in North America and on July 1 in Europe. The Limited Edition and the Opening Movie Trailer also premiered during the NGPX showcase stream. Fans get an exclusive trading card when they pre-order the Limited Edition on the IFI Online Store!
It has finally happened people! Idea Factory International today announced at the NGPX showcase that the otome visual novel Amnesia™: Memories, and its companion compilation Amnesia™: Later x Crowd, will launch on Nintendo Switch™ this fall. Amnesia: Memories takes players on a romantic adventure to find the truth behind your memory loss, with five romantic paths that branch off into 20+ endings. The companion compilation, Amnesia: Later x Crowd, brings two Amnesia games previously only released in Japan to Western audiences. Players can wishlist the Standard Edition or Limited Edition for both Amnesia: Memories and Amnesia: Later x Crowd at the IFI Online Store.
By now most of you have heard the good news: We’re getting another surprise otome localization! During the JACK JEANNE anniversary livestream, Broccoli announced that they are planning to release Jack Jeanne for the Nintendo Switch in both English and Traditional Chinese! The news was further confirmed by a tweet from the official Jack Jeanne twitter account, though an official release date has not been announced. There have been rumors about a possible English language release for awhile now and to have it finally confirmed is huge news!!
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.
This past weekend, while I was at FujoCon, Wholesome Games dropped their 2021 Direct, spotlighting over 70 amazing upcoming indie games! For those of you that don’t know, here’s a bit about Wholesome Games:
“Wholesome Games is a community that started on Twitter when indie game developer Matthew Taylor began curating games according to their feelings of comfort, compassion, and coziness.
One of the goals of Wholesome Games is to change how we think about which games are taken seriously. For many years, the most critically acclaimed titles have been the ones with the darkest themes and grimmest depictions of life, but there’s also a whole world of hopeful video games with rich storytelling, innovative gameplay, and beautiful art and sound. We want to be a part of showcasing the breadth of experiences that games can have for players.”
Wholesome Games is out here adding a bit of sunshine and happiness to the world one game at a time, and that’s something I can really get behind! So, I took a bit of time between panels to check out their lineup and there were more than a few games that caught my eye… so I figured why not spotlight some of the games I’m most excited to play! Nothing fancy, just a quick little list of games from the direct that I am definitely adding to my wishlist!
Joseimuke publisher, Moonchime Studios has partnered with Japanese publisher, Holicworks to bring the R-18 boys’ love visual novel, Tokyo Onmyoji -The Tale of Rei Tengenjibashi- to international audiences! Follow a strong-willed protagonist on a quirky, fast-paced story filled with humor, thrill and action. Get to romance four love interests with charming and unique personalities, some of the protagonist’s relationships will be cute and warm, others intriguing and dangerous. This game is guaranteed to have something for every BL fan to like. The game is fully voiced and features beautiful art from Akira Sakamoto.
Genres: BL, adventure (visual novel)
Platform: PC (Steam, JAST USA, other platforms TBD)