The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #18

UPDATED: 23/6/2016

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Good evening!

There’s been a lot of promotional activities this week, with Kokorogawari, Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~, 7’scarlet and Koei Tecmo launching sales and campaigns to drum up interest for their games. Caramel Mokaccino has less than 24 hours until their Kickstarter campaign concludes, with 6/8 stretch goals being fully funded. Finally, Kalmia8 have officially confirmed that a third title is in the works, with its teaser site set to launch next week.

Be sure to take advantage of the sales, readers!

Until next time… Have a fantastic week!

 

 

+ Reporting period: 13/6/2016~19/6/2016 +

 

Countdowns:

 

[UPDATED!] Release date announcements and delays:

 

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am one of the developers of Kokorogawari.
Precatio have started another Twitter campaign, with this one regarding a reveal of Kokorogawari‘s supporting characters. Upon 50 Retweets of this campaign Tweet, Precatio will unveil the suppporting cast of the game!

 

Kalmia8 staff have announced through their latest blog post that the teaser site of their next new project (R18+) will be uploaded next week. Very little is given away, save for the fact that it has been challenging the director Yamagen (also the author of this blog post) since s/he’s been utlising genres and character types s/he has never dealt with before.

 

eXtend are conducting their second Twitter campaign for Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~, with this time’s prize being another poster signed by nine members of the voice cast. To enter, users must follow eXtend’s official account and Retweet this campaign Tweet by 27/6/2016.

 

Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~ also has another promotional event going for it with the second wave of the previously-reported “Preview Books” being distributed. Upon popular demand, eXtend have decided to redistribute more of these Preview Books on 18/6/2016 at all Animate stores (save for Akiba) and Stellaworth’s store and 16/7/2016 at Animate Akiba Girls’ Station.

 

Otomate have released the full versions of Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus’~ OP and ED (initially released with the game’s official soundtrack) in lossless, high quality format. Fans can purchase FLAC versions of the two tracks from mora and e-onkyo or AAC, ALAC, FLAC and/or WAV versions from OTOTOY.

 

As a part of Koei Tecmo’s Summer 2016 Sale on the PlayStation Store, some of their otome games will be receiving price reductions:

The Summer 2016 Sale will be held on a monthly basis across the three (Japanese) summer months:

  1. 15/6/2016~30/6/2016
  2. 07/7/2016~20/7/2016
  3. 10/8/2016~23/8/2016

 

Broccoli’s official online store will be releasing an Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ special “Birthday Bag Charm” to celebrate Kurosaki Ranmaru’s birthday (which is September 29th). Fans have until 06/7/2016 to preorder the bag charm, and can expect it to arrive at their doorsteps during September 2016.

 

ARTEMIS KINGS and Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ have collaborated to create two silver rings made in the bands ST☆RISH’s and QUARTET NIGHT’s images, called “Rainbow Crown” and “Quartet Crown” respectively.

 

The second stage adaptation of Arcana Famiglia called Arcana Famiglia 2 -23ban-me no Tarot- will be performed at the Theater Sun Mall in Shinjuku, Tokyo. The play will be performed 9 times over the course of five days; the 07~11/9/2016.

 

Otomate will be holding a 7’scarlet trial event on 19/6/2016 at Animate’s Shibuya store. Attendees will be able to try their hands at the game around a month before its projected release date of 21/7/2016. They will also be handing out an event-exclusive badge, which features the Okunezato’s mascot, Okune Panda in limited quantities.

 

 

 

+ Upcoming Otome Game Site Updates +

 

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ Daisy2’s latest staff blog post confirms that there is little difference between the original PC version of the game and the upcoming PSV port- so for those who intend to play the PSV port, you can still play the PC version’s trial before making your final decision to buy!

