For those who don’t remember, Idea Factory‘s Otomate brand focuses completely on bringing out otome visual novel. Last year, to share what the company was up to, Idea Factory hosted a Otomate Party. Well, Otomate 2022 just took place, and we now know that 8 otome visual novels in total are heading to Switch. The lineup includes a whopping 6 brand-new games and 2 ports, and you can see a full breakdown of what’s slate below.

Shuuen no Virche -EpiC:lycoris- (Switch)

  • Genre: Otome romance visual novel
  • Keywords: Directed by Misa Yoshida, illustrated by Yomi, main scenario written by Satomi Nakayama
  • Tagline: A story heading toward eternal salvation.
  • Outline: A fan disc to the October 2021-released title Shuuen no Virche -ErroR:salvation-.

Alice in the Country of Spades: Wonderful Black World (Switch)

  • Genre: Romance visual novel in a hail of bullets
  • Keywords: Part two of the two-part Alice in the Country of Spades
  • Tagline: A mysterious country in a hail of bullets. How long do you think you will want to go home?
  • Outline: A sequel to the 2021-released Alice in the Country of Spades: Wonderful White World.

Temirana Koku no Tsuiteruhime to Tsuitenaikishidan (Switch)

  • Genre: Otome romance visual novel
  • Keywords: Planned and supervised by Ayumi Takagi, illustrated by Nitaka, and main scenario written by Uta Amemiya
  • Tagline: A story that changes the fates of a cursed (lucky) princess and her novice knights.
  • Outline: Set in a country where one’s life is determined by the month they are born, a story will unfold between the third princess, who possesses “extreme luck,” and her ill-fated knights.

9 R.I.P. (Switch)

  • Genre: Strange and ridiculous love story
  • Keywords: Directed by Afumi, character design and original pictures by Yuuya
  • Tagline: The more monstrous one is, the lovelier—a story for women who want to be pursued in various ways
  • Outline: A slightly strange omnibus romance visual novel that unfolds in various “other worlds.”

My9Swallows TOPSTARS LEAGUE (Switch)

  • Genre: A new and exciting romance visual novel about baseball and entertainment
  • Keywords: Tokyo Yakult Swallows
  • Outline: A new professional baseball league has been organized, and a team of newcomers who passed the Yakult team auditions is formed with the goal of making it the league championship. This is the story of the romance between the protagonist put in charge of the team, and the players on the team.

New Title by Yuki Iwai (Haraichi) and Daisuke Namikawa (Switch)

  • Keywords: A new project by Yuki Iwi (Haraichi), Daisuke Namikawa, and Otomate has begun.

Senjou no Waltz for Nintendo Switch

  • Genre: Otome romance visual novel
  • Keywords: Scenario by Yuma Katagiri, character design and original pictures by Yumiko Takemura
  • Tagline: That girl is playing an “indigo”-colored waltz…
  • Outline: A port of the November 20, 2014-released Senjou no Waltz. Set in the ultranationalist military school Nirvana, a girl who came into possession of a “cursed magic sword” encounters others, deepens her relationships, and discovers a place she was sure she had lost.
  • Release Date: 2023

Princess Arthurr for Nintendo Switch

  • Genre: Otome romance visual novel
  • Keywords: A royal romance fantasy of swords and magic
  • Tagline: A chronicle of love and war about a girl who unwillingly became king
  • Outline: A port of the PS Vita version of Princess Arthur, which was released for PlayStation Plus subscribers on February 26, 2014. In it, an ordinary girl who was neither knight nor royalty was chosen by the holy sword to become “king.” Unknowing of why she was chosen, she cries upon the battlefield with the holy sword in her hand. To shape the destiny of the one she loves.
  • Release Date: 2023

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