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Visual novels have thrived on PC over the years, and they’ve also gained traction on Nintendo 3DS, PS4, and PS Vita. More than just a point-and-click adventure, a variety of genres have popped up over the years, including dating simulators. Idea Factory, under its Otomate brand, focuses on this genre with its otome games. Targeted towards women, these novels feature dating-sim scenarios and involve more than simply finding love, with some games turning typical tropes on their heads.

Idea Factory is bringing a dozen otome games to the console — while most are ports of previously released titles, there are also some brand new titles that will debut on the system. An official video on the Otomate website outlines all 12 titles, including release dates for four:

  • Hakuoki Shinkai: Fuukaden for Nintendo Switch | Release date: September 6th
  • Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~ | Release date: September 13th
  • Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Irodori Nadeshiko | Release date: 2018
  • Cendrillon palikA | Release date: 2018
  • Shiritsu Verbara Gakuen: Versailles no Bara Re*imagination | Release date: TBD
  • Norn9: Norn + Nonette LOFN for Nintendo Switch | Release date: TBD
  • Amnesia for Nintendo Switch | Release date: TBD
  • Reine des Fleurs for Nintendo Switch | Release date: TBD
  • Birushanah Senki: Genpeiden | Release date: TBD
  • Sengoku Night Blood | Release date: TBD
  • LoverPretend | Release date: TBD
  • New entry in the Hakuoki series | Release date: TBD


As of now, these titles are only planned for release in Japan. Idea Factory’s international site and social media has yet to comment if the company will be bringing the games over to North America and Europe. We’ll make sure to keep you posted on this as more information becomes available – so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can watch the Japanese trailer below:



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Written by Jennifer Burch

Illustrator, designer, writer and big Nintendo geek, you can find Jennifer with an N3DS within reach 24/7. As the oldest of three, she has survived many Mario Party, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart sessions intact in addition to getting her brothers hooked on some really weird games. (Cubivore anyone?)