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.

Kitty Love is finally out in the Eshop!

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Game Title: Kitty Love – Way to look for love
Release Date: November 1, 2018 (North America)
Developers: 
OperaHouse Corportion
Publishers: 
DIGIMERCE

This is a follow up post on the previous one I made last September regarding the game, Nyan “Kitty” Love.

Great news otome fans! Kitty Love is finally out in the Nintendo Eshop. This game is set to release this coming 1st of November.

Click here to read my review for this game.

Click here for Kitty Love’s downloadable content in Nintendo’s Eshop
Click here for Kitty Love’s official website.

 

STORY
Flower shop clerk Honoka has been occupied with her work. One night, when she visited the park that she normally goes to.

…She was cursed by an odd-eyed black cat, Now she becomes a cat at night and human by morning.

There’s only one way to break the curse.
――True love’s kiss.

 

Voiced? YES

Voice Actors include:

  • Soma Saito
  • Atsushi Tamaru
  • Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Tomoaki Maeno
  • Takahiro Sakurai

I’ve been hyping about this game since September as I’ve read a lot of good reviews about it from Japanese players. It’s also one of Operhahouse’s otome titles with the best sales record.

Other OperaHouse Otome games to look out for, that’ll most likely release on the Switch soon:

 

NIGHTSHADE is coming to the Switch

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Game Title: Hyakka Hyakurou Sengoku Ninpou-chou  ~ “Nightshade”
Release Date: December 20, 2018 (Japan)
Developers: 
Red Entertainment Corporation & Lantern Rooms
Publishers: 
D3 Publisher

PRE ORDER THE GAME’S WESTERN RELEASE HERE! (Digital Copy)
PRE ORDER THE GAME HERE! (Physical Copy)

 

Nightshade fans! It’s finally here! The Switch port we’ve all been waiting for!

To those who didn’t know, Nightshade (localized version) was initially released last April 12, 2017 for PC (Steam) platform in North America, Europe and Australia. Perhaps, due to the big Visual Novel Console move from the PS Vita to the Nintendo Switch – D3 Publisher has finally decided to release a Switch port for this game.

This game is also available in the PS Vita Console (Japanese only).

Finally! A Switch Otome game that’s worth every penny!  (chuckles) image

 

View Nightshade’s official website here.

 

STORY:
During the Sengoku Period the two main factions of ninja clans, Iga and Kōga, warred against each other for decades.
In the year 1593, Nobunaga Oda started the Tenshō Iga war, decimating most of the Iga ninjas in the process.
The very few that survived were absorbed into the Kōga clan, despite their past rivalries.

After 17 years the Sengoku Period finally came to an end, and Japan was unified.

Enju (Protagonist), daughter of Kandō Ueno, the Head of the Kōga clan, spends her days training diligently in hope of becoming a full-fledged ninja like her peers.

At long last she is assigned to her first mission, but finds herself caught in a dark conspiracy――.

VOICED? YES

Voice Actors include:

  • Hikaru Midorikawa
  • Wataru Hatano
  • Hiro Shimono
  • Kenjiro Tsuda
  • Kosuke Toriumi

 

Edit:

D3Publisher International has recently confirmed a western release for Nightshade and is now available in the Nintendo Eshop for pre orders! Click here to pre order the game! There will be no physical copies available for NA, EU and AU regions. If you wish to acquire the physical copy of Nightshade for Nintendo Switch, your only option is to import the game.

The game will be released on the same date (Dec. 20, 2018) for all regions.

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Iris School of Wizardry – Vinculum Hearts is coming to Nintendo Switch

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Game Title: Iris School of Wizardry – Vinculum Hearts
Release Date: October 11, 2018 (North America)
Developers: 
OperaHouse Corportion
Publishers: 
DIGIMERCE

Awesome news otoge fans! Iris School of Wizardry – Vinculum Hearts is coming to the Switch next week!

On October 11th, 2018, DIGIMERCE Inc. (Shinagawa-ku,Tokyo) and OperaHouse Corporation (Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo)will release a port for “Iris School of Wizardry – Vinculum Hearts-”  with full English subtitle towards North America/Europe/Australia in the Nintendo e-Shop.

Click here for Iris School of Wizardry – Vinculum Hearts downloadable content (Nintendo Eshop).

Click here to read my review for this game.

 

STORY (Nintendo Eshop)
Secrets that can’t be solved by magic

~Iris School of Wizardry aka ISW~

Iris School of Wizardry known as ISW is the school where smart, talented, and rich boys and girls attends. It’s very difficult to enter, but after they graduate, their future is promised to be working in a various elite section for the government organization.

Aria who lost her parents when she was small. As she was working in the second-hand book shop, she dreamed to be a great wizard like her father.

She received a letter.
It was the letter of acceptance to ISW——

VOICED? YES

Voice cast includes:

  • Tetsuya Kakihara,
  • Tomohisa Hashizume
  • Ryosuke Kanemoto
  • Yuta Kasuya
  • Kazuyuki Okitsu
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto

 

More Upcoming Nintendo Switch Otome Games from OperaHouse to look out for (These games are either announced or released in Nintendo Eshop Japan):

New Otomate Titles 2019 (Nintendo Switch)

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Otomate has released new Otome Titles coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019 during this year’s Otomate Party event held in Tokyo, Japan. There were at least 11 new game titles, two of which are mobile games (for iOS and Android).

