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.
Shall we Date?: Scarlet Fate ~Fragments of the Past~
(白華の檻 ~緋色の欠片4~, Shirahana no Ori ~Hiiro no Kakera 4~)
Japanese (PSP): September 20th, 2012
English (iPhone and Android): June 20th, 2014
”Set against the backdrop of the Heian period (ca. AD 1000) in Japan: A sacred, snow-covered village has kept a sword with the power to bring the world to an end. A young maiden of a shrine is fated to seal the Sword’s power and protect it; her name is Princess Tamayori.
She has spent her days since childhood being tormented by her sins, and has faced them in loneliness. She lives under the heavy burden of protecting the Sword so that its power will not be released.
One night, she encounters a wounded god, and her lonely life changes forever. She will face the end of the world with comrades willing to help her. She fights to prevent the end by risking her own life, but begins to waver between her resolve and her wish to live for the one that she loves…will there be a future for those who bear sins?
In this fluttering, snow-filled world, the tale of the ancient Princess Tamayori unfolds.”
This is a free, mobile release of Shirahana no Ori ~Hiiro no Kakera 4~, done in collaboration between Idea Factory/Otomate and NTT Solmare! You can get the Android version here, or the iPhone version here.
Ken ga Kimi Translation Project
So, Starry Sky ~After Spring~ will be in the past now, let’s look at the future~
I manage to find an awesome programmer to help me with the next otome project. We got the scripts out, but there’s still a lot to be done. I’m hoping some wonderful TRANSLATORS and PROOFREADERS will want to join us on this journey of patching *LOL*
Spread the word, let everyone know~!
For what project, please take a look :D The name is 剣が君 (Ken ga Kimi by Rejet, Google it if you don’t know the game)
Translator: Historical knowledge (words, references) ‘cuz the game is in the old Japan period with samurai and all. And of course you have to know Japanese, not fluently but at least at good level, right?
Proofreader: Be fluent in English of course. Can check typos, grammar, etc…
- We’re a team, and that means cooperation and communication. If there’s anything you don’t know or want to discuss, just say it.
- I know you’re volunteering to do this for free, but that doesn’t mean doing whatever you want however you like, be responsible. It’ll affect the progress of the whole team ^^”
- Please send me an update about progress once a week (even if it’s “I was busy so haven’t got time to work on it” update, it’s fine too. This is just to make sure you’re alive. SSAS project already taught me too many lessons about people disappearing and it’s creepy.)
- If you’re busy or will be away for some time, please tell me as well.
- Please fill in this form if you’d like to join ^^!
+ More to come… but that’s about it, I’m pretty friendly and easy-going (if I do say so myself), so I’ll look forward to working with you guys XD +
Otome Draw/Chat Meet in Toronto! II
Cause there was a meet last year, time to have one this year yeahhhh /kicked — Here’s the details!:
Time: Saturday, July 5th at 1pm.
Raindate: N/A, will likely make a new post when a new date’s thought of
Location: High Park.
We’re aiming for one of the areas marked on this map.
Additional details I’ll have in my otomepicnic tag:
By the 3rd, I’ll post images of stuff to look out for (signs, picnic cloths, etc) so if you’re going, definitely go and check.
On the 5th, I’ll be at the park early to grab a spot, so hopefully about two hours before the meet, I’ll post pictures of our definite location both here on tumblr and on my twitter.
What to bring: Whatever you like. Food, water and fluids, sun protection, paper and drawing supplies, picnic blankets (just in case), your 2D boyfriends, etc.
Also common sense but that’s a given.
If meet-goers have questions, don’t hesitate to throw a message in my ask box!
Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side: 3rd Story
(ときめきメモリアル Girl’s Side: 3rd Story)
Release dates (PSP)
Japanese: March 15th, 2012
Unofficial English patch: June 16th, 2014
”The game takes place at Habataki High School seven years after the first Tokimeki Girl’s Side. There are a total of six new bachelors, plus three secret characters.
TMGS 3 implements a totally new system; the Love Triangle. Instead of a rival girl going after the character you’re pursuing, all six bachelors are paired with another, making it so that you can ‘date’ two of them at a time. TMGS 3 also introduces a revamped clothing system with a few new clothing styles and the ability to ‘level up’ your fashion.”
This is an English release for the premium edition of Tokimemo Girl’s Side 3! You can download the patch here. The patch for the DS version will be released soon.
Hatoful Boyfriend remake
As you know, Hatoful Boyfriend HD was announced. It’s the first HB complete edition remake and the lines will be almost same as the original one. (because Nazerine’s translation is the best you know!)
The most important purpose of this project is to make Hatoful run on modern OS. Unfortunately, even my Mac cannot work on the original HB anymore since the VN engine is too old one.
So I decided to trust them to port HB. It means I get much time to make new stories.
Some of pictures will be upgraded for HD size. I’ll supervise and revise them. Also, there will be “Achievements”.
E3 is a great honor for me.
Thank you UK, the great pigeon kingdom.
Hey! I just wanted to let you know that the link you gave to buy Starry Sky ~ After Spring is invalid(?), I ordered a copy from YesAsia yesterday and even received a confirmation email, but today I got an email saying that they're out of stock after checking with their suppliers. If there are any other places/sites I can purchase the official Japanese version from the US that you know of, it'd be super amazing! Thanks :)
Oh no, thank you for telling me! I’ll change it right away. I believe that Amazon.com has it here. Sorry about that~
Support Otome Games in America (NISA)
Another company that I believe we should ask to localize otome games is NISA. NISA’s parent company NIS is responsible for the Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ series and Kamigami no Asobi. Unfortunately, when someone posted a game request thread for Uta no☆Prince-sama it was promptly closed and it was stated NISA wouldn’t be able to localize it. The good news is, there are two otome game request threads that are still open. I believe if we all work together, we can show companies there is a market for otome games in English. :)
NISA Threads: Kamigami no Asobi - Ludere deorum & Otomate Games (Idea Factory)
NISA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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