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Otome Games in Nintendo Switch (English)

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Since the Vita apocalypse has finally dawned upon us, a lot of otome fans in the west were left hangin’ after Sony’s big announcement on shutting down production of physical PS Vita games. With this shocking news set to place, localization companies such as Idea Factory Intl. and Aksys Games, who’s known for bringing popular otome titles to the west has ceased to announce any otome games this year. Discounting Code Realize: Wintertide Miracles ofc! (the only confirmed Otomate title that will have a physical release this coming 2019).

So where does that leave us otome fans?
While there are still a lot of otome games that are digitally making their way to the west through different medias (PC, Steam, mobile and Switch), this post will be touching up on the ones that are available in the Nintendo Switch console.

Below I’ll be listing down all otome titles that are currently available in the Eshop (NA and EU):

 

The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya

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Game Review
Voiced? NO
Price: 19.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 5/10

Comments: I personally, liked this game because of its *cough* steamy content and beautiful art. Some routes were great, while others were boring. It is a bit expensive though for a non voiced tittle.
Recommended routes: Kagura, Kagerou, Takao.

 

 

The Men of Yoshiwara: Oghiya

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced? NO
Price: 14.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: In terms of the game’s sound and mechanics, I find this one better than the first Yoshiwara series. Story wise, I’ve only finished Takigawa’s route so I can’t really spell out any thoughts if this game was better than its predecessor. I do like Oghiya MC more than Kikuya MC.

 

 

The Charming Empire

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Game Review
Voiced? YES
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 5/10

Comments: The only thing I liked about this game were the voice actors and the artwork. The story was super bland and most of the routes ended in a rush.
Recommended Routes: Kei Yoshimine, Soshi Amazaki

 

 

Pub Encounters “Dandy Shot”

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced? NO
Price: 16.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: I kept putting this game down for some reason lol. I’ve been hearing a few mixed reviews regarding Dandy Shot (Pub Encounters). Most of the reviews were actually quite good, as long as you don’t mind romancing older men (chuckles). I’ve only finished Yuze Ryunosuke’s route, he’s the tsundere and his story wasn’t so bad.

 

 

Destiny Princess

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced? NO
Price: 14.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: One gripe I have for this game was that, because it was a mobile port the CGs on the Switch looked really weird and stretched. The game has an interesting prologue and I’ve actually enjoyed its steamy content.^^; I’ve finished three routes so far. Some were good, while others were meh.
Recommended Routes: Nobunaga

 

 

The Amazing Shinsengumi

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced? NO
Price: 11.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments:  I’ve played the game’s prologue and it was boring as heck. I haven’t started a route yet but based on hearsay (from the otome community), this game apparently borders a bit on “rapey” scenarios? Haha if you’re someone’s who’s uncomfortable with that, it may be best to stay out of this game.^^;;

 

 

Ayakashi Koi Gikyoku

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Game Review
Voiced? YES
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 3/10

Comments: This game had great voice acting. That’s it. Story is bad and translations are the worst.

 

 

Gakuen Club

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Game Review
Voiced? YES
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 5/10

Comments: This game wasn’t so bad. It had some good routes worth checking out and the art style was really beautiful. But since all the main characters were younger high school  teens, the game didn’t appeal to me as much.
Recommended Routes: Saku Takizawa, Toma Sakai

 

 

Iris School of Wizardry – Vinculum Hearts

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Voiced? YES
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 5/10

Comments: Just like Ayakoi, the translations were pretty bad in this game but the story itself was fairly decent. I loved the game’s shoujo manga art style and I believe I’ve enjoyed a couple of routes on this one.
Recommended Routes: Matias, A-Jay, Iris

 

 

Kitty Love – Way to look for love

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Game Review
Voiced: YES
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 6/10

Comments: Again, the game’s english subs needed proof reading on this one. However, I was able to chug it all up because the story was so cute. The game’s art style, music, voice acting and enjoyable stories were its redeeming qualities.
Recommended Routes: Kohei, Takuma

 

 

Nightshade (Coming Soon)

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Voiced: YES
Price: 47.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: The Nintendo Switch port for Nightshade, will officially release this coming Dec. 20, 2018. The price listed above is for the (Western Release) digital copy of the game you can purchase from the Eshop. There will be no physical copies available for NA, EU, AU region. If you wish to import the physical copy of the game, the price may vary depending on the website you’re ordering it from or the (proxy) shipping method you’ll be using.

 

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There you have it! So far, these are the current (English) Otome games available on the Switch Console. There’s probably a couple more Operahouse (mobile) games that’ll be ported to the switch soon (I’m pretty sure they’re working on Spiral Memoria right now and possibly Yumemidori Nostalgia) but no official news has been released yet, so this is all just mere speculation. *wink*

While Otomate, Japan’s leading company in producing otome games are slowly but surely moving to the Nintendo Switch as their main visual novel console going forward, there has yet to be any announcement whether any of their old and new titles (for the Switch) are getting localized.

