Lover Pretend (Nintendo Switch) Otome Review

Do you like rom-coms? Chill vibes? Well, then you’ll want to check out Aksys Games’s latest Otomate otome localization, Lover Pretend. Get pulled into the entertainment industry with aspiring screenwriter, Chiyuki as she navigates her budding career, life and love! Sometimes a love born from a little white lie can blossom into something real!

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Lover Pretend Eiichirou Asagi Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Eiichirou’s route unlocks after clearing the Happy Ends of the other 4 players.
  • There are three endings: Happy End, Normal End, and Bad End.
  • The final CG for Eiichirou can be collected by reading through Eiichirou’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • After unlocking every CG, a special reward CG unlocks.
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Lover Pretend Riku Nishijima Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Riku can be collected by reading through Riku’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Lover Pretend Harumi Makino Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Harumi can be collected by reading through Harumi’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Lover Pretend Yukito Sena Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Yukito can be collected by reading through Yukito’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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Lover Pretend Kazuma Kamikubo Walkthrough


Official Website: Japanese | English

Where to Buy: Nintendo eShop


  • Kazuma, Yukito, Harumi, and Riku are playable at the start. Eiichirou unlocks after you finish the Happy Ends of the other 4 routes.
  • Besides the one locked route, there is no recommended order, so play however you like.
    • Each route has six endings: (1) Happy End, (1) Good End, and (4) Bad Ends.
  • Individual route branch off starts in Episode 04
  • The final CG for Kazuma can be collected by reading through Kazuma’s Feelings in Back Stage after clearing his Happy End.
  • Perfect clearing the Pretend Time mini game earns more Affection than regular Choices.
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5 Reasons You Should Play Lover Pretend

The release of Lover Pretend is right around the corner and if you’re looking for a cute, lighthearted otome game, you are definitely going to want to give this a go! Aspiring scriptwriter, Chiyuki dreams of breaking into the industry and one day finding her father. When she lands a job as an assistant on the set of a major film she takes one step closer to realizing her personal and career aspirations. As she searches for information about her father a twist of fate has her crossing paths with four men who may have the answers she need. And through a twist of fate she finds herself entangled in a pretend relationship with one of them?! This is a pretend love role, not true love. Can Chiyuki create a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?

Lover Pretend is set to release on December 1, 2022. But, if you’re still on the fence about picking up the latest Aksys Games otome localization, I have five reasons I think you should totally play Lover Pretend!

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Aksys Games “All Aksys” 2022 Otome Updates & Variable Barricade Livestream

It’s another wonderful Otome Day! Today, Aksys Games hosted another All Aksys livestream over on Twitch and they are feeding otome fans again in 2022! The biggest highlights being release dates for previously announced otome titles: Lover Pretend, Paradigm Paradox, Kimi wa Yukima ni Koinegau, and Piofiore 1926 and something super awesome that I’m participating in!! Don’t worry, Blerdy Otome has you covered on all the updates and announcements from this latest, All Aksys!

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Aksys Games Reveals Four New Otome Games Coming to the West

Otome fans are getting spoiled in 2021! Right on the heels of all the great IFI Summer Stream announcements, Aksys Games steps up to the plate! We already know about Olympia Soiree (September 9, 2021), Dairoku: Ayakashimori (December 2, 2021), and Variable Barricade (February 2022), not to be out done, during their All Aksys stream, the publisher came through with three more otome game releases making their way to the west! 

That’s right fam, Aksys is giving us a whole new crop of otome game releases! Making their way to the west very soon are: Lover Pretend, Paradigm Paradox, Kimi wa Yukima ni Koinegau, and Piofiore 1926!! 


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Lover Pretend

Tentative Release: 12/2022

Chiyuki lives alone, spending all her time studying for university and doing part-time work. She has two dreams in life: to become a scriptwriter—also a dream of her late mother—and to find her father whom she never met. From clues left behind, it seems her mother was writing a drama script before she was born. Chiyuki lands a job as an assistant to a scriptwriter for a film that the sons of the drama staff are making. She searches for information while working her new job, but in a twist of events ends up cast in the role of their love interest…? This is a pretend love role, not true love. Can Chiyuki create a script about fake lovers, while not knowing anything about falling in love herself?

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