The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #26

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Good evening!

It has been a relatively slow week on the Japanese side of things (with the only major announcements being the release date announcements of Steam Prison and Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~), but the English otome game world has been busy: Agashi’s Queen’s Crown now has a Kickstarter campaign and is nearing the minimum funding goal, My Candy Love creators are launcing their second game Eldarya next month worldwide and Kenka Banchou Otome narrowly won Spike Chunsoft’s Twitter poll on which game their fans would like to see localised.

NOTE to those wondering: Yes, I will be writing posts about Rejet’s Summer Festival 2016 and Otomate’s Otomate Party 2016 events.

 

 

+ Reporting period: 08/8/2016~14/8/2016 +

 

Countdowns:

 

New game announcements:

 

Release date announcements and delays:

 

Teaser site or website launches:

 

OELVN developer Agashi has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their medieval fantasy otome game Queen’s Crown. The campaign aims to raise US$4,000- as well as reach their six stretch goals- 28 days from now, which would make this by 10/9/2016. Currently, $3,039 has been raised by 79 backers with 28 days until the campaign period concludes. A free demo covering the first 5 weeks in-game can be downloaded via their itch.io page. Once full development is complete, Agashi plans on releasing it through Steam. No specific release date has been announced as of yet.

 

French developer chinomiko and producer Beemoov behind My Candy Love will be releasing their next online free-to-play otome game called Eldarya in English and other languages. The game will be launched worldwide on 12/9/2016, though it has been available since 2014 in French.

 

Kenka Banchou Otome won Spike Chunsoft’s English Twitter account poll on which game (out of four options) fans would like to see localised and released on Steam. The poll amassed a total of 12,669 votes. Placements are as follows:

  1. Kenka Bancho Otome – 38%
  2. 428 – 36%
  3. Shiren the Wanderer – 20%
  4. Kamaitachi no Yoru – 6%

 

Gunjou no Yuki doujin otome game developer Stellatica conducted a poll asking their followers whose route they’re the most interested in playing. The character with the most votes will get a special short story with the protagonist Takigawa Nanase. As of writing, the poll has another 7 hours until it concludes, with the current placements being as follows:

  1. Touma – 48%
  2. Tsukasa – 31%
  3. Fujima – 14%
  4. Hagiwara – 7%

 

Team Entertainment will be publishing a single with Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite‘s OP (“un secret”) and two ED (“Yume no Nukegara” and “Anata no Iru Michi”) songs, including instrumental (for karaoke) versions. All three songs are sung by Shimotsuki Haruka. The single CD will be released on 10/8/2016.

 

In the 18/8/2016 issue of Famitsuu Weekly magazine’s Famitsuu Cross Review (released on 04/8/2016), Collar x Malice was reviewed. It scored 33 (9/8/8/8), earning it a Famitsuu Gold award. For those unfamiliar with the Famitsuu Cross Review scoring system, it involves a panel of 4 game critics reviewing the same game with each critic giving it a score from 0~10. This makes 40 the highest possible score, with awards of distinction being given to games earning: 30~31/40 = Famitsuu Silver, 32~34/40 = Famitsuu Gold and 35+/40 = Famitsuu Platinum.

 

 

 

+ Upcoming Otome Game Site Updates +

 

[28/7 18/8] Collar x Malice

~ Countdown in progress. Began on 09/8.
~ Special: Fourth (and final) set of mini-scenarios added.

[29/7 → 19/8] Tsumikui ~Sen no Noroi, Sen no Inori~

~ Countdown in progress. Began on 14/8.
~ Special: Desktop wallpapers added.

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[25/8] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama [same series as Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama]

~ Special: Jozef route gameplay movie uploaded. Cast comments section added.

[25/8] Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ Countdown in progress. Began on 12/8 (two weeks away).
~ Special: Insert song “beauty and the beast” video and lyrics added.
~ Artist: 4th set of sample voices added.
~ Staff Blog: 2 weeks away countdown voice added.

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[04/8 → 01/9] Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite

~ Special: 3 gameplay movies uploaded.

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

~ Trial information added. It will be made available via the PlayStation Store on 22/8.
~ Aizou-ban features: Added more information about sub-events and the port-exclusive scenarios.
~ Deluxe edition product information: Added sample images of the clear cards.

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

~ Gallery: 5 CGs added.

[12/9] Eldarya [worldwide, online. Originally French]

~ New game announced.
~ Release date set.

[21/9] Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

~ Special: Seiyuu cast interviews added.

[15/9] Yunohana SpRING! Cherishing Time [Yunohana SpRING! fandisc]

~ Character: Sample voices of Ginjirou, Takayuki, Shunjirou, Nanao, Chiyo, Hinako and Kiyotaka.
~ Special short story: Prequel 2: Sorata uploaded.

[29/9] Dynamic Chord feat. [rêve parfait] V edition [PSV port]

~ Character: Self-introductory voices added.

[29/9] Haitaka no Psychedelica [Kokuchou no Psychedelica sequel]

~ Character: 3rd sample voices added to all characters’ profiles.