If you’re curious which games (Non-Otomate titles included) are currently available in the Switch eshop Japan, here’s a list below for both physical and digital releases:

(The list below does not include the games that were already localized)

  1. Code Realize Saiko no Hanataba – link here
  2. Hakuoki Shinkai Fuka Den – link here
  3. NORN9 LOFN – link here
  4. Beast Darling! (Digital) – link here
  5. Nil Admirari no Tenbin – link here
  6. Cendrillon PalikA – link here
  7. Sangoku Koi Senki – (Nov. 22, 2018) link here
  8. Yoshiwara Hinganbana – (Dec. 20, 2018) link here
  9. Nightshade “Hyakka Hakuru” – (Dec. 20, 2018) link here
  10. La Corda d’Oro Octave – (Feb. 14, 2019) link here
  11. Harukanaru Toki no Naka De 6 – (Mar. 3, 2019) link here

For other Otomate upcoming 2019 titles, you can refer to these following posts:

If you think I’ve missed on some other titles (I’m pretty sure I did lol), please do let me know so I can update this list.

NORN9: Var Commons – Epilogue Walkthrough

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EPILOGUE (Common Route) “The Truth”

This route will automatically unlock after finishing all of the characters’ happy ending. In this story, you will be playing in Sorata Suzuhara POV.

 

Start a NEW GAME
You can either SKIP or WATCH the game’s PROLOGUE.

 

PROLOGUE
-Explore the ship on your own (New Choice)

 

There are no other choices in this route, so just sit back and enjoy as the events unfold. Going through this route will unlock the game’s Common Route’s trophy “The Truth”.

NORN9: Var Commons – Natsuhiko Azuma Walkthrough

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NATSUHIKO AZUMA

NOTE: Natsuhiko’s route only unlocks after finishing either Sakuya or Itsuki’s happy ending.

 

PROLOGUE
-Look for a room with Mikoto
-A hiyoko
-Chase after them

Heroine: Mikoto

 

HAPPY ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
(No Choices)

-Select “Investigate Alone”

 

CHAPTER 2
-Give it to him

 

CHAPTER 3
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 7)
-Take the initiative

 

CHAPTER 4
-Mouth-to-mouth
-Someone was defying The World’s orders
-We had been flying in circles
-Refuse to do so

 

CHAPTER 5
-Because people who are suffering need me
-Bluff
-That is a waste of time

Create a Save File 1 here

-I want to go with you

 

CHAPTER 6
-Stare at him silently
-…going out to look at the stars?
-Acturus
-Spica
-You are so kind

 

CHAPTER 7
-Dodge the question

(Happy Ending)

 

 

TRAGIC LOVE ENDING:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 5
-I will stay here

 

CHAPTER 6
-Ask him questions
-…still mad at me?
-Altair
-Deneb
-You are so clumsy

 

CHAPTER 7
-Be honest

(Tragic Love Ending)

 

 

NORN9: Var Commons – Ron Muroboshi Walkthrough

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RON MUROBOSHI

NOTE: Ron’s route only unlocks after finishing either Heishi or Akito’s happy ending.

 

PROLOGUE
-Make breakfast with Nanami

Heroine: Nanami

 

HAPPY ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
(No Choices)

Select Ron Muroboshi

 

CHAPTER 2
-Take some
-I might actually stab you
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 1)

 

CHAPTER 3
-I don’t want to be a burden
-I don’t want to live

Create a Save File 1 here

-It’s evil
-Reluctantly agree to hold his hand

 

CHAPTER 4
-It’s impossible
-Knock
-Slap him awake
-…
-…

Create a Save File 2 here

 

CHAPTER 5
-Make a sarcastic comment
-Your sunglasses are hurting me
-Don’t watch (Hiyoko Channel 11)

 

CHAPTER 6
(TIMED) Ron!

(Happy Ending)

 

 

TRAGIC LOVE ENDING:

Load Save File 2

CHAPTER 5
-Leave him without saying a word
-I’m fine
-Don’t watch (Hiyoko Channel 11)

 

CHAPTER 6
-Take me with you

(Tragic Love Ending)

 

 

BAD ENDING:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 3
-I don’t know what it is
-Hold onto his shirt

 

CHAPTER 4
-Get some common sense
-Knock
-Throw off his sheet
-…
-…

 

CHAPTER 5
-Leave without saying a word
-I’m fine
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 11)

 

CHAPTER 6
-Take me with you

(Bad Ending)

NORN9: Var Commons – Akito Shukuri Walkthrough

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AKITO SHUKURI

 

PROLOGUE
-Make breakfast with Nanami

Heroine: Nanami

 

HAPPY ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
(No Choices)

Select Akito Shukuri

 

CHAPTER 2
-I like it
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 4)
-…

 

