The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #2

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Welcome to another week of the Sunday Otome Gaming Mail!

Thanks to those who provided kind feedback of last week’s issue. ๐Ÿ’

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve been working on revamping some pages of this blog. I’ve recently finished updating the Developers section, so take a look at that if it interests you. The March 2016 post is ready to roll and I’m also nearly finished my trial review of Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku!

Anyway, enjoy, and see you next week!

 

 

+ Reporting period: 22/2/2016~28/2/2016 +

 

โ˜… Ikemen Sengoku ~Toki wo Kakeru Koi~ announced that they’ll be releasing a character song and drama CD series. The PS Vita game (which is a port of the mobile game) is planned to be released sometime in autumn 2016.

 

โ˜… The teaser website of Yuukyuu no Tierblade -Lost Chronicle-, Otomate’s most recently announced project, is now available to take a peek at. You can also follow their Twitter account if you want to stay totally up-to-date!

 

โ˜… The official website of the highly-anticipated sequel of Kokuchou no Psychedelica, Haitaka no Psychedelica is now open! So far, visitors are able to check out the Story and Characters sections.

 

โ˜… Release dates have been announced for Kenka Banchou Otome and Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~, both of which is set for 19th May, 2016.

 

โ˜…ย Daisy2 has updated their staff blog. The PSP/PSV port of Sangoku Rensenki ~Omoedegaeshi~ has been doing excellently- according to the port publishers, Prototype, critical reception has been good and the package edition is sold out! The back orders are sold out and the next wave of stock hasn’t even hit stores yet. They’ve also reported that the sequel of Sangoku Rensenki ~Otome no Heihou~, Sangoku Rensenki ~Sakikage~ is continuing development with no issues.

 

โ˜… honeybee are looking to recruit new workers. They seem to urgently need part-time assistants and goods production & licensing managers. Less urgently, they’re after assistant directors and PR agents.

 

โ˜… Kalmia8 has updated their staff blog. They’ve expressed thanks to those who have played the trial of their R18+ otome game Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. and offered their opinions. The trial apparently allowed users to play about 1/10 of the full game. They’re hard at work as they’re heading towards mastering up their second title and have uploaded some information about Stella Worth’s store bonuses.

 

โ˜… R18+ otome brand MariaCrown has set a release date for the visual fanbook of their maiden title, Yoshiwara Higanbana: It will hit stores on the 25th of March, 2016!

 

โ˜… Doujin otome game brand Magic House has opened the website of their next R18+ otome project, Hikari no Hime: Mahou Kitan. It’s still under construction and they hope to release the game sometime in July 2016. So far, there will only be a download version available (most likely from DL Site Girl’s Maniax).

 

โ˜… In their most recent blog update, Winter Wolves has informed us that the private testing of their upcoming C14 Dating otome game is continuing, with the hopes of completing the process by the 1st of March, 2016. Scripting has also begun for Never Forget Me, which is a sequel of Always Remember Me. A screenshot of the game is also available to take a peek at. The creator estimates its possible release around summer 2016 if all goes to plan.

 

 

+ Upcoming Otome Game Site Updates +

 

โ˜… [10/3] Akai Suna Ochiru Tsukiย โ˜…

~ A promotional video introducing players to the game has been uploaded on the official Dramatic Create YouTube channel.

โ˜… [10/3] Kin’iro no Corda 4 โ˜…

~ Character: Sample voices have been added.
~ System: Information about the “Concert” gameplay and how events work added.
~ Gallery: More event CGs added.

โ˜… [18/3] [R18+] Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. โ˜…

~ Gallery: SD CG added.

โ˜… [21/4] Kamigami no Asobi InFinite โ˜…

~ Spec: Sample images of the store-specific preorder bonus bromides have been uploaded.

โ˜… [21/4] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan โ˜…

~ Character: Sample voices added.

โ˜… [19/5] Kenka Banchou Otome โ˜…

~ Promotional movie uploaded via the official Spike Chunsoft YouTube channel.

โ˜… [19/5] Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~ โ˜…

~ Special: Information about the preorder, limited and regular edition bonuses uploaded.
~ Character: More information about Domina, Arles and Silento added.

โ˜… [26/5] Kyoukai no Shirayuki โ˜…

~ Gallery: 4 new CGs added.
~ Special: Shop bonus information updated.

โ˜… [26/5] SA7 (Silent Ability 7) โ˜…

~ Issue #15 of the webcomic uploaded.

