Inre’s ChuSinGura 46+1 -Bushi no Kodou- has been set for November 28th.
The Eiyuu＊Senki GOLD visual fan book is 420 pages long, about 3 cm thick and weighs over 2 kg! It has all the characters, CGs and guest illustrations… all in full colour! The censorship is very minimal, so you can enjoy them in their full glory. It comes out on September 26th for only ￥3900. Definitely worth it!
Max Factory’s Super Sonico figma makes it look like she spent too long in the tanning salon. If you’re into that look, then she can be yours for ￥3889, shipping in December. I’ll definitely be passing.
5pb. is holding a summer sale on their online shop from August 13th to August 27th in commemoration of Steins;Gate‘s 5th anniversary, with titles up to 90% off.
The Palette staff go out for a walk in the park with a love fairy. The scythe is for cutting grass.
Ahhhhhh… Tina’s route satisfied my need for a Mashifoni-esque story. 合法ロリ万歳！ Overall Sakusaku wasn’t perfect, but I don’t regret buying the game one bit. Then I went and played Rumia’s route in Change! in one night. Chuuni charas are cute when they’re dere. The change ability is amusing as expected, but this protagonist is an absolute perv!
Studio Ryokucha is making a seiyuu change for Minamijuujisei Renka‘s inquisitive kouhai Sakuya. I think I’ve heard this seiyuu before somewhere, but I can’t quite place who it is. Any guesses? There’s a new trial out for the game with the new voice clips.
Navel is releasing an append disc for Tsukioto on August 29th. It will contain after stories for all heroines, and adds full voice for Asahi. Other titles announced this week include:
Release dates have been set for the following:
Windmill’s Harukaze Sensation! has been delayed to November 28th, in order to incorporate the E-mote system for H scenes.
The Ushinawareta Mirai o Motomete anime will be on air this fall. TYPE MOON has announced that Unlimited Blade Works (Rin route) will start in October, with the second season planned for next April. There is also a movie, Heaven’s Feel, in the works. No initial date has been given yet. Finally, they are also making two smartphone games, Realta Nua and Fate/Grand Order (an RPG). Service is scheduled to begin this fall and winter, respectively. They sure are milking this series.
SHOT MUSIC’s latest soundtrack “SHOT FES TWINS” includes two CDs of songs from various eroge, such as Karumaruka, Hitoren and Happiness!. One CD will be the original, while the other will feature remixes. Together, they are priced at ￥3000.
Now you can have your own love fairy to watch over you! GSC is making a nendoroid of Sakusaku‘s Tina, which will be initially sold at C86 for ￥4630. It’ll probably be made available via GSC’s online shop and other retailers at a later date.
Other new figures available for preorder include:
Dakimakura are coming out for Sakusaku‘s An, Sorahana‘s Mea and Yuu, D.C.III‘s Rikka, Byakko‘s Kaho, Zannen‘s Rinne, Love Revenge‘s Honoka, Tsujidou‘s Ai and Azusa, Escalayer‘s Escalayer, Neko Masshigura‘s Honoka, HapyMaher FD‘s Yuuko, Yakimochi Stream‘s Mutsuki, Alruna‘s Michelle, G.I.B.‘s Yukano, ALIA’s CARNIVAL‘s Asuha, MeltyMoment‘s Sumire and Seinarukana‘s Narukana. Are there any that catch your eye? Why isn’t there a Tina or Konami one…
I spent the past week going through all the available August and September trials. Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu. and Satsukoi are the ones with the most potential in this month, while Chiruchiru☆Michiru should be good for laughs. And the imouto in Yakimochi Stream is totally insane! I’m away for the weekend for a friend’s wedding, but I’ll resume Tina’s route in Sakusaku when I’m back.
It wasn’t looking so good earlier, but at least we got some games this month after all the July delays. We’ve got magic girls, time travellers, human-eating mermaids, demon fighters, aliens, and a God in the form of a bunny. Enjoy an exciting summer vacation in sweet light’s Himawari!!, or help a sickly heroine in AkabeiSoft3’s Dekinai Watashi ga, Kurikaesu.. If you’re looking for a cute chara-ge, keep an eye on Marmalade’s PRIMAL×HEARTS and Parasol’s Harenochi Kitto Nanohana Biyori. Remember: cuteness isn’t a problem, it’s the solution!
Filler month, with nothing major or especially noteworthy coming out, giving most plenty of time to work on their backlog until the next exciting episode of eroge Z.
dualtail’s Venus Blood -HYPNO- has been set for November 28th.
key is releasing a Perfect Edition of Tomoyo After on September 26th. It combines content from both the original PC game and the console port, and also includes the tactical RPG Dungeons and Takafumis.
The visual fan book for rootnuko’s Umisora no Fragments will be on shelves on August 27th. The art wasn’t good to begin with…
Innocent Grey’s Flowers will be ported over to the PSP/PSV, scheduled for October 9th.
CLayz has a 1/6 scale figure of Fate/EXTRA CCC‘s Saber coming out in April for ￥12,000.
Finished Yuuri and An’s routes in Sakusaku. I felt that the story progression was fine in Yuuri’s route, but the ending left a lot to be desired. An’s was better and reminded me a lot of SHUFFLE‘s Sia. Only have the ‘love fairy’ Tina left now… but I’ll probably play some August trials first.