 

NEW TITLES (Nintendo Switch)

 

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Title: Diabolik Lovers “Chaos Lineage”
Developers: Rejet, Idea Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Konishi Katsuyuki, Suzuki Tatsuo, Maeno Tomoaki, Morikawa Tomoyuki, Kishio Daisuke, Kimio Ryohei, Kimura Ryohei, Hirakawa Daisuke, Kondo Takashi, Sakurai Takahiro, Morikubo Shotaro, Midorikawa Hikaru, Kaji Yuki

 

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Title: CLOCK ZERO “One second of demise” ~ Devote
Developers: Idea Factory, Design Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include:  Namikawa Daisuke, Maeno Tomoaki, Toriumi Kosuke, Sugiyama Noriaki, Ishida Akira , Shou Sudou

 

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Title: HAKUOKI: Shinkai Tsukikage no Shou / Ginsei no Shou
Developers: Idea Factory, Design Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Shinichiro Miki, Shotaro Morikubo, Kosuke Morikubo, Hiroyuki Toriumi, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Koji Yusano, Tomohiro Tsuboi, Tomohiro Tobita, Takaobu Suzuki, Miyano Mamoru, Kaji Yuki, Ono Daisuke, Tsuda Kenjiro

 

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Title: Lover Pretend
Developers: Idea Factory, Design Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Not Available

 

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Title: Birchshan Battle Princess ~ Genpei Akane Yumeni ~
Developers: Idea Factory, Red Entertainment, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Not Available

 

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Title:  Olympia Soiree
Developers: Idea Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Not Available

 

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Title: Private Belle Valley School ~ Rose of Versailles
Developers: Idea Factory, Power Ambitious, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Aika Senbongi, Noriko Mori, Aya Suzumura, Aya Endo, Junichi Suwabe, Yuki Ono

 

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Title: Illusion tea ceremony Anchante
Developers: Idea Factory, Design Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Not Available

 

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Title: Ha Raichi Iwai (Working Title, New Project)
Developers: Watanabe Entertainment, Idea Factory, Otomate
***Will update once, they release more details about this game

 

Additional Titles (Older Games) with an upcoming Switch Port

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Title: Yunohana Spring! “Mellow Times”
Developers: Idea Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Ryouhei Kimura, Kenjiro Tsuda, KENN, Sugiyama Noriaki, Akira Ishida

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Developers:
 Idea Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Kaji Yuuki, Shimono Hiro, Terashima Takuma, Toriumi Kousuke, Yasumoto Hiroki, Midorikawa Hikaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Modern Nostalgie (Includes 2 FDs)
Developers: Vingt-et-un. Systems Corpor… & Ichi Column Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s official website.

Seiyuus (Voice Actors) include: Tasaka Hideki, Maeda Takeshi, Miyauchi Atsushi, Kishio Daisuke, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Kakehashi Atsushi

 

 

MOBILE GAMES

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Title: Hypnosis microphone – Division Rap Battle
Developers:
 Idea Factory, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

 

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Title: Cafe and Bar Dante’s Peak
Developers: Idea Factory, Wright Flyer Live Entertainment, Otomate
Click this link to view the game’s trailer.

 

So there you have it!
NOTE: Again, these games are only confirmed in Japan and there are still zero news whether or not localisation companies (e.g. Idea Factory International, Aksys Games) will be bringing these titles to the West.

Sources: Otomate Party 2018 Site 
                Otomate x Nintendo Switch Official Site

Kitty Love is coming to Nintendo Switch!

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POST EDIT:  You can view the latest news about Kitty Love here.

Click here to read my review for this game.

Voiced? YES

Voice Actors include:

  • Soma Saito
  • Atsushi Tamaru
  • Hiroki Yasumoto
  • Tomoaki Maeno
  • Takahiro Sakurai

 

STORY
You work at a flower shop and you spend everyday working hard at your job.
Then one night, in the park you always go to, there is an odd-eyed black cat. It curses you so that only at night-time you get turned into a cat.
There is only one way to break the curse.

―A kiss from the person you truly love.
In order to break the curse, everyday as a human, and every night as a cat, you put forth all your efforts.

The game’s english patch was originally scheduled for late October, but because of some delays, they’ve decided to release the game’s localized version on a later time. Hopefully this delay happened due to some intense proof reading  of the game by a native speaker! *chuckles*

 

GAKUEN CLUB is out on the Nintendo Switch

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Game Title: Gakuen Club
Release Date: August 30, 2018
Developers: 
OperaHouse Corporation
Publishers: 
D3Publisher

Today, D3P has released a port for Gakuen Club (localized ver.) for the Nintendo Switch (North America and Europe). This game’s localized version also have mobile (iOS, Android) ports and PC (Steam) ports.

Click here for Gakuen Club downloadable content (Nintendo Eshop).

Click here to read my review for this game.

STORY (Nintendo Eshop):
Our heroine is entering her junior year of high school when she finds out she will be suddenly transferring to the famous Kirika Academy located in the city due to her father’s new job. 

She is quite excited about starting her new school life, but she stumbles upon a secret night club that is being operated after school hours, and gets herself roped into working the kitchen…

As she grows closer to the other waitstaff of the night club, she learns of their past, and finds herself becoming more and more involved in a complicated web of human relationships and romance…

 

VOICED? YES

Voice Actors includes fan favorite: Yuuichirou Umehara, Kousuke Toriumi, KENN and Kensho Ono.

I bought the mobile version of Gakuen Club last year in iTunes and although I enjoyed it’s art, music and outstanding VA’s, the story was pretty dull and boring so I never really got a chance to finish the entire game (only bought and finished Sakai’s route). I’m buying this game again for my Switch and hopefully finish all the routes this time but I won’t be expecting too much plot wise, ha! you shouldn’t either. lol

 

More Upcoming Nintendo Switch Otome Games from OperaHouse to look out for (These games are either announced or released in Nintendo Eshop Japan):

  • Vinculum Hearts
  • Nyabara ~How to find my love~ (this one’s interesting since the MC turns into a cat! nyan.)
  • Spiral Memoria