Aksys Games to Release Four New Otome Games in 2018

Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk screenshot

Aksys Games continues to be a huge supporter of otome game English releases with not one but four new game announcements at Anime Expo! In 2018, Aksys Games will release 7’scarlet, Psychedelica of the Black ButterflyPsychedelica of the Ashen Hawk, and Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~. In addition, Aksys named a release date for one of their previous otome game announcements, Bad Apple Wars, which will be launching in North America on September 29th in both regular and limited editions.

Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~ screenshot PS4 otome game
Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~

Following Gematsu’s writeup (since, sadly, I’m not at Anime Expo), it’s not clear whether Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~ for the PS4, which is a compilation of the original Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ and its fan disc Future Blessings, will be in addition to a PS Vita release of the fan disc. Aksys Games announced at Anime Expo last year that they would be publishing Future Blessings (which had then only been announced for PS Vita), but did not give many details.

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly screenshot PS Vita otome game
Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly

Meanwhile, 7’scarletPsychedelica of the Black Butterfly, and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk are all PS Vita releases, so if you don’t have a PS Vita yet, it’s worth getting one just for all the otome games! This year alone, Aksys Games has already released Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~, and is Collar X Malice coming at the end of July along with Bad Apple Wars in September. And that’s in addition to the otome games released by other companies, such as Idea Factory International’s Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds and Amnesia: Memories, and older Aksys Games releases such as Norn9: Var Commons and Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~!

7'scarlet screenshot PS Vita otome game
7’scarlet

It’s hard to decide which of these announcements I’m most excited for, but it’s especially awesome that Aksys Games picked up both Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly and Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk, which are connected titles! (though you don’t necessarily need to play one to enjoy the other) Of course, the art is also gorgeous! Then there’s 7’scarlet, which has my current favorite voice actor, Morikubo Showtaro (who plays the character pictured above)…

Which Aksys Games otome game announcement are you most excited for? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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