[10/6 15/7] RockRobin [Full version]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[21/7] 7’scarlet

~ World: In the fourth instalment of the “How to Walk in Okunezato” segment adde, Yuki guides the readers on an “The Night-time Okunezato Mystery Tour”. The “tour” involves getting information about some shops and locales, as well Yuki’s interesting observation that he feels like he gets “the feeling of being watched by somebody a lot” as of late.
~ Character: Sample voice #3 addedfor Kagura and Chikage.
~ Gallery: 1 CG added.
~ Dictionary: Two new words- Okunezato Nana Fushigi and Murakumo-ke. Okunezato Nana Fushigi translates to the “Seven Mystries of Okunezato”. Okunezato’s Seven Mysteries are a collection of the village’s seven most prominent legends and mysteries with the previously-discussed Shisha Densetsu and Shiseisou being amongst the seven noted. The seventh entry changes as the eras pass, with the Okune Panda being the current era’s seventh mystery. Murakumo-ke means “House of Murakumo”. The House of Murakumo is a noble family that have been overseeing and leading Okunezato for generations. Its current leader is Murakumo Kyouji, and his son, Murakumo Yuzuki, is the next head of the household. At the highest point of the village, the Murakumo live in a large mansion overlooking Okunezato. Not many people have been inside the mansion, and they try not go near it.

[28/7] Collar x Malice

~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.

[29/7] Dynamic Chord feat. KYOHSO [Append Disc]

~ Product Information: Regular edition package and store bonus artwork added.

[29/7] [R18+] Mashou Megane

~ Special: OP movie uploaded.
~ Gallery: Added voice samples to the scenes depicted in the sample CGs.
~ Shop: Now accepting pre-orders via the brand’s own online store.
~ Staff blog: Discusses the latest site updates in more detail.

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[July 2016] [R18+] Hikari no Hime Mahou Kitan

~ NO UPDATES ~

[04/8] 12-sai. ~Koi suru Diary~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[04/8] Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite

~ NO UPDATES ~

[25/8] Meiji Tokyo Renka: Full Moon [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ Special: Promotional movie and wallpapers uploaded.

[25/8] Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~

~ eXtend will be distributing a second wave of the preview books that they initially handed out on 12/6/2016. Please see above section for more details.
~ They have also begun their second Twitter campaign. Please see above section for more details.

[27/524/6 → 26/8] Blackish House Side A→

~ Photo: 1 CG added.
~ Staff Blog: Discusses the week’s updates, provides a brief profile of Kisaki Tougo, and celebrates Haruma’s birthday.

[Summer 2016] [R18+] Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari + Gensou Yawa Repackage Edition

~ NO UPDATES ~

[Summer 2016] Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ [Fandisc]

~ Special: Chibi Twitter icons added.

[Summer 2016] Crank In

~ NO UPDATES ~

[08/9] Geten no Hana with Yumeakari Aizou-ban [PSV port]

~ Product Information: Added information about the GAMECITY and Neo Wing store bonuses.

[08/9] Yuukyuu no Tierblade -Lost Chronicle-

~ Character: Added sample voices and supporting character information.

[21/9] Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

~ Special: Promotional movie added.

[September 2016] [R18+] Anata no Torikago

~ Homepage revamped.

[18/8 → 06/10] PsychicEmotion6

~ Special: OP movie uploaded. The OP song is called “starlight fantasy” and is sung by mao.

[20/10] Suuran Digit

~ Release date announced.
~ Character: Added summer school uniform sprites and sample voices for Rokuhira and Kuori.
~ System: Updated the section with an explanation of how the story and routes flow. The first three chapters are the general common route. From the fourth chapter onwards, the game splits into two main groups- the Suuken chapters and student council chapters. For each group, there are three capturable characters. Within these groups, players then work towards getting into an individual character’s route.

[UPDATED!] [28/10] Dynamic Chord feat. apple-polisher

~ Release date announced via the August 2016 issue of B’sLog (released on 20/6/2016). Credit to otome4life for passing this information onto me!

