Sympathy Kiss | Trailer Screenshot

Sympathy Kiss | Trailer Screenshot

Idea Factory International has put out a new opening movie trailer for Sympathy Kiss, their upcoming otome. Sympathy Kiss is scheduled to launch sometime in early 2024 for Nintendo Switch in both North America and Europe. A more specific release date has not yet been announced at this time. Sympathy Kiss will be available both digitally and physically. The latest press release mentions that the Standard Edition of the game is currently available for pre-order at retailers in the US and Canada. They state that it will be available in Europe at a later date. Also mentioned in the press release, is the fact that there will be a Limited Edition available exclusively in the IFI Online Store. Currently, no details on what’s included in the Limited Edition, nor when it can be pre-ordered, are available. But they do mention that if you purchase either the Standard or Limited Edition copy of the game from IFI’s Online Store, then you will receive an exclusive trading card. Feel free to check out the new trailer down below, read a little bit more about the game and check out the brand new screenshots from the latest press release.

About the Game
About a year has passed since Akari Amasawa started her new job as a designer at Estario, a mobile app maker. While she doesn’t dislike her job, she’s not deeply passionate about it either. After her yearly performance review, she’s given the opportunity to join the Estarci team.

The company’s namesake app, Estarci is a news app that made a big splash when it launched, but has since fallen behind rival apps, including apps run by Estario itself. Management has decided to give the app one last chance before shutting it down for good, and Akari and all of her new co-workers will need to give it their all to save the app from the chopping block.

Will Akari find true love? Will she find what it is she wants to do in life? Will the app get shut down? Wait, was Akari only given this opportunity because the company was looking for an excuse to fire her?!

Business and pleasure mix in Sympathy Kiss, a thrilling office romance and slice-of-life drama!

Key Features
#POV: You Are A Modern-Day Office Worker in Japan – Explore your career opportunities and work with up to six love interests. See through the eyes of a Japanese career woman and experience full immersion in a contemporary workplace setting where the fantasy can be found in the breakroom.

Call or text if you need me! – Increase productivity, or dabble in some friendly office banter by maintaining contact with romanceable characters using the RiNG system. Respond to text messages and take fully-voiced calls from your favorite love interests.

Wear Your Emotions On Your Sleeve – Some decisions require you to express how you feel through the Emotion Select system. Pick from two of a total of five emotions: Happy, Angry, Troubled, Sad, and Indifferent. Your selected emotions can influence future conversations. Your love interests will always remember to consider your emotions.

A Happy Worker Is A Productive Worker! – Use the Love/Work system when making decisions to balance your work life and social life. Increase your Work Points or Love Points with each decision by choosing whether you will prioritize your career or romance. This will influence the outcome of your route and the ending.

If you’d like to know more about Sympathy Kiss, visit the official website.

Jenae R
Jenae is an RPG enthusiast who also enjoys cats, humidity-free warm weather, Dean Koontz books, Riichi Mahjong and a select handful of non RPG series and games. Two of her all-time favorite games are the original Shadow Hearts and Final Fantasy IX. She loves to ramble on about her numerous gaming opinions and is fortunate enough to be able to do it here at oprainfall.