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10:00 PM on 06.30.2014

This Wizard of Oz otome game lets you romance the Cowardly Lion, et al.

It's a rare day that an otome game gets announced for a western release. Visual novels appeal to a pretty select audience, and those targeting a female demographic certainly aren't any less niche. Every once in a while, thoug...

Kyle MacGregor


9:00 AM on 10.16.2013

Doujin bundle: Seven Japanese indie games for cheap

Groupees has returned with another cornucopia of strange and wonderful independently-developed games from Japan. The service's latest bundle features seven doujinsoft titles, which can be acquired in pairs of your choosing f...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 07.26.2013

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side hits PSP in August

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side will arrive on August 27, Aksys Games has announced. In addition to being among the last games join the PlayStation Portable's library, the title's release marks something of a rarity, as otome visual...

Kyle MacGregor

6:00 AM on 03.18.2013

Aksys: There's a western market for otome games

Otome games are a niche within a niche. Visual novels and dating sims focusing on romantic relationships from a female perspective, they've never quite gained traction outside of Japan. Maybe that's starting to change though....

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 AM on 02.16.2013

Aksys localizing game where you are Keiji Inafune's niece

I have to hand it to Aksys. They've been taking a lot of risks on titles which, even in today's tolerant environment, would still be considered niche-within-niche. Games like this one, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (Bakudan Handan...

Josh Tolentino

5:00 PM on 01.20.2013

Meet Princess Arthur's hunky Knights of the Round Table

In case you missed it before, Princess Arthur is an otome game based on Arthurian legend. The game follows a young woman named Alu who retrieves a sacred sword encased in stone before falling in with a group of sexy young kn...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 01.04.2013

Date the Knights of the Round Table in Princess Arthur

The PSP isn't dead. Not if companies like Aksys, XSEED, and Atlus have anything to say about it anyway. Every month or two the system seems to add a new title to its library and lately they usually seem of the niche Japanese ...

Kyle MacGregor

2:00 PM on 07.03.2011

Anime Expo: Aksys Games bringing the hot guy action

So do you like hot guys? Well Aksys Games is hoping a few of you do. Not afraid to let the PSP die in North America Aksys Games announced two new titles for the ill-fated handheld at their “Publish Hard with a Vengeance...

Wesley Ruscher