The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #11

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Good afternoon!

It’s been another quiet news week, but I hope you find an update that pleases you! If you haven’t checked it out yet, the May 2016 Monthly Releases post has been uploaded with information on some major around-the-corner titles that may interest you.

 

 

+ Reporting period: 25/4/2016~1/5/2016 +

 

Website/Teaser site uploads and openings:

 

Release dates confirmed for:

 

R18+ otome game company A’sRing have announced through issue #20 of Sweet Princess that a 4th title is in the works. Called Furue, Yurayura to, details are scarce at this stage but what is known is that the game will be involve somehow travelling back to the Heian period and that there will 8 characters including the protagonist. The writer will be Sayaka (莢火) and the artwork will be done by Marika (茉莉花), under her Fujinami Mari (藤浪 まり) alias.

 

A trial of Koezaru wa Akai Hana ~Koi wa Tsuki ni Michibikareru~ was released on 28/4/2016 through the PlayStation Store. The full game will be made available on 13/6/2016.

 

dramatic create (a company specialising in the porting of R18+ VNs to PlayStation playable all-ages releases) have announced on their official Twitter account that they will be porting Kalmia8’s first adult otome title, Torikago no Marriage to PlayStation Vita. The port will be called Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~ and a teaser site for it is now online. dramatic create plans on releasing the port during 2016.

 

A special free DLC only for those who bought both Hakuouki Shinkai gamesKaze no Shou and Hana no Shou– will be made available via the PlayStation Store. The availability will be limited, with Hakuouki fans having from 16/6/2016 to 15/8/2016 to download the DLC. The DLC will contain mini-episodes featuring all of the main characters of both games, as well as an exclusive congratulatory CG for the completion of both games.

 

Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~ will be running two events- one is a preorder event, the other is a Twitter campaign. For the preorder event, “Tsukishiro-sama” will be “descending upon” the main Animate store located in Ikebukuro and will be handing out Oumagatoki flyers. Tsukishiro will be cosplayed by Kuryu, a professional cosplayer. This is to take place on 15/5/2016 at 1~3pm and 4~6pm. For the Twitter campain, Twitter users have a chance to win one of 9 posters which feature each character and a signature of their seiyuu. It is a Re-Tweeting campaign in which users must follow the official Twitter account and Retweet a special Tweet to enter the draw. The first draw will begin on 1/5/2016 and last until 30/5/2016. Until August 2016, there will be a winner drawn every month.

 

To celebrate the birthday of Uta no Prince-sama’s Ichinose Tokiya, the official Broccoli Store will be releasing a special birthday bag charm. Fans have from 27/4 to 19/5/2016 to place their orders. The charm costs 2,500 yen and will be sent out to buyers in early August 2016; which is around Tokiya’s birthday (6th August).

 

Operetta have released the 28th issue of their mini magazine. This issue focuses on Tai Souta of Tsumikui ~Sen no Noroi, Sen no Inori~, with exercpts from the game scenario featuring him, some commentary by Matsutake Ume, the writer and a short comic centering around Souta.

 

Seduce Me 2: The Demon War has been Greenlit on Steam. The sequel to Seduce Me is expected to be made available on 20/5/2016.

 

 

 

+ Upcoming Otome Game Site Updates +

 

[29/4] Dynamic Chord feat. Liar-S Append Disc

~ Profile: Added 6th lot of voice samples.

[29/4] Ozmafia!! [Official English-translated PC version]

~ Also available on Steam.

[19/5] Kenka Banchou Otome

~ Gallery → Movie: Konparu Takayuki gameplay movie added.

[19/5] Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~

~ Gallery: 1 CG added.
~ System: Added information about the “History” and “Choice Jump” function. With “History”, players are able to go back to any chapter of any route once they’ve cleared the route. As for the “Choice Jump” function, players can skip to the next set of choices once they’ve already read the chapter’s content. If there is anything unread in between choices, the game will automatically stop the jump at that point.
~ Special: 2 gameplay movies added.

[20/5] Seduce Me 2: The Demon War

~ Got Greenlit on Steam.

