By Steve Baltimore / July 3rd, 2022
Aksys Games announced several new titles during their AX 2022 panel yesterday. There was something for everyone here: Horror titles, some Otome games and more. If you own a Nintendo Switch and love visual novels this was certainly a panel for you.
From the press release:
Pups & Purrs Pet Shop (NSW)
Create the cutest pet shop in town and spend every day working with adorable animals!
Shuuen no Virche ~ErroЯ:Salvation [English title pending] (NSW)
Surrounded by the sea and black flowers of misfortune, the citizens of Arpecheur are cursed to die by the age of 23. In this country possessed by the god of death, one young woman named Ceres seems to hasten the deaths of everyone she meets and decides to end her own life. But suddenly a mysterious man called the “watchman of death” appears before her and nothing will be the same.
Developed by Dreamloop Games, Inescapable is a social thriller set in a tropical island resort: you’ve been kidnapped and forced to participate in a twisted reality TV show with 10 strangers. At the end of your stay, you’ll receive $500,000. There’s just one catch – on the island there are no rules, and no escape. Inescapable’s story explores human nature and how far people will go for social clout, wealth, and their own desires—and how much further they might be willing to go when they have permission to ignore the rules.
Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II (NSW/PS4/Steam)
The long-awaited sequel to 2018’s award-winning horror visual novel is coming to Western audiences in 2023.
Norn9: Var Commons & Last Era (NSW)
Fan favorite Norrn9: Var Commons is coming to Nintendo Switch, followed by fandisc Last Era, localized for the first time in the West! In Var Commons, child prodigy Sorata finds himself swept back in time to a mysterious ship with three young women and eight other men on an adventure to uncover the secrets that lie in Norn! Last Era continues the team’s adventures in three exciting parts.
Radiant Tale (NSW)
Tifalia longs for an eventful life and gets her wish when an unusual group calling themselves CIRCUS wander into her inn and press her into service as a producer. A crazy dragon that loves to tickle, a spikey clown that doesn’t make you laugh, a water creature who doesn’t want to use water magic, an acrobat who doesn’t know how to entertain, a drunkard furball, an unmotivated leader, and an amateur producer who just joined. Can this show ever be a success?
Aksys GamesOtomevisual novel