Kurukuru Ku~ru & Heliotrope
I came upon two new makers recently: AXIS and Hatena. AXIS will be releasing their first game Kurukuru Ku~ru in June and it’s a gender-switching love comedy. There have been a lot of traps and guy protagonists dressing up as girls, but this game features an actual explosion (chemical in nature) that causes guys to become girls, and vice versa. Why is the girl form of the main guy the cutest…
Hatena also recently started their website. Their first game, Heliotrope, is coming out in late April. I like the art a lot and am intrigued by the references to gods and goddesses. There seems to be some battling involved too.
I should also point out that it seems that NekonekoSoft is being revived. They have a new title planned for this year. For those who have played Lamune and some of their other games, I’m sure you’d be waiting patiently for it.