Keeping you updated on the latest in English otome games!
Here you'll find information about traditional visual novel style GxB otome games, RPGs with otome elements, as well as GxG games made for a female audience.
An otome game (乙女ゲーム, otome gēmu, literally meaning girl game) is a story based video game that is targeted towards a female market. Generally one of the goals, besides the main plot goal, is to develop a romantic relationship between the female player character and one of several male, or occasionally female characters.
Last week independent PC otome game developer Poni-Pachet SY announced on their website that they would be bringing their game OZMAFIA!! to audiences in English. Not many more details were offered but last night at an Anime Expo 2014 panel publisher Manga Gamer announced that they would be teaming up with Poni-Pachet to bring the game over, aiming for a Steam release. This is great news for the visibility and availability of quality otome games in English!
After doing a bit of research on the game, but not too much as to spoil the impending first experience, I’ve become very excited for it. The game appears to have 10 routes total, which is quite a lot compared to dating sim average. It also has what appears to be a polyamorous route and a route with a woman (though not entirely sure if it’s considered romantic, from what bit I saw written up). I also read some mentions of something along the lines of a rebound system, like you can end up dumping one character and ending up with another. These systems all sound amazingly interesting and I’m eager to see how they actually play out when I can finally play it! And it’s promising that Otome Jikan and my friend Lijakaca both reviewed the game highly, as their opinions usually align with mine. In addition I am really liking Satoi’s art, who had also done work on Diabolik Lovers.
I took the simple relationship chart from the official website and did some translations and edits on it so new people can better get a feel for the characters and factions available in the game. As you can see it’s a mafia-themed world steeped in fairy tale and Western literature motifs. Most romanization of names were taking from the official site but Fuuka’s name was taken from the official Manga Gamer press release. I also added in Hameln to the chart since his full profile is available on the website anyways, so you can get a broad view of all the available routes.
(Source: girls.hobibox.net, via otomesweetheart)
My Sweet Proposal ~Will You Marry Me?~
Release dates (iPhone, Android)
Japanese: April 29th, 2014
English: July 30th, 2014
”You are working as a wedding planner and your boss puts you in charge of organizing three weddings. Which one will you choose to work on?
There’s the wedding for the arrogant son of a rich family, a wedding for a dress designer who is also one of your suppliers, and the wedding for your ex-boyfriend who just can’t forget…
Is this sudden encounter a sign of destiny? Will you be able to overcome all the obstacles of love and get your own sweet proposal?!”
This is a free game by OKKO! You can get the Android version here, or the iPhone version here.
Animal Boyfriend: Paws & Tails
Release dates (iPhone, Android)
Japanese: October, 2012
English: July 14th, 2014
”I always dreamed of helping an animal who wanted to become a human, and today is the day it all starts. I’m really excited…
Suddenly, the doorbell rang. When I opened the door, I saw a handsome man. His outward appearance looked completely human, but there was something different, yet cute about his expression and demeanor.
Oh, so this is his human form. Somehow, I had a feeling that we would get along just fine…”
This is a free game by Ambition Co Ltd! You can get the Android version here, or the iPhone version here.
Prank Masters is an upcoming otome game by Lockvia Studios. A demo will be released in November 2014 with the full game coming out sometime in 2015. It will be available in English for PC and Mac with a 13+ rating and 10-30 hours of gameplay.
The trailer for our upcoming visual novel, Princess of Ruin, is now up!
I’m back! Phew. I’ll start updating everything now~
Hi there everyone! I just wanted to let you all know; I’m going to be away until August 9th. There is a chance I will be able to post updates within that time, but even then, they will not be as frequent.
I’ll make sure to catch up on everything once I’m back, but until then, you can still feel free to send me messages and questions!
Thank you! Have a good July~
"OZMAFIA!!" Game to Receive Official English Release
Poni-Pachet, the creators of the Japanese otome game ”OZMAFIA!!”, have made an announcement to their English speaking fans:
"Dear our English-speaking friends and overseas otome game users,
Thank you for your many inquiries and requests.
We have finally decided to sell a localized version of “OZMAFIA!!”.
We are now hard at work making an English version.
Please await further messages for details such as method and time of sale.
Thank you for your message to us.
I could not reply to every one. sorry.
I worried a lot about whether to make a localized version.
This is because I have repeatedly seen how our data is used publicly in unbelievable ways, such as illegal uploads, in illustrations or in music.
However, I have also seen people who censure illegal uploads raise their voices in order to stop this practice.
It is precisely this what gave me the push that I needed to make this localized version.
Thank you to all of you who believed in my words and waited for a long time.
I hope you will be pleased with this news!
This is amazing news! I hope everyone will support Poni-Pachet in their endeavors. Remember, they are a new independent group in Japan, and everything counts. Please do not upload or pirate the English version when it is released, and buy a copy if you can! More news will come soon.
Enchanted in the Moonlight
Release dates (iPhone, Android)
Japanese: February 3rd, 2014
English: June 23rd, 2014
"You live a normal life, until the day you’re attacked by otherworldly Ayakashi, who are intent on stealing the special power you were born with. However, your saviors also happen to be Ayakashi, and five very handsome ones at that!
You were born with the ability to amplify the power of any Ayakashi. In order to save your life, your Ayakashi marks you with his kiss; and how exactly do you transfer your power to him? Why, also with a kiss, of course!”
This is a new release by Voltage Inc! The prologue is free, and each route costs USD$3.99. You can get the Android version here, or the iPhone version here.
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