By Angela Hinck / August 13th, 2013
Otomate, a branch of Idea Factory that focuses solely on the otome game genre, is releasing a special PlayStation Vita bundle in Japan. The Otomate Special Pack will include download codes for two popular titles:
Hakuoki: Kyoukaroku is the Vita port of the PSP title Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. The game takes place during Japan’s Edo period. Chizuru, the game’s protagonist, travels to Kyoto in order to find her missing father. But in this time of political and social upheaval, she finds more danger and excitement there than she had originally bargained for. Circumstances lead to her working with a cast varied cast of men from the Shinsengumi. The original Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom was localized by Aksys in 2012.
Amnesia V Edition is a Vita port of the PSP game Amnesia. This game’s protagonist is a girl who wakes up one day with no memory of who she is or the life she’s lived. A mysterious man named Orion appears before her, and together they begin to try and help our main character get her memories back. Things are really set into motion when she receives a phone call from a different man — one she might have known, but can’t remember. Their meeting is the beginning of finding the main character’s memories, as well as creating new ones.
There is no release date or price set for the Otomate Special Pack yet. Both game franchises are large and boast a variety of anime series, video games, manga and voice dramas, and the pack will come with its own DVD containing a music video galled Amnesia V Star. Despite their popularity in Japan, there’s only a handful of otome titles available for current gen systems in the West, and there’s no plans as of yet to release this bundle in the US or Europe. However, if you’re an otome fan or curious about the genre, check out Sweet Fuse: At Your Side. It’s due out in North America later this month.
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