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

~ Staff Blog (17/6/2016): Discusses Shakespeare, more specifically, his English history plays that cover the War of the Roses. The staff then go on to talk about how the popularity of these plays have spawned various adaptations, with the BBC’s “The Hollow Crown” being particularly noted (as season 2 will depict the English history plays portraying the War of the Roses). They also recommend “Bara Ou no Souretsu” (“Requiem of the Rose King”), an ongoing shoujo manga series- loosely based on the English history plays- authored by Kanno Aya. The staff discuss their hopes to appeal to fans of not only the actual history of the War of the Roses, but also of the fictionalised adaptations. Next week, they’ll be talking about the game’s prologue.

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[December 2016] Caramel Mokaccino

~ With only 17 hours to go (at the time of this writing), their Kickstarter has raised Canadian $32,341 (approximately US$25,080) by 854 backers. Six of their eight stretch goals have been fully funded.

[2014 2015 → Winter 2016~2017] Gunjou no Yuki

~ NO UPDATES ~

[Winter 2016~2017] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Ato-hen [Sequel/Fandisc]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[25/8/201512/11/2015 → Winter 2016~2017] Starry☆Sky ~Spring Stories~ [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Black Wolves Saga -Weiβ und Schwarz- [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ [Sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] [R18+] Enkan no Memoria

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Haitaka no Psychedelica [Sequel]

~ Product Information: Information added about the pre-order and store bonuses,.

[2016] Hana Oboro ~Sengoku-den Ranki~

~ Character: Casual clothes sprites added.

[2016] Kokorogawari

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am one of the developers of Kokorogawari.
~ Precatio are currently running another Twitter campaign. Please see above section for more details.

[2016] NORN9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Act Tune [Sequel/Fandisc]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Steam Prison

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~ [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Yunohana SpRING! Cherishing Time [Fandisc]

~ System: Basic system information uploaded.

[TBA] Akatsuki no Betelgeuse

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Anata wa Jinrou desu ka?

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Diabolik Lovers: LOST EDEN [Sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Fortissimo

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Furue, Yurayura to: Kagen no Shou

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Furue, Yurayura to: Jougen no Shou

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Ken ga Kimi: Momoya Tsuzuri [Sequel/Fandisc]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Osomatsu-san ~The Game~ [Tentative title]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Sangoku Rensenki: Sakikage

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Taishou x Alice [English localisation]

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Wand of Fortune R2 ~Jikuu ni Shizumu Mokushiroku~ [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Yuukoku no Perseus

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Yuukyou no Aster

~ NO UPDATES ~

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5 thoughts on “The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #18

  1. honeybee motioned on latest B’s log DC apple polisher will release on October 28th~ >w<

  2. Now that I think about it hasn’t “Anata wa Jinrou desu Ka?” been around for a while now? Just sort of… floating I guess? I feel like the updates on that game are pretty slow, but it’s a new company right? Hmm… wonder if it’ll ever get a release (or some big updates soon) or if it’s in development hell lol

    Another lovely post Laramie! Even though I don’t comment every time I really do enjoy reading these every Sunday www thank you for all your hard work! ღゝ◡╹)ノ♥( ´ω`)

    • Great to hear from you, Usagii!

      Wow, sorry for the late reply! I honestly thought I had already responded to your comment… =/

      Yes, Anata wa Jin’rou desu ka? was announced around August 2013, so it’s almost been three years. The last update was in September 2015, and the last update before that was in July 2014. I’m no otome game developing expert, but annual updates are too slow! x’D

      Candy Cube is new to developing otome games, but they’re the creators of that popular Kankin Danshi R18+ drama CDs. They seem to be working on their drama CDs at a standard pace, so God knows what’s going on with their otome game. Developmental hell is the only answer, huh?

      Thank you for your kind words! Oh God no- I don’t expect people to show their support to me by commenting every Sunday. Some weeks there’s only so much to comment on. I’m really happy to hear you enjoy my Sunday posts, and I hope you continue to do so! 🙂

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