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!
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:
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.
Cupid Parasite is a fantasy romantic comedy otome game developed by Idea Factory and a welcome change from some of the more doom and gloom heavy otome localizations we’ve gotten in the past. Follow Lynette Mirror a young bridal advisor at Los York’s number one marriage agency as she attempts to help five of the city’s most infamous bachelors find love. Unbeknownst to everyone, Lynette is secretly the Goddess of Love herself, Cupid and with a bit of divine help she might just be able to get these hopeless men to experience the bliss of true love… and maybe even experience a taste of love herself
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 Melvilleand Peter Flage!
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!
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!