Truly, June 2020 has become a month of shadowdrops, what with games like Persona 4 Golden and Torchlight 3 appearing. The latest one is a bit more obscure and unknown. Palais de Reine, which first appeared in Japan on the PC in 2006 and PlayStation 2 in 2007, has been localized by Degica. People can now find it on the PC in English and start working to help a princess ascend to the throne as queen… while also perhaps marrying or assassinating people who might stand in her way.
Palais de Reine begins with a tragedy. You step into the shoes of Filia, a princess thrust into the role of a potential leader of a kingdom following the death of her father and disappearance of her brother. However, there are those who think her unfit to rule, especially a noble named Diektor who would rather marry her and take the role of king for himself.
Players have one year to prove themselves. You must choose four allies to aid you, knights you could marry, as you strategically manage affairs in the kingdom and attempt to build up support for yourself. These interactions could be positive and lead to romance, since this is a simulation where you are attempting to become queen and an otome game with dating elements. They could also be negative, as you can assassinate people you’re concerned about.
Palais de Reine is immediately available on the PC worldwide via Steam. It costs $29.99, though it is on sale for $23.99 until June 24, 2020.