Other new titles announced this week include:
Astronauts Comet – Tou no Shita no Exercitus (August 28th)
bootUP! – Hanitsuma Hs ~After Wedding~
CandySoft – Aneyome Concerto (September 25th)
Fudegaki Soft – WIZARD LINKS (November 24th)
Harmorise – Hitotsu no Yane no, Tsubasa no Shita de
HULOTTE – Yomesagashi ga Hakadorisugite Yabai. (November 27th)
Jitaku Studio – Naderebo!
MadoSoft – Wagamama High Spec
onomatope* – Kyuuketsuki no Libra (October 30th)
Release dates have been set for the following:
makura has posted an emergency recruitment for a scripter for Sakura no Uta. It seems like their previous one bailed, putting the July release date very much in danger. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it being delayed until September.
Mei easily won the Puramai Wars chara poll and will get some goods at the upcoming Comiket. Onee-chan Kyouko finished last. GIGA has started up the chara poll for Renai Phase, which runs until July 10th. The winner will be featured on a free fan in an upcoming event.
Upcoming music CDs are: 11gatsu no Arcadia Complete Songs (June 19th), P×C2 raburabu birthday collection vol.1 (Chitose) (June 26th), Yakimochi Stream OST and Koinaka complete vocal album (August 21st), Koinaka lovers vocal mini album (August 21st), and fripSide PC game compilation vol.2 (August 26th).
The Hanasaki visual fan book will be on shelves on July 17th for ￥3000. It will include a short story about a past event.
Alphamax – 1/7 scale Saber dress ver. (Fate, November, ￥12,800)
ALTER – 1/7 scale Rouna swimsuit ver. (Shining Hearts, October, ￥12,800)
GSC – nendoroid Kazuki (Grisaia, November, ￥3,889)
Kotobukiya – 1/8 scale Excela (Shining Resonance, November, ￥12,000)
MAGES’s Steins;Gate 0 for the PS3/PS4/PSV is due for this fall.
The June append for PRETTY×CATION2 is ready for download on their site.
Lump of Sugar has released LINE stamps for Tayutama‘s Mashiro.
In addition to announcing the fandisc D.C.III With You (likely for later this year), CIRCUS is planning on a new series D.S. set on a different star-shaped island Kazanajima, a ‘paradise’ where misfortune befalls no one. This new school life starts in spring 2016. Bring it on. Other titles announced this week include:
Release dates have been set for the following:
Dandelion has cancelled Meguru Kisetsu no Yakusoku to, Tsunaida Sono Te no Nukumori to after many delays, to no one’s surprise.
ALICESOFT has released a short bonus scenario for Evenicle. Since it takes place after the events of the main game, it’s recommended to play it afterwards. It also reveals the results of the chara poll, won by Kathryn.
Having collected users’ suggestions for costumes, Lose is now asking for your input on which of the provided list suits each character most. It’s quite an extensive list with some very particular traits. You have until July 8th to cast your vote. The Mousou Complete! chara poll has also started up and runs until June 30th.
The new seiyuu for Imouto no Seiiki‘s main heroine/imouto Yukana will be Akino Hana. Should we expect something like Re;Lord‘s Ria?
Sakakibara Yui’s 10th album, “Lofty rose”, includes 14 songs and 2 live DVDs from past years. The songs are mostly eroge OPs, but there’s two original tracks as well. The price of the limited edition is ￥4600.
Phat’s 1/8 scale figure of im@s‘s Yukiho will ship in November for ￥8400. I like straw hats.
Visual Arts/key has started up an overseas event page. Their next appearances will be at AX and Japan Expo in early July.
Purple Software has added two Android apps for Chrono Clock‘s Kuro: a wallpaper stand and clock widget.
PURE×CONNECT was pretty entertaining. Moemi, Arisa and Ayumi are all great. I won’t forgive Sora for her murderous ways. RIP Masako, Hiromi and Catherine. I’m back to Chrono Clock now. It’s interesting how the H scenes are separate from the main story, but I thought it was a good choice (at least for the routes I’ve completed so far).
