Amnesia LATERxCROWD for Nintendo Switch – 3rd October – Otomate
Gensoukissa Enchanté – 10th October – Otomate
Happy Spooptober everyone! A whole month dedicated to spooks and I really have nothing spooky planned lol. Honestly there’s not a lot of new upcoming otome games from Japan that are slightly horror based, I guess the OELVN community gotta pull that weight… Though I guess if you think about Toma from Amnesia trapping you in a cage and drugging you for weeks on end is horror, then there’s that.
On similar note, the double fandisc bundle for Amnesia is going to release on the Switch this month. Hopefully it’ll get an English Localisation because only the original game was localised, but alas that was only to the Switch.
Personally I’m doing all right. Getting that bread to hopefully continue posting for you guys. Though seems like this year ain’t great for my blog because honestly stats are dwindling. I wonder if Google hates me and my blog now because it’s not gaining traffic anymore lol. Oh well 😂 I’ll just keep doing what I do best (which is avoiding writing otome game reviews apparently). But enough self-deprecating humour, let’s check out this month’s releases.
It really does seem like releases are slowing down at the end of this year, I’m not sure if last year had the same problem. Heck, I think only one game is scheduled for release in November. Then again some games really do go under my radar because my sources aren’t updating or adding all games expected to release and also sometimes I’m just not actively seeking out every game announcement. So apologies if I ever miss a game!
Here’s a rundown on this month’s releases:
Amnesia LATERxCROWD is a port to the Nintendo Switch of a PS Vita port of two PSP fandisc games for Amnesia. Basically the LATER portion of the game is more focused on after stories, “another” stories and side content like the wacky world of Waka-san and girl’s party as well as another “route option” where you find your memories with Orion instead of the other boys. CROWD is split into three parts “SUSPENSE”, “WORKING” and “LOVE” where these parts have a couple of mini-games and nothing too ground breaking… I guess? I guess you could say the SUSPENSE part of CROWD was pretty much a precursor to CollarxMalice judging by the website’s explanation lol.
Gensoukissa Enchanté is a new Otomate game for the Switch (feels like ages since a new otoge from Otomate was released omg… lately it’s just been ports galore). The story focuses on Kotone after she inherits her late grandfather’s cafe “Enchante” and the regular customers of said cafe. Though the customers aren’t exactly your run of the mill coffee enthusiasts, in fact Enchante is a domain that hosts those who come from different worlds, non-humans to be exact, from demons to dullahans. This game will also be getting a release in the West in 2020, which means English localisation (the exact date is not decided yet). It seems like it’ll be a cute game but judging from the limited edition cover and CGs from the website maybe it’ll be a bit heart-wrenching.
That’s it for this month. I’ve already preordered my limited copy of Gensoukissa Enchante because it actually has something different from most Otomate LEs recently as a bonus, as it comes with a B3 poster (wowzers). Which is basically a poster that is 35 cm by 50 cm or 13.9 inches by 19.7 inches. Sweet. I won’t be getting any animate or other shop sets bc I’m being a cheapskate but they do look pretty cute. I just hope that the game will live up to my expectations (though I will prepare for the worst if it doesn’t turn out great). Maybe it’ll be a good Halloween post excuse considering there be a couple of monster boys in this game (tho maybe technically one and a half monster boys…).
Thanks for reading!