Winter’s Wish: Spirits of Edo is a supernatural historical otome game developed by Otomate and published by Aksys Games for the Nintendo Switch. A secret organization recruits a young woman. Her ability to sense oncoming disasters could save the country from demonic forces. Or destroy it…
Even if Tempest is a dark fantasy otome game developed by Voltage Inc. for the Nintendo Switch. This is Voltage’s first Switch exclusive release and features full Japanese voice acting. Trapped by time, by fate, and by love. Anastasia Lynzel is wrongly accused of being a witch and burned at the stake. But what should be the end is only the beginning in this dark twisted fantasy adventure.
Norn9 Var Commons is a sci-fi fantasy otome game developed by Regista and Otomate and published in English by Aksys Games for the Nintendo Switch. This is the second time the game has been localized, the first time being for the PS Vita in 2015. This new port has been updated for the Nintendo Switch console and features an revised localization script (thank God)! Board a mysterious ship and go on a journey with three young women and nine men to uncover the secrets that lie in the Norn!
Genre: Sci-fi | Mystery | Romance
Rating: ESRB T
Developer & Publisher: Otomate | Regista & Aksys Games
Are you looking for something spicy to read to make up for the lack of R18 otome localizations? I got you boo, with these steamy manga reads! Each of these manga titles bring on the heat between the sheets, so whatever you’re looking for you’ll be sure to find something fulfill your desires! So here are some manga recommendations for mature otome gamers!
2022 has been a fantastic year for Western otome fans! We were literally swimming in otome localization releases and announcements and for the first time in forever, I had a hard time keeping up! Voltage Inc surprised us all with their first Switch exclusive otome title, Even If Tempest, and fan favorite publisher Aksys Games did not disappoint announcing games well into 2024! Of course it was a year of ups and downs, but for the most part, the otome fandom in the West has been getting fed! So, I wanted to do a survey to see what games the otome fandom thought were the best of the best in 2022!
I did something similar back in 2021, but for this year’s survey I wanted to expand a bit to include some new categories: Most Romantic, Best Story/Premise, Least Favorite Otome, and Best Indie Otome of 2022. In addition to those categories I thought it would be fun to have folks vote on their favorite otome characters! So there were categories for Favorite Otome Heroine and Favorite LIs (by game).
This was a huge undertaking, so I want to give a huge thank you to everyone that participated and shared the survey! So, let’s get to the results!
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!
The release of Lover Pretendis 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!
Take down monsters and find love in Otomate’s sci-fi otome game, Paradigm Paradox, the latest localization from Aksys Games! Join Yuuki, a high school student who after developing powers is recruited to join a group of magical girls to protect her home from monsters.
We are two weeks out from the release of Otomate’s sci-fi otome game, Paradigm Paradox! I know it has pretty mixed views from otome gamers, but you have to admit it has a pretty interesting premise. The heroine, Yuuki is recruited to join a magical girl superhero group and fight against monsters called Vectors. Only, her cute teammates are actually the school hotties?! Kind of a what if I could date the Sailor Stars situation.
Thanks to our friends at Aksys Games I was able to play Paradigm Paradox and there is a lot to love about the game. So, for those of you still on the fence, here are 5 reasons I think Paradigm Paradox is worth picking up on October 27th!