Publisher Idea Factory International has announced a western release for Charade Maniacs, a new otome visual novel.
The new Idea Factory-developed otome game is coming west sometime this summer on Switch, both digitally and at retail. The western release will only have Japanese audio with English subtitles.
The retail versions come in both a standard version and a swanky limited edition, the latter of which has yet to confirm its contents. Pre-orders are live over on the Idea Factory strore, though.
Here’s a rundown on the game, plus a new trailer:
A mysterious figure abducts Hiyori Sena, transporting her to a strange world with nine other abductees and welcomes them to a world called Arcadia.
Everyone must act out “dramas” for a chance to escape, all whilst avoiding the trappings of a traitor.
Conduct your own investigations to search for clues—and find romance along the way!
From the writer of Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, Uta Amamiya, and the illustrator of Norn9, Teita. Whose hand will she take at the end?
- Take The Stage With 9 Romanceable Costars! – Looking for someone to practice lines with? There are 9 potential love interests! But with a traitor on the loose, who can you really trust? Make the right choice to take part in a total of up to 9 routes.
- Flip The Script and Navigate Your Choices – Select your position in the story as you progress and keep track of where stories branch off with a handy Flowchart feature. Don’t miss any part of the drama!
- Look out for the traitor! Who can it be? – Work together with your costars to uncover clues and deepen your relationship with your love interests. You might even bring out some repressed feelings from your costars! But keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
- Cue the music! – Set the tone of the scene with a standout soundtrack from renowned music collective Tokyo Logic. Unlock tracks to listen to on the music player as you progress.