Saga Planets is holding a situation poll for Natsuyume Nagisa where people can suggest situations for the Natsudoki★Nagisa book that accompanies the pre-order version of the game. The lead artists will then select situations to illustrate from the list. The poll runs till May 25th. As of today, walking in on Hitsuji changing and getting fed lunch by Ayumu are leading. I can’t decide on which to vote for, as I would be content with seeing any of them, but… anything with Hitsuji and Nene is fine by me. ^^
Citron Soft‘s last game Mikoko appealed to the miko fetish. This time, they’ve taken aim directly at me. Their second game is Imouto Smile ~Uchi no Imouto Shirimasen ka~. With a theme similar to Sister Princess, a guy inherits a mansion and a fortune after his parents’ sudden death. Then, a bunch of girls come to him claiming to be his younger sisters. I don’t think they have ill intentions as the game is about life with imoutos who love you a lot. There are 4 characters listed (Haruna, Natsuki, Akiho, Touka), but the other 2 will be determined by a poll where you can describe your ideal imouto. The poll runs till June 20th. Hmm, for me… small body size, red/orange/brown shoulder-length hair with cute accessories (ribbons for sure, beret is a bonus), decent at cooking (but fails sometimes), plays the violin or flute, genki, amaenbou but not overly clingy, bad at waking up in the morning (and hence, is waken up by her oniichan every day for school). However, any imouto is fine by me so long as there’s the お兄ちゃん好き好きオーラ!
Kemonomimi fans can now rejoice as Shakunage announces their latest game Mimi o Sumaseba. Every now and then, there is an “ear time” when people on the island grow ears. These ears have the ability to ‘listen’ to the thoughts of others so long as they’re thinking about them and within 10 meters. The residents on the island have grown accustomed to this, but our protagonist just recently transferred in… Will he be able to adapt? The plot sounds intriguing and probably quite comical. Character design is decent, so I’ll keep an eye on this one.
Marmalade‘s highly anticipated 5th game is Kiss to Maou to Koucha ~Kiss x Lord x Darjeeling~. It will come out on October 30th. The art looks nice (cute chibi CG) and the story seems ok. Does Tsubasa remind you of Minato from Akaneiro? I don’t care if Shinobu is a trap. He’s everything you can ask for from a kouhai. He’s mine. Screw the heroines.
After Devils Devel Concept, Akatsuki Works is coming out with Coμ -Kuroi Ryuu to Yasashii Oukoku-. Game site will be up by end of May. Seems like it has something to do with magic. Zen might be interested in this.
The trial to Valkyrie Complex came out on May 18th, but I haven’t tried it out yet. Circus has been updating the game site regularly. System info and tips are added to the staff blogs and there’s a countdown wallpaper available.
New companies and debut games include the following:
Gargoyle – Maho Ecchi!!
HUG – Ashita wa Kitto, Haremasu you ni (August 28th)
Lilac Soft – Ano Aoi Umi Yori (July 31st)
Lupinus – Hachimitsu Otome blossom days
MoonStone Cherry – Icha Puri!
Tactics Latte – Dakko Shite Gyu!
Tactics Luxury – Trouble@Vampire
Twilight – Summer Vacation
It seems MoonStone is trying to replicate what ApRicoT did and is making an ecchi-oriented sister company, coincidentally with the same name. HUG and Lupinus’ works seem interesting though.
&LOVE, Sakura Tale, Signal Heart and @HoneyComing RoyalSweet all are scheduled for August 28th, while Angel Navigate will be out on September 18th. I’m interested in AngelNavi since it’s about a guy who’s bad at dealing with girls and is introduced to an online love advice site where he gets relationship advice. The art could use some work, but it is Aries‘ first work.
I’ve been working my way through ALcot‘s FairChild the past two weeks. I love it so much! Yuuhi’s route is one of the best I’ve played. This is the first time I’ve actually picked up something off my backlog and will finish it. The review should be up next week before Tenshin Ranman comes out. SANAAAAA!!!!!!