CHAPTER 3
-Leave the bath
-Wait for him
-Women can handle it

 

CHAPTER 4
-I don’t want to think that
-I won’t wash my face
-I am

 

CHAPTER 5
-Say it

Create a Save File 1 here

-About the two of us
-Then I won’t go

 

CHAPTER 6
-Something long-lasting
-Don’t erase his memory
-I want to know more about you

 

CHAPTER 7
-Don’t add any herbs

(Happy Ending)

 

 

NORMAL ENDING:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 5
-About the two of us
-Then I won’t go

 

CHAPTER 6
-Something long-lasting
-Erase his memory
-I want to know more about you

 

CHAPTER 7
-Don’t add any herbs

(Normal Ending)

 

 

TRAGIC LOVE ENDING:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 5
-Shukuri
-Why not?

 

CHAPTER 6
-Something perishable
-Don’t erase his memory
-…

 

CHAPTER 7
-Add a dash of herbs

(Tragic Love Ending)

NORN9: Var Commons – Itsuki Kagami Walkthrough

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ITSUKI KAGAMI

 

PROLOGUE
-Look for a room with Mikoto
-A hiyoko
-Chase after them

Heroine: Mikoto

 

HAPPY ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
(No Choices)

-Select Istuki Kagami

 

CHAPTER 2
-Stubbornly deny it
-Don’t compliment him

 

CHAPTER 3
-Don’t go
-Draw card slightly to the left
-Draw the rightmost card
-Draw the leftmost card
-Draw the left card

 

CHAPTER 4
-Don’t go to the castle
-Kick down the door
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 12)

 

Create a Save File 1 here

 

CHAPTER 5
-Stay calm
-Apologize
-To keep that to myself
-It is wrong
-Don’t watch (Hiyoko Channel 10)

 

CHAPTER 6
-Take his hand
-Agree

 

CHAPTER 7
-Remember what happened on the roof
-Remember what happened in the dream

(Happy Ending)

 

 

TRAGIC LOVE ENDING:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 5
-Protest
-Say Nothing
-It is
Watch (Hiyoko Channel 10)

 

CHAPTER 6
-Take his hand
-Get angry

(Tragic Love Ending)

NORN9 Var Commons – Heishi Otomaru Walkthrough

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HEISHI OTOMARU

 

PROLOGUE
-Make breakfast with Nanami

Heroine: Nanami

 

HAPPY ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
(No Choices)

Select Heishi Otomaru

 

CHAPTER 2
-I’m not mad

 

CHAPTER 3
-About yesterday
-A scary maze
-Tell him you’re thinking about him

 

CHAPTER 4
-Not knowing that someone was mad at me
-No
-I envy his dream

Create a Save File 1 here

 

CHAPTER 5
-I want to make his dream come true

 

CHAPTER 6
-Don’t go with him
-Don’t watch (Hiyoko Channel 6)
-Apologize for not saying anything

 

CHAPTER 7
-Wake up
-Don’t go with him

(Happy Ending)

 

 

TRAGIC LOVE ENDING:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 5
-I want to share his dream

 

CHAPTER 6
-Go with him
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 6)
-Apologize for not erasing his memory

 

CHAPTER 7
-Don’t wake up

(Tragic Love Ending)

 

 

 

NORN9: Var Commons Masamune Toya Walkthrough

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MASAMUNE TOYA

NOTE: Masamune’s route only unlocks after finishing either Kakeru or Senri’s happy ending.

 

PROLOGUE
-Go to the roof with Ms. Weirdo

Heroine: Koharu

 

HAPPY ENDING:

CHAPTER 1
(TIMED) Tell him where Senri is
Select Masamune Toya

CHAPTER 2
-I’m fine

CHAPTER 3
-Don’t listen and stay

Create a Save File 1 here

-Try baking by yourself

CHAPTER 4
-That only I ever get to see them
-Watch (Hioyoko Channel 9)

Create a Save File 2 here

-Don’t go inside

CHAPTER 5
-I was terrified
-Do nothing

CHAPTER 6
-I’ll be thinking about the future
-Ruffle his hair
-Dont watch (Hiyoko Channel 5)
-Tell the truth
-Say nothing

(Happy Ending)

 

 

TRAGIC LOVE END:

Load Save File 2

CHAPTER 4
-Don’t go inside

CHAPTER 5
-I’m alright
-Hand him a cookie

CHAPTER 6
-I’ll be thinking about you
-Give him a massage
-Watch (Hiyoko Channel 5)
-Lie to the gross guy
-Ask about his duty

(Tragic Love End)

 

 

BAD ENDINGS:

Load Save File 1

CHAPTER 3 
-Ask Heishi for help
-Ask Heishi for help

(Bad Ending 1)

Load Save File 2

CHAPTER 4
-Go inside
-Go for it
-No regrets! Go for it!

(Bad Ending 2)