Terios is back and they’re making a sequel Magical Canan 2 ~Hiiro no Bergamot~, scheduled for October 31st. I remember the first title mainly from the H anime, and this sequel takes place one year after the original. There’ll be a new heroine introduced and Chihaya for some reason is unable to transform into Septem Charm.
Other new titles announced this week include:
ALICESOFT – Busou Shoujotai Blade☆Briders (October 24th)
Azarashi Soft – Amakano
CandySoft – Aneyome Quartet (October 31st)
Cotton Soft – Katakoi Visionary
CUBE – Koisuru Kanojo no Bukiyou na Butai (November 28th)
dualtail – VenusBlood -HYPNO-
ensemble – Otome ga Kanaderu Koi no Aria
Liar-soft – Teito Hiten Daisakusen (December 26th)
Mink – Sister Scheme 3 (November 28th)
minori – Soreyori no Prologue
NekoNekoSoft – Sumire
Pajamas Soft – Prism Princess ~Futari no Himekishi to Kokan no Monshou~ (November 28th)
Release dates have been set for the following:
âge’s Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse has been delayed to September 26th.
étude is releasing a 10th anniversary collector’s edition on October 31st, which will contain Mikomai, Asuseka, Akizora and Nanatoki. The limited edition will include a special collection of 18 songs from the four games.
SMEE has made a Fureraba mini fandisc and full soundtrack for C86, priced at ￥5000. It includes a short after story for each of the four heroines.
The July append disc for PRETTY×CATION is now available for download.
The PS3/PSV port Konosora CRUISE SIGN has been delayed to October 30th.
New figures available for preorder include:
GSC – 1/7 scale Saber Extra (Fate/EXTRA, January, ￥10,926)
GSC – 1/6 scale Super Sonico After the Party (Sonicomi, November, ￥12,778)
Max Factory – 1/7 scale Misty swimsuit ver. (Shining Hearts, January, ￥10,000)
WING – 1/7 scale Chachamaru / DX ver. (Muramasa, November, ￥18,333)
Lucifuges, Meishao and Leoville were the top 3 in the Maonama chara poll and are featured in the H trial. Mei will also be included as a dakimakura in the official preorder. Konami won the Sengoku Koihime mizugi chara poll and will get a wallpaper on August 15th.
Dakimakuras will be available for Koihime‘s Sei, Shion and Riri, Sengoku Koihime‘s Kuon, Himegoto Union‘s Matsuri and Haneru, Hachimyoujin‘s Ayumi, PENDULUM‘s Makoto and Sayaka, Majikoi‘s Miyako and Tatsuko, Chiccha Love Apart‘s Ayaka, Minakoi‘s Kanori, Berry’s‘ Wakaba and Natsuki, and all the Bunny Paradise girls.
Eroge companies have been busy this week announcing their C86 goods. You should take a look at your favourite companies to see what they offer.
After a week away, I finally got settled into Sakusaku and finished off Konami and Mio’s routes. I liked the heavy focus on the taboo sibling relationship in Konami’s route, but didn’t find Mio’s story to be particularly interesting. She cried a little too much to my liking. Yuuri is up next!
The following titles have been delayed:
The winner of the Hello, lady! chara poll is the protagonist Shinri! The top heroine is Saku. Chara polls have started up for Sakigen (until July 18th), ALIA’s CARNIVAL (until July 28th) and Majikoi A (until August 31st).
The Ame Koi and Hanamaou OSTs will come out at the same time as the games: August 8th and August 29th, respectively. The latter comes with a pretty nice tapestry as well. Yakushi Ruri’s 6th album, “flower shop”, will be on shelves on September 26th for ￥2800.
GSC is releasing a nendoroid ‘oshigoto set’ for SoniAni‘s Super Sonico in October for ￥3426. It contains both a maid body and a swimsuit body.
Dakimakuras are available for preorder for Koinaka‘s Mio, Chiccha Love Apart‘s Nina and Koishiki Manual‘s Honoka. ALcot is also making a dakimakura of Clover Day’s‘ Hekiru, along with the 5th sister glass, featuring Riaimo‘s Shiori and Mai! These will be available at Denkigai Matsuri 2014 Summer.
There’s quite a few RPG/SLGs this month, including Debonosu Works’ Gigai no Alruna, side-B’s Märtopia and ALICESOFT’s Beat Angel Escalayer Reboot. CLOCKUP’s much anticipated Fraternite should be an intriguing read, while FAVORITE’s AstralAir no Shiroki Towa promises to warm our hearts. For me, I’m definitely going to enjoy May-Be Soft’s whacky gender-bending Change!.
Sigh, this month well, it was a long one, and a very very boring month. The one area eroge overachieves anymore is in how much effort they put into underachieving in the most efficient ways possible. I suppose this is what happens when you limbo with lolis, the bar gets set far too low for anyone else to have any fun. For people who only care about the H scenes or if the characters are shaped more or less the same as their favored cookie cutter may find some games to enjoy this month, but if you want something to enjoy the story, development of the characters and setting, so you may enjoy the process of the game itself then… well maybe next month, or the one after that, or sometime in the future….