[26/5] Kyoukai no Shirayuki

~ Special: 3 gameplay movies added.

[26/5] SA7 (Silent Ability 7)

~ Special → Webcomic: Issue #24 of the webcomic uploaded.
~ Gallery: More CGs added.

[2/6] Taishou x Alice ~all in one~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[16/6] Hakuouki Shinkai: Hana no Shou

~ Movie: Gameplay movies added.
~ Information about the double purchase DLC added. See above section for more details.

[23/6] Koezaru wa Akai Hana ~Koi wa Tsuki ni Michibikareru~

~ A gameplay movie introducing Slen of has been uploaded by dramatic create’s official YouTube channel.
~ Trial released through the PlayStation Store. See above section for more details.

[27/5 → 24/6] Blackish House Side A→

~ NO UPDATES ~

[30/6] Zettai Kaikyuu Gakuen ~Eden with roses and phantasm~ [PSV]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[21/7] 7’scarlet

~ Story: Details of events during in-game August 1st added.
~ Characters:
Supporting character profiles of Hirasaka Yuki, Susano Yua and Kukuri Yasuhisa added.
~ System:
Three major details have been added and explained. The first one is how the camera will move around so that more of the scenery can be taken in, unlike the usually static backgrounds and sceneries of the visual novel genre. Secondly, the “108 TIPS” system. Reminiscent of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni’s “Tips”, there will be a total of 108 tips in 7’scarlet. Here, players can get insider stories and “behind the scenes” look at characters’ conversations and actions. Thirdly, a bit more detail about the structure of the common route. The common route will cover the in-game period of August 1st~3rd. Your choices during the common route will influence who will invite the protagonist to the summer festival, thereby kick-starting their individual route.
~ Gallery:
3 CGs added.
~ Special:
Promotional movie, OP movie and 2 gameplay movies added.

[28/7] Collar x Malice

~ Gallery: 5 CGs added.
~ Special:
OP movie uploaded.

[29/7] [R18+] Mashou Megane

~ Characters: Supporting character profiles added.
~ Gallery:
4 CGs added.
~ Staff blog:
Comments on the latest site updates and more details about their involvement in issue #20 of Sweet Princess.

[29/7] Tsumikui ~Sen no Noroi, Sen no Inori~

~ Gallery: CGs uploaded.

[4/8] 12-sai. ~Koi suru Diary~

~ Website now online.

[4/8] Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite

~ Product Information: Information about store bonuses now online.
~ Characters: Additional sample voices uploaded.

[25/8] Meiji Tokyo Renka: Full Moon

~ Release date announced.
~ Product Information:
Details of what the TREASURE BOX edition will contain have been added.

[25/8] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama

~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.
~ Product Information:
Pre-order and limited edition bonus information added.

[25/8] Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~

~ Information about their pre-order event and Twitter campaign uploaded. See above section for more details.

[Summer 2016] Crank In

~ Teaser site opened. Planned to be released sometime during 2016, though some sources such as Otome Lab have been more specific in saying during summer 2016.

[21/9] Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

~ NO UPDATES ~

[Spring 2016 → 25/11] Bara no Sensou -Sonnet of Seeds-

~ Staff Blog: Introduction to the most recently revealed character, Hauser, who is a German merchant attached to the Hanseatic League.

[Autumn 2016] Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru Koi ~Arata naru Deai~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[25/8/201512/11/2015 → Winter 2016] Starry☆Sky ~Spring Stories~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Black Wolves Saga -Weiβ und Schwarz-

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2014 2015 →2016] Gunjou no Yuki

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Haitaka no Psychedelica

~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.

[2016] NORN9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Act Tune

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] PsychicEmotion6

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Suuran Digit

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~

~ Website uploaded.

[2016] Yuukyuu no Tierblade -Lost Chronicle-

~ Gallery: Section opened.
~ Sound → BGM: 1 BGM sample added.
~ Special: Wallpapers uploaded.