It has been five years, but key’s Angel Beats! -1st beat- will be the first of six games in a series which will expand upon the events and setting of the anime. This month also shows that there’s plenty of ways to get a harem: dress up as a trap in MOONSTONE Honey’s Ojou-sama to Himitsu no Otome, have your mom set you up in ApRicoT’s Maple Colors HHH ~Class Zen’in Ore no Yome!~, or run a candy shop in Galette’s Lollipop Factory. I’ll have my eyes glued to the viewfinder for ALcot’s LOVEREC.. Oh camera spirit, show me what’s most precious in life!
A month where titles are only noteworthy due to the fame or infamy of their parent company or existing content and not their own merits. Lazy games that rely on a brand name are nothing new, but it is depressing to see so many in a month.
The delusion search engine Doosle system in Lump of Sugar’s recent title Rensou Relation was annoying enough that they’ve released a Koosle patch which makes it more like your typical eroge choice screens. However, you will not be able to use your old save file. I knew this was going to be a problem after playing the trial already. I commend all those that tried to play the game without a walkthrough.
AkabeiSoft3’s Seikishi Melty☆Lovers has been scheduled for September 18th, while the following titles have been delayed:
New figures announced this week include:
Eclair has released a summer short story for Koiharu on their website.
There’s an Android alarm app for SMEE’s PURE×CONNECT.
I prefer being confessed to in PURE×CONNECT. Really liked Moemin’s!
feng has announced a change for the seiyuu for the main heroine in their upcoming title Imouto no Seiiki. Yukana’s seiyuu, Yoshizumi Haruna (better known as Nitta Emi), has withdrawn due to illness. As you may already know, she took a break a few months ago due to vocal cord polyps, possibly due to overwork. It was determined that the voicing of H scenes had a greater strain than expected, so she decided to stop halfway through recording. No replacement has been decided at this moment.
âge’s Schwarzesmarken Kouketsu no Monshou has been set for September 18th. It is the first of the two games planned for the light novel series in the Muv-luv franchise.
The following titles have been delayed:
It’s no surprise that main heroine Ouka topped the Hananono chara poll. There’s a couple commemorative wallpapers for download.
Debonosu has put up their debut title Kagura Dochuuki up on Steam Greenlight. The catch is that it will be censored, which seems to be viewed negatively.
The Ayakashi Sange soundtrack will come out on the same day as the game, August 28th. It is priced at ￥3500.
Both the PSV ports for Amamiso and Himawari have been set for an August 27th release.
The May append for PRETTY×CATION2 is up for download.
The second volume of Shin Koihime†Eiyuutan is planned for August 28th. It’s focused on the Gi faction, with main stories for Karin, Shunran/Shuuran and Keifa. I’m most interested in Keifa’s maternity life. Release dates have also been set for the following:
LOSE’s first impression poll for their next game has wrapped up. While the results haven’t been announced yet, they’ve made available a slightly risqué wallpaper and also started up another poll for cosplay outfits. You can submit one entry per character. Wouldn’t 148cm look great in a tennis outfit?
The winner of the Eiyuutan (Shoku) dakimakura poll is Sei! My fav Hinari finished second. The Puramai Wars chara poll has started up and runs till June 6th.
SILKY’S PLUS’ hit title Nanairo Reincarnation will be ported to the PSV. It comes out on September 17th. There’s gonna be lots of censoring needed.
GSC has a nendoroid of im@s cg‘s Uzuki coming out in September. The price is ￥3611 plus taxes.
The first Hanasaki dakimakura, for Inori, begins preorders on May 28th.
Even though Eiyuutan 1 focuses on Shoku, there’s also plenty of Gi charas that show up and even has H scenes with Karin and Shia. Other characters are often mentioned. It was decent, mainly made for fans of the series. Chrono Clock is next up on the docket, although I’ll be starting the June trials this week too.
I love sappy love stories and SMEE’s PURE×CONNECT shouldn’t disappoint in this month of games where most protagonists are transferring into new schools. Imagination runs wild in Lump of Sugar’s Rensou Relation, Insync’s Mousou Complete! and PeasSoft’s Chuunibyou na Kanojo no Love Equation. For NekoNekoSoft fans, Sumire promises to reacquaint you with your favourite heroines from the past 15 years.
After a few surprisingly good months it is only fair that in exchange we get a bit of a slow month. Not much here but the standard sampling of eroge. While few may be horrifyingly bad, most are well below the normal standards. Here’s hoping that next month is more pleasant.