Collar x Malice -Unlimited- Review (Nintendo Switch)

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COLLAR X MALICE UNLIMITED is the first fandisc of the series Collar x Malice. This FD consists of “After Stories” continuing all the romantic endings of Collar x Malice’s main cast. It also offers extra stories for side characters: Kazuki, Seiji Minegishi, and Hideaki Yoshinari, as well as an alternative story that continues one of Adonis’s bad endings of the first game.

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Otome Game Visual Novel “Nicole” is Coming to the Nintendo Switch

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Nicole, is a Renpy OELVN that has recently made it’s way to the Switch console. The game is developed by WinterWolves Games and was initially published for PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) systems only. Due to the game’s popularity, it was recently ported to consoles (PS4, Xbox, and NSwitch) by the Publishing Company Ratalaika Games to reach more audience.

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INDIE CORNER: Yaoi Visual Novel ‘Night and Day’ Demo is out!

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Night and Day is a Yaoi Visual Novel set in Paris in 1950, and it’s a story about art, coming of age, and jazz music. The demo is available on Steam (Windows version only) and itchio (Win, Linux and Mac). Continue reading “INDIE CORNER: Yaoi Visual Novel ‘Night and Day’ Demo is out!”

INDIE CORNER: Horror Otome Visual Novel – ‘In Blood’ Demo is out!

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In Blood is a visual novel with branching storytelling where the choices you make change the story, protagonist, and ending to make for a unique experience every playthrough. Accented by talented voice acting and beautiful artwork combined with immersive sound and original music. In Blood has a mature story for an older-than-teen audience in mind. As you play you can unlock achievements and gorgeous illustrations.

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Otome Games in Nintendo Switch (English)

Hey folks and all you lovely otome gamers! I purposely made this post as an updated version of the previous one I did back in 2018 titled, Otome Games in Nintendo Switch (English) ~Old Version~. Just so we’re clear, this list will only include otome games that were localized and are currently available in the west. I’ll also make sure to update this list whenever we get new releases.

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Looking back on what we had two years ago versus what we have right now, I’d say, for such a niche genre, we’re actually making good progress! From mobile ports to vita ports, and now we actually have new games announced exclusively for the switch alone! It makes me really happy to see a lot of support coming from everyone, both old and new otome fans! Nyaa! 

The list below may not be up to par with the Japanese releases for very obvious reasons lol, but here’s what we have so far.

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: 4/10

Comments: The only two things 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 Encounter “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” (otomearmada folks), this game apparently borders a bit on “rapey” scenarios? Haha if you’re someone 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. The story was kinda sloppy that I couldn’t wait to finish it just to be done with it. I’m not sure if I’d recommend this game to anyone at all.
Recommended Routes: Akito (just cause Mamoru voices him lol)

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

Comments: I loved the game’s shoujo art style. Story-wise, it was mediocre at best. Some routes I kinda enjoyed while others left me all (σ_σ*). The heroine was also pretty spunky in this game so that’s a plus.
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: The game’s english subs needed proofreading. 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 imo.
Recommended Routes: Kohei, Takuma

Nightshade

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Game Review 
Voiced: YES
Price: 47.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 8/10

Comments: If you’re having second thoughts whether or not it’s worth shelling out 50 bux to get this game in your Switch Library. Here’s my advice: GET IT! If you haven’t played the game yet, this one’s definitely a gem. When it comes to the character arcs and story-line, I cannot recommend Nightshade enough! Ask other Nightshade fans and they’ll tell you the same thing! ha! (*´▽`*)
Recommended Routes: ALL

Enchanted in the Moonlight (Miyabi, Kyoga & Samon)

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 19.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: Haven’t really touched this game at all, even in mobile but I’d expect the story is just about the same quality as any voltage mobile otome game would have. This game series has a good amount of fan base though, so maybe that’s telling something? ┐(‘~` )┌

Enchanted in the Moonlight (Kiryu, Chikage & Yukinojo)

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 19.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: As said above, I haven’t really touched this series at all even in mobile but I’d expect the story is just about the same quality as any voltage mobile otome game would have.

Star Crossed Myth – The Department of Wishes

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 29.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: Star Crossed Myth series  is another voltage mobile title that was recently ported over to the Switch. If you’re curious whether this port has the same amount of story & additional contents the mobile app had, here’s what you’ll be getting for purchasing the game’s full console price: All main character’s stories and POVs, Epilogues, Sequels, All character’s POV sequels, Sequel Epilogues, Musings on Love (Side Stories), S2 Porlogue, A promise of Infinity (Side Stories), A Promise of Infinity (All Character’s POV). 

Star Crossed Myth – The Department of Punishments

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 29.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: Same as its predecessor, the contents you’ll be getting from purchasing its full console price are:  All main character’s stories and POVs, Epilogues, Sequels, All character’s POV sequels, Sequel Epilogues, Musings on Love (Side Stories), S2 Porlogue, A promise of Infinity (Side Stories), A Promise of Infinity (All Character’s POV). 

Akash: Path of Five

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: YES
Price: 29.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments:  This is probably the first otome OELVN that has landed on the Switch Library. This game has an interesting premise and setting. To add up, it is fully voiced in english which is pretty cool. This is another title that I haven’t had the chance to play yet but is currently sitting in my backlog. lol

Kissed by the Baddest Bidder

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: I believe I played Eisuke’s route (the CEO) in the mobile app way back. It was good steamy content to pass the time if you ask me… but the eyeless heroine turned me off.

Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

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Game Review
Voiced: YES
Price: 39.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 9/10

Comments: This is the first Otomate title that was ported over to the Switch console. It’s also, one of the first otome games I’ve played in the Vita and I was sooo happy when I heard it’s finally coming to the Switch. Get this game if you can! You won’t be disappointed. I promise!
Recommended Routes: ALL

Code Realize ~Future Blessings~

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Game Review
Voiced: YES
Price: 39.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 8/10

Comments: This fandisc is an awesome sequel to the first Code Realize series. If you’re thirsty for more adventures with Cardia and Lupin’s Gang, take my advice and get this game! This fandisc will also feature Finis and Sholme’s very own routes.
Recommended Routes: ALL

My Secret Pets 

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

Comments: I use to have the the mobile version of this game and I’ve only played Lufna’s (the cat) route. It’s alright. The story (for that one route) is kinda underwhelming. I might try and finish the rest of the routes one day  (playing the switch version) and write a review but If you’re planning to get this game, maybe get Yoshiwara instead or get this when its on sale.

Closet Princess

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO (partial only)
Price: 24.99
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: Don’t be fooled by this game’s eshop decription as “voiced” because IT’S NOT! The game is partially voiced, by partial, I mean you’ll only hear the seiyuu’s yelps and grunts lmao! Honestly, not worth its full price! This game is also a straight up mobile port and nothing new has been added to it in the console version.

Our Two Bedroom Story

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 24.99
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: I’ve heard great things about this game back when it was first released in mobile. I never had the chance to pick it up though, as I was a bit skeptical and again, eyeless heroines really turns me off. Maybe I’ll give this one a go soon!

My Butler

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 9.99
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: Cheap smut for a cheap game. I bought this game on Steam a couple of years back and had never got around continuing it because: the story was super bland, MC is literally a doormat and the guys are too possesive in a stupid fashion lol. I only played one route though, Makoto (the idol) – it was not good.

Collar x Malice

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Game Review
Voiced: YES
Price: 39.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 10/10

Comments: Collar x Malice is finally getting a switch port! This game is my absolute favorite otome title! The romance is pretty darn good, yes… but it’s actually the story that’ll leave you completely immersed! For the life of me, I recommend this game 100%!
Recommended Routes: ALL

My Bewitching Perfume

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 19.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: This is another mobile game port from OperaHouse. I have never heard nor played the game unfortunately.

Love Letter from Thief X

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 24.99
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments:  I think this is one of the better titles from Voltage’s Love365 collection (along with the ones they’ve already ported above). I’ve read a couple of good reviews (from Apple/ Android store) about this game so I guess that’s saying something. Take note, this is another Voltage mobile port.

Dangerous Relationship

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

Comments: This is yet another Forbidden Romance mobile port title published by D3 Publisher. The game was first released in mobile back in 2016.

SPIRAL MEMORIA ~The Summer I Meet Myself~

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Game Review
Voiced
: YES
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: 4/10

Comments: Disappointing game. The story had potential. Unfortunately it was presented in a boring kind of way (made me asleep a couple of times). I’m not sure if I’d recommend this one.
Recommended Routes: Rin, Kazuma

NICOLE

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Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 18.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: Will be posting a review soon!

Collar x Malice Unlimited

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Game Review
Voiced: YES
Price: 49.99
Chlo’s Rating: 8/10

Comments: This fandisc contains “After Story” content continuing the (romantic) canon endings of the previous game. Expect proposals and even a wedding scenes of Ichika and her love interest/s! This FD is also VERY STEAMY!🤤 (lots of *internal screaming* guaranteed!). If you can’t get enough of CxM, and all of the game’s cast of characters, this is definitely a must-have!
Recommended Routes: ALL

OFFICE LOVERS

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

Comments: This is another mobile / steam port from D3Publisher. The original game was released by Dogenzaka Labs back in 2016 for the platforms iOS, Android and Steam. I have not played nor heard of this game unfortunately.

MY FORGED WEDDING

Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: NO
Price: 24.99 USD
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Comments: MFW is probably one of the first ever voltage otome games released in English. Take note, this game, is another Voltage mobile port.

SECRETS OF ME

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

Comments: Secrets of Me, is a D3P game which was originally released in STEAM back in 2016. I recall enjoying the premise of this game, the “Stalking for love” theme was weirdly funny imo for an otome game but most of the routes were very cliche. I only finished one route (Meguru Yakushi) and I didn’t liked it lol. If you really want to try this one out maybe get this when it’s on sale?

Piofiore Fated Memories

Game Review (in progress)
Voiced: YES
Price: 49.99
Chlo’s Rating: NA

Release Date: October 8, 2020

Comments: Will be posting a review soon!

Cafe Enchante

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Coming Soon! (Eshop page, not available yet)
Release Date: November 2020

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And there you have it guys! So far, these are all the (english) otome games we currently have available in the western eshop. I’m honestly hoping and crossing my fingers that this list will massively expand throughout the years. Let’s keep supporting this genre and that may happen soon enough!

If you think I’ve missed some other titles , please do let me know so I can update this list!

Other Helpful Links:

Old Post: Otome Games in Nintendo Switch (English) ~Old Version~
Japanese Otome Games: Eshop Japan

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The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya – Iroha Walkthrough

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IROHA – high tempered manager of Kikuya.

NOTE: This guide is for the SUPER HAPPY ENDINGTo get the HAPPY ENDING CG,simply start from Chapter 13 (likability should be  at 0%). It shouldn’t matter what your last two choices are. 

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