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’ in the dark 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.

14 thoughts on “Otome Games in Nintendo Switch (English)

  1. It’s really sad that the PS Vita get’s No more otomegames 😦 i really loved the otomegames on my Vita *-* i hope that the otomate Switch Games are comming to the west (Europe xD) (sorry for my bad english. i’m from Germany)

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    1. I feel you, I love my otoges in the vita to heart! Lol and I still have a couple on my list I wanted localized, ah well! :’3 Crossing fingers we’ll get the these Otomate titles soon. I have low hopes for next year but perhaps two yrs after? ^^ Oh and It’s always awesome finding ppl around the world supporting this genre! ❤

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  2. As I understand most Otoge fans main way of playing the bigger titles was the Playstation Vita, so I can emphathize with the sadness and the initial anger that there will be no more physical releases for the Vita. But personally I am very happy with the future focus on the Nintendo Switch (as it gains more and more popularity in Japan as the main console). I got interested in Otome games in a serious way only about a year ago, so I haven’t had the time (or money) to play all the popular and famous ones (not even Amnesia and Hakuoki…). My problem is that I never had a Vita and with the purchase of a Switch last year I can’t really buy a one now. And I don’t really like to play on the PC. So I really hope that Idea Factory, Aksys and all the others will port the older games to the Switch, too (Limited Editions would be amazing, but I don’t think they would do it T-T).

    Thank you for this list and the short reviews on these titles. I’ll definitely be checking out the Yoshiwara games and The Charming Empire (mainly because Toshiyuki Toyonaga voices one of the characters 😛 ). At first I wasn’t really interested in Kitty Love, but thanks to your review from a few days ago, I’ll be checking it out, too.

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    1. I totally get you. It’s surely a waste now to invest on a dying console knowing there arent any games on your niche coming to it in the future. I have friends who never owned a vita and are facing the same delimma.^^; I’m also with you w/ regards to playing otoges on PC, Im not really a fan of it either as I think Visual Novels are best enjoyed handheld lol

      Here’s to hoping we get more Switch titles announced in the future (I’m at least hoping one big title for 2019 from these companies – but its a long shot!) :’3

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  3. There’s also London Detective Mysteria coming for the PSVita! HERE! http://www.ladymysteria.com/
    Although, it was planned to release Fall 2018 and we still have to see it’s release. Idk what’s going on with XSEED games, but it seems like they’re having issues. Read more here: https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/27/xseed-localization-producers-leave-suddenly/

    Anyway, it’s kinda bad for Nintendo to pump out otome games without going through proper QC. I wish they’d take time to correct the translations and whatnot; if they’re trying to lure in the otome game fans, then they’d better improve on it.

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    1. Ah, that’s right! Although Mysteria will only get a digital release I believe. Hopefully the game will be out this winter. ^^

      Haha Your’re right on Nintendo’s Quality Control. I’ve seen a lot of crappy games w/ bad translations in the eshop lately. I dont mind action games but they could’ve at least did QC on visual novels at least. ┐(︶▽︶)┌

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  4. Hello, I don’t have a WordPress but I have been following this blog through email subscription. Thank you for posting this. I just purchased a Switch yesterday and was looking for a few selections of otome games online so this list really helped me decide on what to get. I like your reviews a lot, its fun to read a game review with less negativity since most otome reviewers likes to trash even the littlest aspect of the games an& it discourages players sometimes, its good that this site doesn’t! hope you’ll keep up the effort and good work!

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    1. Hi, Im really grateful for this comment! Thank you!! T-T

      I try not to be too harsh on my reviews or trash the games completely cause I know game developers put so much effort into creating games, I do however call em out if they messed up an obvious error e.g. the machine translations from previous games I reviewed.
      I’ll try my very best to keep this site up for ya’ll. It’s comments like these that keeps me motivated! Thanks again, and enjoy your new switch!

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