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Otome game Norn9 coming to Vita this autumn

Once upon a time, an employee at a well known localization house told me there wasn't a market for otome games in the west. The men in charge just didn't believe folks in North America or Europe would buy romantic visual novels that were cr...

 
 
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Romance Frankenstein, Van Helsing in this Vita game

Your skin is poisonous. It rots and/or melts anything you touch. You haven't seen your pops in two years and live alone in a derelict mansion near London. Then, one day, Royal Guards try to capture you for some reason, and master thief ...

 
 
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Hatoful Boyfriend soars to PS4 and Vita in early 2015

Pigeon dating simulator Hatoful Boyfriend is flapping on over to PS4 and Vita early next year, Sony and indie publisher Devolver Digital announced today. "All y'all PlayStation nerds need to stop waiting for The Last Guardian to magically ...

 
 
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Review: Hatoful Boyfriend

Moving to a new school always sucks. You need worry to about grades, pick classes, join a club, try to find new friends, and fit into an existing social hierarchy.  Imagine that but with the added confusion of all your schoolmates bein...

 
 
 
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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 for as little as...

 
 
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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 novels scarcel...

 
 
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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. Hakuoki: Demon...

 
 
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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) for the ...

 
 
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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 knights that look...

 
 
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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 variety. It may...

 
 
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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” Anime E...

 
 




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