Last week’s news highlights: a Swords game (for real, this time!), more otome and shmup goodness for Switch, and a motorsport documentary.
Olympia Soiree effortlessly weaves enchanting romance with a confronting but thoughtful exploration of class oppression and sexual disempowerment.
It’s official: Touken Ranbu Warriors is getting an international release on May 24, 2022, the same day it comes out in Japan.
Cupid Parasite, Otomate’s ‘divine romantic comedy otome game’, launches November 2 in North America and November 5 in Europe.
Touken Ranbu Musou is currently in development for Switch and PC, with Omega Force and otome specialists Ruby Party behind it.
London Detective Mysteria draws on the likes of Sherlock Holmes and Arsene Lupin for an adventure both romantic and intriguing.
Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly weaves an intricate mystery around a moving story of loss and grief, though the PC port leaves something to be desired.
Indie visual novel developer roseVeRTe is seeking funding for their next otome game, How to Sing to Open Your Heart, and it promises plenty of cute romance and a very handsome love interest.
Otome specialists Otomate are finally turning their attention to Switch, with 12 (!) titles announced for the console—including a new Hakuoki game and ports of Code:Realize and Amnesia: Memories.
Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms is the beautiful, bittersweet conclusion to Otomate’s latest take on their Shinsengumi romance. Just make sure you play Kyoto Winds first.