Monthly Updates – July 2017.

This series is centered around the monthly updates of different OLEVNs being developed with an emphasis on romance or if the protagonist(s) is/are female. Otome games in development or that have been released will also be mentioned, but as a secondary focus. Due to the abundance of the mobile games and blogs that already follow their releases, I will only mention new mobile games releases.

Take a look around and hopefully you find something the piques your interest!

announcements - spring

  • Aksys made several announcements earlier this month:
    • Bad Apple Wars is set to be released September 29th, 2017. An LE is also in the works!
    • Code:Realize ~Banquet of Rainbows~ (the PS4 ver. of the game + FD) has been announced for 2018.
    • 7’scarlet, Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawks have also been announced for 2018.
  • Cybird will be releasing Shall We Date: Once Upon a Time in August 2017.
  • Viz Media has gotten the rights to the manga,  Kenka Bancho Otome: Girl Beats Boys!
  • XOXO Droplets is currently recruiting beta testers.
  • The Pirate Mermaid is looking for beta testers.
  • Idea Factory International is looking for beta testers for Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds on Steam.
  • Airy Nothings is offering a paid artist position.
  • GB Patch is looking to hire artists for their next visual novel. The position has since been filled.
  • ReineWorks is looking for a paid writer for one of its games.
  • Apple Cider is looking for a composer for Caramel Mokaccino and a background artist for DoreKare! The positions have since been filled.
  • Yo! Krowjo! opened up auditions! Here is more information on the game!
  • Cheritz is celebrating Mystic Messenger‘s 1st Anniversary with an event and new merchandise!
  • RBG Otome, based of Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valencia, is in development!
  • Sifting Thyme has started their Kickstarter! Consider checking out the demo as well.
  • The Masquerade Killer has started their Kickstarter! Consider checking out the demo as well.
    • There have been some changes to the stretch goals, but the KS is still going strong!
  • Voiceful has been announced by Lockvia Studios!
  • Aeon Dream Studios needs a new Lead Artist for To the Edge of the Sky.

releases - spring

  • Operation: Future Domination demo has been released.
  • The Letter has been released via Steam.
  • Building Up My Dream Boy has been released on Android.
  • Miss Detective’s Undercover was released on Android.
  • Mystic Destinies – Hikaru’s Book 2 has been released for itchio and Steam.
  • Tell a Demon has been released on Steam and itchio.
  • Voices from the Sea has been released in German by Zeiva Inc.
  • Pastry Lovers has been released on Steam. It has also be released on mobile devices.
  • Seven Boys was released on Steam.
  • Last Call was released on itchio.
  • Lads in Distress has a released a new demo on itchio.
  • Secrets in Spades ~Dangerous Engagements~ was released on Android.
  • Collar X Malice has been released by Aksys through Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and other retailers.

updates - spring

events - spring

  • SakeVisual’s founder, Aya Sakata, will be at AnimeFest in Dallas, TX from Aug. 17-20, 2017 for some VN-related fun!
  • Sekai Project will also be at AnimeFest as well.
  • Mangagamer and Sekai Project will both be in Otakon in Washington D.C, from Aug 11-13, 2017.

interesting posts - spring

  • Analysis // Otome Game Sale Number Crunching || Yukina looks at the sales of Japanese otome games in recent years and makes some interesting connections about the industry as a whole.
  • Collar X Malice || Yume is giving their thoughts in this review just in time for the English release!
  • Psychadelica Series – Introduction || With the series being announced for localization earlier this month, consider checking out Michi’s explanation on who the characters are and how the 2 games are related.
  • Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite -Review-||If you are a history nerd or enjoy anything about French Revolution, Michi goes through a summary and what she enjoyed of the game.
  • My First Japanese Otome Game Translation || The writer takes us through their process of translating My Sports Boyfriend, the differences, and just exactly it was difficult for them in a personal and professional level.

 

THOSE ARE THE UPDATES FOR THE MONTH AND I HOPE YOU FOUND SOMETHING YOU MIGHT ENJOY! PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS NEW SERIES. ALSO IF YOU SEE ANY MISSING GAMES OR NEWS, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! 

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