[TBA] Caramel Mokaccino

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Diabolik Lovers: LOST EDEN

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Enkan no Memoria

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Fortissimo

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Hana Oboro ~Sengoku-den Ranki~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Ken ga Kimi: Momoya Tsuzuri

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Repeat [PSV]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Yunohana SpRING! Cherishing Time

~ Teaser site uploaded.

[TBA] [R18+] Yuukyou no Aster

~ NO UPDATES ~

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8 thoughts on “The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #11

  1. I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  2. Seeing this post every week motivates me to pick up Japanese again! There are so many games I’m missing out on! Thanks for compiling all the new releases, upcoming games, and updates all in one place! This must take a lot of work, but it’s so helpful!

    • Hello, pokeninja!

      You’re very welcome. It’s not extremely hard work as long as I don’t try to write the whole thing in one day. I find writing these helpful for myself, also. It’s easy to lose track of updates if you don’t watch news sites or the actual websites like a hawk.

      Thank you for your kind words!

  3. Bishounenpalace

    Thank you for your hardwork for keeping us updated! 😀 I’m really interested in A’sring’s Enkan no Memoria, if only they announced the seiyu cast & released date soon >..< and wao, seriously, they've already developed the 4th game while their 3rd is yet to release @@

    • You’re very welcome!

      I find myself slightly intrigued by Enkan no Memoria as well. I’m not a fan of A’sRing’s previous two games, but it seems like they’re trying to drip their toes into the “serious” market, so we’ll see how they go. They have been a bit slow in regards to major updates, haven’t they?

      I was able to find slightly more information about Furue, Yurayura to, which I will be publishing in this week’s Sunday Mail. They also want to go the PURE WOOL route and split it into two releases. This is also another “dark and serious” game, which makes me wonder if they’re planning to ditch the light-hearted image they project.

      That being said, A’sRing specialises in 3P, which isn’t something I’m too keen on (don’t hate it, but I don’t care for it).

      Thanks for reading!

      • Bishounenpalace

        I fell in love with this game when I saw the art, probably will preoder it when it’s available 😀 yeah, they’ve been slow in updating info recently, which is quite frustrating >..< do you think they're able to convince some more mainstream seiyu to voice the game, which is why they haven't announce the rest of cv yet (Maybe I'm so daydreaming lol).
        My fav character in this game is probably Eita (the brown hair guy), his face is just to my liking ( ̄▽ ̄) , actually I can feel that Suzuki Yuto or Abe atsushi will do his voice, but it's gonna be interesting if A'sring can invite someone like Matsuoka Yoshitsugu to do voice Eita ( ̄▽ ̄)
        Btw, I'm glad that they continue to make more titles, the new one seems interesting :3
        And I like 3P (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

        • Heya again!

          I do see Gogo-chan quite often, recently, but that’s for drama CD covers. I think this is the first game she’s an illustrator for. If she’s getting this much work, it must mean she’s growing in popularity so that’s great news for you! Hope this game goes well for her sake; I always feel bad for the artist if a crap or buggy game lets their hard work down.

          To be honest with you, I don’t really know why they’re updating so slowly. The R18+ otome world is flooded with Nakazawa Masatomo, Satou Takuya, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Abe Atsushi, Kawada Shinji, Suzuki Yuuto and Majima Junji; especially the first three (with the first two being in A’sRing’s first two titles), so while I don’t take issue with them, I want a bit more variety. Other possibilities based on who has been coming out in R18+ stuff recently include Mizushima Takahiro, Morikawa Toshiyuki, Fukushima Jun, Hirakawa Daisuke, Takeuchi Ryouta, Kakihara Tetsuya, Kondou Takashi, Iguchi Yuuichi or Kishio Daisuke (with a silly new alias xD). I’d like to see newer faces, if anything!

          I wonder if they’re able to get Matsuoka Yoshitsugu? To my knowledge, I don’t think he’s been in a single R18+ otome title.

          Anyway, I hope A’sRing makes a good game, since I didn’t think Onedari Sharemate and Orfleurs were very good (not horrendous, but just “meh”). Seems like they want to try new things and I want to get behind that!

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