Charade Maniacs is a mystery otome game developed by Idea Factory for the Nintendo Switch and published in English by Idea Factory International. Can you trust someone who might be a traitor? A mysterious figure abducts Hiyori Sena, transporting her to a strange world with nine other abductees and welcomes them to a world called Arcadia.
Everyone must act out “dramas” for a chance to escape, all whilst avoiding the trappings of a traitor.
Genre: Mystery | Romance | Suspense
Rating: ESRB T
Developer & Publisher: Idea Factory & Idea Factory International
Exciting news for western otome fans! During Idea Factory International announced today during their 10th Anniversary celebration at Anime Expo 2023 that they’ll be releasing My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! – Pirates of the Disturbance.
Based on the popular light novel, manga, and anime series,My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! – Pirates of the Disturbance – arrives physically and digitally in North America and Europe for the Nintendo Switch™ this Winter—featuring two new characters: Rozy Lind and Silva!
The Western otome fandom is currently in the middle of an otome boom! Since February, we’ve seen at least one otome game release a month. Now otome lovers are finding their backlogs filled to the brim with a variety of new game… June has been especially tough, with otome localization giants, Aksys Games and Idea Factory International, both dropping otome games within weeks of each other?!
Aksys’s Jack Jeanne has been a much anticipated release for most in the fandom, in comparison IFI’s Charade Maniacs received a more mixed reception. So, many otome gamers are asking themselves whether Charade Maniacs is worth their time. Well, thanks to the awesome folks at Idea Factory International, I’ve had the chance to play Charade Maniacs ahead of the June 27th release. And I am here to give you a few reasons why you might want to give this otome localization a try (or not)!
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!
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!
Revisit the world of Amnesia Memories with Idea Factory International’s localization of Amnesia Later x Crowd—a fandisc compilation that features new scenarios, fun mini games, and even more opportunities to spend time with your favorites from the first game. Previously released as two separate games Later x Crowd is packed with hours of content to enjoy! Thanks to the lovely folks at IFI, I was able to get a sneak peek at the game and I am here to share my thoughts! So lets dive into my review of the Nintendo Switch release of Amnesia Later x Crowd.
Genre: Fandisc | Romance | Mystery
Rating: ESRB T
Release Date: September 20th, 2022
Developer & Publisher: Otomate & Idea Factory International
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?
Genre: Historical | Action | Romance
Rating: ESRB T
Developer & Publisher: Otomate | Red Entertainment | Idea Factory International
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 Parasitelast 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!
Wanna know more about Birushana? I got you covered!