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:
A little while ago I went on a recovery mission into my backlog and I “rescued” a few titles from the depths. One of those titles was Nightshade. When this game was originally released I didn’t have the money to purchase it, so a friend of mine from an otome group I’m in gifted it to me on Steam. Even then, I didn’t immediately play the game, and I have to wonder that if I had played it back then when the entire otome games community was hyped as hell for this game, maybe, just maybe my opinion might have been different. But, I didn’t and I’m gonna be upfront with you guys, I did not enjoy this game and the only reason I even finished the game was out of a moral obligation to the friend who bought it for me the game.
I went in expecting Nightshade to be this epic historical fantasy on par with the much beloved otome darling Hakuoki, but what I got was a bland and largely forgettable gaming experience. Everything was just so meh, it just didn’t WOW me the way I thought it would. The premise was okay, the characters were okay, and the story itself was just… you guessed it, okay. It just didn’t stand out at all. Everything was just so predictable and unoriginal, HELL if you’re looking for a better game with shinobi, I highly recommend the mobile game Destiny Ninja it has its moments, but at least it’s FUN. Nightshade just played it too safe.
Back in November, D3 Publisher announced that they would be releasing their historical otome game, Nightshade, well itis now available for purchase on Steam for just $27.99 (20% off until April 18th)!! Regular retail $34.99! The game is only available in English for the Steam client, so you will need to create an account to play it!
*Disclaimer: While the writing is mine, the images used in this post are not, they belong to D3 Publisher and Red Entertainment!*