Idea Factory held the Otomate Party 2022 event on Sunday, September 4, 2022. The company revealed seven otome games that will appear on Nintendo Switch. The lineup included three new games and two ports of existing titles from older platforms. A sequel and a fan disc expansion rounded out the list.
Here’s a general rundown of the seven otome games revealed at Otomate Party 2022. As of this writing, Temirana-koku no Tsuiteru Hime to Tsuitenai Kishidan is the only new title that has its own website available.
- Shuuen no Virche (Virche of the Distant End) -EpiC:lycoris-
A fan disc edition containing additional stories for Shuuen no Virche -ErroR:salvation- which came out in October 2021.
- Spade no Kuni no Alice (Alice in the Country of Spades) ~Wonderful Black World~
The sequel to Spade no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful White World~ that came out in September 2021.
- Temirana-koku no Tsuiteru Hime to Tsuitenai Kishidan (The Princess with Good Luck and the Knights with Bad Luck from the Temirana Kingdom)
The protagonist in this fantasy romance visual novel is the third princess of a kingdom that determines its citizens’ livelihoods based on their birth months. The princess was born with a birthmark on her forehead. It was considered to be a curse, so she had to live far away from the royal family. The protagonist is later revealed to have the ability to emit a special light when she is in danger. She will appoint five men who respond to the light to become her knights.
- 9 R.I.P.
An omnibus adventure game that will take place in various afterlife worlds.
- My9Swallows Topstars League
A collaboration title between Otomate and the real-life Japanese baseball team Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The protagonist will become the team’s manager and get to date the newly recruited players.
- Senjou no Waltz for Nintendo Switch
A port of Senjou no Waltz that originally came out for PlayStation Vita in 2014. It tells the story of a girl who gets hold of a cursed sword and enrolls in the Nirvana Military Academy to find a new place where she belongs in.
- Princess Arthur for Nintendo Switch
A port of Princess Arthur that was first released for PlayStation Portable in 2013. NTT Solmare also released an English localization titled Shall We Date? Princess Arthur for mobile devices in 2016. The story, which also features characters from the Arthurian legends, tells about a normal girl getting appointed to King Arthur’s position.
Spade no Kuni no Alice ~Wonderful Black World~, Senjou no Waltz, and Princess Arthur will appear in 2023. Shuuen no Virche -EpiC:lycoris-, Temirana-koku no Tsuiteru Hime to Tsuitenai Kishidan, 9 R.I.P., and My9Swallows Topstars League are yet to have a release window as of this writing. All seven otome games mentioned above will be available for Nintendo Switch in Japan.