โ˜… [27/5] Blackish House Side Aโ†’ โ˜…

~ Photo: Section opened. Package artwork and 4 CGs uploaded.

โ˜… [Spring 2016] Bara no Sensou ~Sonnet of Seeds~ โ˜…

~ Staff Blog updated. It’s entitled “Mini-column: Richard I of England“. The staff goes into detail about the history behind one of the game’s characters, Richard I.

โ˜… [2016] 7’scarlet โ˜…

~ System: Information uploaded about changing the protagonist’s name and turning her side images on/off.

โ˜… [2016] Hakuouki Shinkai: Hana no Shou โ˜…

~ Theme Song, Movie: The OP movie has been uploaded through the official Idea Factory YouTube channel. The song is entitled “Arashi no Naka de Saku Hana”, which translates to “The Flower That Blooms in the Storm”. It is sung by Yoshioka Aika.

โ˜… [2016] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama โ˜…

~ Gallery: 4 CGs have been added.

โ˜… [2016] PsychicEmotion6 โ˜…

~ Character: Casual clothes sprite artwork added to Kazuteru, Aoi, Kiya, Mizuki and Subaru’s profiles.
~ System: Basic system and flowchart information added.

โ˜… [TBA] Caramel Mokaccino โ˜…

~ Sketches of the major characters uploaded.

โ˜… [TBA] [R18+] Enkan no Memoriaย โ˜…

~ Special: Short story “Haru no Wakare” uploaded.

โ˜… [TBA] Tsumikui ~Sen no Noroi, Sen no Inori~ โ˜…

~ Gallery: More CGs have been added.

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3 thoughts on “The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #2

  1. Oh my goodness. The artwork for Lost Chronicle looks so beautiful *___* I’m so so so sos os ofsfdja;fjdka;djk; so curious as to what it’s going to be about! I see a mecha in the background soo my interest is definitely piqued www I need to know more!! Lol once again thanks for all your hard work! It’s fun waking up and seeing I have a notification for your Sunday post www ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also is it just me or does otomate seem to be releasing a lot of titles this year? I’m curious about a lot of them, but I’m also a little worried it seems to be a lot of games and the quality might suffer? Or it might not, who knows www but I have high hopes for a lot of their upcoming games. I still need to get the first Psychedelica game. I was super wary of it when it first came out because it looked beautiful and had an interesting story line but I was worried it would flop. It got good reviews though so I’m looking forward to playing it ^0^ better get that done before the sequel comes out knowing how slow I play hahaha

    • Yeah, it really is! It reminds me of how gorgeous the backgrounds are in Reine des Fleurs. I was worried I wouldn’t really have a topical cover photo this week but Yuukyuu no Tierblade saved my backside!

      You’re very welcome, Usagi! Thank you for your support- I’m so happy that you look forward to these posts every week!

      I just quickly checked VNDb and I think you’re right about Otomate- excluding ports, in 2015: 9. 2016: 12 that are confirmed.

      Jan~Jun 2015: ROOT REXX, Kokuchou no Psychedelica, Hyakka Yakou, Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate, Norn9: Last Era

      Jul~Dec 2015: I DOLL U, KLAP!!, Reine des Fleurs, Bad Apple Wars

      Jan~Jun 2016: Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade, Nil Admirari, Period Cube, Kyoukai no Shirayuki

      2016 TBA: Psychic Emotion6, Collar x Malice, Suuran Digit, 7’scarlet, Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite, Norn9: Act Tune, Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama, Haitaka no Psychedelica

      I hope the quality won’t suffer, given that Otomate is already very hit-and-miss. I just hope crap like the upcoming Osomatsu-san game won’t become a frequent thing or any of the new series hitting off and spawning 10,000 fandiscs and sequels won’t happen. Overall, I think 2016 will be a much better year for them.

      I’ve finished Kokuchou no Psychedelica earlier this year. IMO, it’s definitely one of the best otome games of 2015. Somebody actually put some real effort and thought into the storyline and its characters unlike a lot of the crap that was coming out that year. It only took me an entire year to finally get to it, LOL!

      Thanks again, and hope to see you around again!

      • Haha yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to Kokuchou. I didn’t order it at first cause I was worried it’d totally flop but I’m really pleased to see it was a great game! I can’t wait to play it, I’m so excited!! Mail, get here faster!!! ^q^ And yeah, Otomate has really always been hit or miss in my opinion… but I have so many high hopes for so many of their games I’m worried I’ll be disappointed! I don’t know if I could take the heartbreak www regardless, 2016 looks like it’ll be a good year!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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