NOTE: This post has been constantly updated with news on release dates as well as the game’s official english titles.
The wait is over ladies! As of today (July 5, 2019), Aksys Games confirmed several Otome titles that will grace the West in 2020 for the Nintendo Switch console.
During Aksys’ Anime Expo panel, the company who’s known to localize famous Otomate brand titles, have confirmed four games they’ll be bringing to the West in the next year.
Here’s a list of what we’ll have:
CODE REALIZE: Guardian of Rebirth and Future Blessings
Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth and it’s first fandisc, Code Realize: Future Blessings are finally getting a Nintendo Switch Port. First of all, I assumed they would just port the PS4 Game, Code Realize: Bouquet of Rainbows (which basically consist of the two games in a bundle), but it looks like Aksys will be having them on separate cartridges. The release date for the following Code Realize games are as follows:
Code Realize: Guardian of Rebirth – February 6, 2020
Code Realize: Future Blessings – April 2020
If you’re new to the Code Realize Series, I’ve written reviews for both the first and second game, feel free to check em’ out below:
COLLAR X MALICE AND COLLAR X MALICE UNLIMITED
The famous crime-solving otome visual novel, Collar x Malice is finally getting a Switch port. To those who are new to this game, CxM became very popular in the West due to its heart-pounding mystery type story-line topped with its alluring cast of characters that will definitely drive you at the edge of your seat.
The series’ first fandisc, Collar x Malice Unlimited is on its way too. Both games will be released this summer of 2020.
Collar x Malice – June to September 2020
Collar x Malice Unlimited – June to September 2020
If you’re curious to know more about this title, feel free to check out my review of the first game here.
PIOFIORE: FATED MEMORIES
That’s right folks! This mafia themed otome game is finally coming to the West after getting a lot of well-received feedbacks from the Japanese market back when it was first released in 2018 for the PS Vita. The game’s original Japanese title was Piofore no Banshou but Aksys, has recently confirmed the game’s official English title as Piofore: Fated Memories. This title will have an end of the year release date in 2020.
Fun Fact: Piofore no Banshou’s first fandisc (Piofiore no Banshou – Episodio 1926) was recently announced during 2019’s Otomate Party in Japan. Hopefully the fandisc will make its way to the west too.
This one actually made me scream. (°◡°♡)
Cafe Enchante or Gensou Kissa Enchante (Japanese Title) was initially announced two years ago during 2018’s Otomate Party in Japan but it wasn’t until this year’s Otomate Party (2019) that we got to see more information about the game and it’s set of unique and interesting characters.
The game premise is about Kotone Awaki (protagonist) who inherits her grandfather’s cafe only to discover that none of the patrons are human.
Cafe Enchante will have an end of the year release date in 2020.
- This game’s scenario writer is Nao Kojima, who’s notably known for his famous works: Hakuoki, Code Realize, and Variable Barricade.
- The game’s head illustrator is the artist Yuuya. You’ll find some of her works very familiar if you’ve played the titles: Hanayaka Nari series, Dandy Shot “Pub Encounters” and Jakuo no Lyla.
View the game’s trailer here.