News Round-Up for the Week of September 28

My Next Life as a Villainess Otome Game Announced

Otomate has announced an otome visual novel adaptation of the light novel series My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! This otome game, titled Pirates that Stir the Waters, will be out in 2021 in Japan and will feature both existing characters and game-original characters as romance options. More news is due out later this month.

New Trailer for fault – milestone two side: below

A new trailer for ALICE IN DISSONANCE’s fault – milestone two side: below was featured at Tokyo Game Show 2020. Although the release has been pushed to Spring 2021, it is still exciting to see the first full-length trailer.

Cafe Enchante Art Cards Revealed

Physical copies of the upcoming otome game Cafe Enchante for the Nintendo Switch, developed by Otomate and published by Aksys Games, will also include six character cards. These cards will be included with first-run copies and will feature the major characters, with a character portrait, bio, and chibi version appearing on each card.

Iwaihime Localization Announced

The supernatural horror visual novel Iwaihime, written by the creator of the When They Cry series, has been confirmed for localization by ShiraVN. It will be out for the PC via Steam and Johren on October 23rd, with English, Japanese, and Simplified & Traditional Chinese language options. It will include the additions from the updated Iwaihime: Matsuri release in Japan. A free demo is available now.

New Visual Novel Kickstarter Campaigns

Several Kickstarter campaigns for new visual novel projects launched this week, including:

Somnium Eleven, an isekai otome game

Apocalyptic Dream, an 18+ horror otome game

Henchman Story, a superhero satire which we previewed last week

MariAlbum, a spin-off of the otome game The Bell Chimes for Gold

Scarlet Hollow, a choice-driven horror visual novel

We have reviewed the Scarlet Hollow demo, which can be found here.

Be sure to check our their campaigns if they interest you!

Spooktober VN Jam Conclusion

The Spooktober 2nd Annual Visual Novel Jam has now come to an end with 45 exciting entries. You can view all of this year’s entries here, check them out, and stream them to participate in the community event.