Dating sims vita

Over the years, the Play Station family of platforms has largely been the console home of otome games, with only the occasional release gracing the Nintendo DS or 3DS.In fact, the PSP was so popular for otome games that new titles continue to be released on the platform today both digitally and on physical UMD, such as the upcoming , which launches this April on both PSP and Vita in Japan.One genre that has made the Vita its home is otome games, or dating sims aimed at women.

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While that is the current extent of English otome games on the Vita, the PSP also has a couple more titles up its sleeve.

proves that love can be found even in a game of life or death, while also managing to fit in a guest appearance by Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune.

Hi, Stinky Beak, here introducing the amazing Hatoful Boyfriend – an amazing visual novel from Hato Moa, the creator of this gorgeous and ever so slightly nuts avian series.

Releasing on PS4 and PS Vita in the second quarter of 2015, Hatoful Boyfriend is a visual novel/avian dating sim. Pigeo Nation’s Institute, a school for talented birds, you will roam the halls and find love in between classes as a sophomore student at the world’s greatest pigeon high school.

Each game is a slightly different take on the genre, together offering a cross-section of the range of styles and themes represented in otome visual novels.

, on the other hand, has the unique option of allowing the player to choose from one of three different protagonists, each with their own different set of suitors.

Vita ports of popular titles PSP such as , and the highly anticipated Uta no Prince-sama Repeat re-release are helping to cement the Vita as the go-to platform for otome games in Japan.

The question remains, if otome games continue to be so popular in Japan, why aren’t more titles receiving English localizations?

To a casual observer, it may seem easy to write off otome games as shallow romances that bait women with illustrations of pretty boys.

However, to many, romancing pretty boys is a breath of fresh air in an industry that markets its latest AAA hits using pinups of scantily-clad women and game of the year lists that are dominated by games filled with grit and carnage.

Almost as if it were destined to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the PSP, Vita sales in North America and Europe have never come close to its Nintendo competition, despite heavy-hitting series such as receiving their own Vita-exclusive installments.

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