[September 2016] [R18+] Anata no Torikago

~ NO UPDATES ~

[06/10] NORN9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Act Tune [Norn9 ~Norn + Nonette~ sequel/fandisc]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[18/8 → 06/10] PsychicEmotion6

~ Character: Sample voices of Catherine and Kirara added.
~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.

[20/10] Suuran Digit

~ System: Basic system information added. The other characters will call the protagonist by her default name if players choose to not rename her.
~ Special: Promotional movie uploaded.

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

~ Photo: 1 CG (with sample scenario) added.

[28/10] [R18+] Enkan no Memoria

~ Product Information: Store bonus information added.
~ Special: Short story “Happy Birthday! Eita” added.

[25/8/201512/11/2015 → 23/11/2016] Starry☆Sky ~Spring Stories~ [original + fandisc PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[24/11] Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ [Code: Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~ fandisc]

~ Release date announced.

[24/11] Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~ [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[16/12] Steam Prison

~ Release date announced.
~ Character: 1st sample voices added.
~ Spec: Updated with release date.

[22/12] Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 6: Gentou Rondo [Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[22/12] Ken ga Kimi: Momoya Tsuzuri [Ken ga Kimi sequel/fandisc]

~ Product Information: Section opened. Some store and preorder bonus information added.
~ Gallery: 3 CGs added.

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ Stellatica have started a survey on their Twitter. Followers are encouraged to vote for which character route they’re most interested in completing. Please see the entry in the above section for more details.

[2016] Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ [Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Hakuouki Yuugiroku Taishi-tachi no Daienkai [PSV port]

~ System: Section opened. Added information about the story flow and mini-games.

[2016] Hana Oboro ~Sengoku-den Ranki~

~ Sound: One sample BGM track added.
~ Product Information: Added details about the limited edition contents and preorder bonus.

[2016] Kokorogawari

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am one of the developers of Kokorogawari.
~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Sangoku Rensenki: Sakikage [Sangoku Rensenki ~Otome no Heihou~ sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2016] Wand of Fortune R2 ~Jikuu ni Shizumu Mokushiroku~ [PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[26/1, 2017] Black Wolves Saga -Weiβ und Schwarz- [Bloody Nightmare + Last Hope double PSV port]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[26/1, 2017] Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Repeat LOVE [PSV port]

~ Product Information: Limited editions and store bonus information added. Text excerpts of the bonus drama CD content added.

[February 2017] Because We’re Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~

~ NO UPDATES ~

[February 2017] [R18+] Tokiiro ni Moyuru Kokoro, Akaneiro ni Moyuru Kioku

~ NO UPDATES ~

[Spring 201625/11 → Spring 2017] Bara Sensou -Sonnet of Seeds-

~ Release date delayed.

[Summer 2017] Love is a Game

~ Kickstarter campaign progress: $15,689/11,000 funded by 316 backers with 6 days to go until the campaign closes.

[Q1~Q2 2017] Caramel Mokaccino

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2017] Bad Apple Wars [English localisation]

~ NO UPDATES. ~

[2017] Collar x Malice [English localisation]

~ NO UPDATES. ~

[2016 → 2017] Crank In

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2017] Koutarichou Jin’youtan ~Toki Meguri no Shou~ [second game in the Koutarichou Jin’youtan series]

~ Teaser site updated.

[2017] [R18+] Les Grande Odalisque

~ NO UPDATES ~

[2017] Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~ [English localisation]

~ NO UPDATES. ~

[2017] Shiro to Kuro no Alice

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Akatsuki no Betelgeuse

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Anicon – Animal Complex: Sheep’s Path

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Anicon – Animal Complex: Rabbit’s Path

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Caramel Mokaccino: After Hours [Caramel Mokaccino fandisc]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ [English localisation of Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ fandisc]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Diabolik Lovers: LOST EDEN [Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] [R18+] Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome [Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. localisation]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Fortissimo

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ Story: Section opened with plot outline.

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

Story: Section opened with plot outline.

[TBA] [R18+] Kusunoki Yashiki no Monogatari ~Himitsu no Ochoumen~

~ New game announced.
~ Teaser site uploaded.

[TBA] Never Forget Me [Always Remember Me sequel]

~ NO UPDATES ~

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

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Queen’s Crown

~ OELVN developer Agashi has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their medieval fantasy otome game Queen’s Crown. Please see the section above for additional details.

[10/6 15/7 TBA] RockRobin

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Side Kicks!

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Taishou x Alice [English localisation]

~ NO UPDATES ~

[TBA] Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Dolce Vita

~ 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 #26

  1. Steam Prison looks like my kind of game….but am I mistaken or did I see Ozmafia mentioned in the PV? Lol I hope not I wasn’t a fan of that one.

    • It’s from the writer of Ozmafia, so you might have a problem there.

      • FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF oh well, maybe I’ll end up liking this one. Gotta give them another chance before I decide for sure I don’t like their games.

        • Not only am I not really impressed with Yuumas, but I’m also very skeptical since HuneX are developing and publishing the game. HuneX have been… Doing poorly over he last couple of years, shall we say. =/

          I reckon it’s worth giving most writers, devs, etc. no more than three chances before permanently being dismissive of everything they have on offer. Unless there is overwhelming feedback either way, I generally stick to this stance.

          Thanks for reading, you two! =)

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