Koihime Musou Goes To War As An Arcade Fighter


All-girl cast? Check. Giant weapons? Check. Panties? Check! That’s right, it’s another eroge-based all-gals fighter, this time starring the rambunctious cast of BaseSon’s Koihime Musou.


The game, titled Koihime Musou Arcade Edition, is slated to be shown off by developer, RCI, at the upcoming AOU 2011 expo (Feb 18th – 19th), which is an event in Japan that allows game developers to display their latest arcade and amusement machine games.


Thankfully, Shin Koihime Musou Arcade Edition looks better — at least in these early screenshots — than the last fighting title based on BaseSon’s eroge properties; Twinkle Queen, which can reveal to you first-hand is a terrible, terrible experience (yes…we’ve played it…).


If you aren’t familiar with Koihime Musou, it’s an ero-strategy RPG on the PC and PlayStation 2 (in censored form), based on the Chinese classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. MangaGamer are set to publish the uncensored PC version of the game this year.


Koihime is one of many eroge properties that gained traction and eventually reached a popular enough status to receive its own manga and anime series, turning it into a credible franchise. You can find more screenshots of Shin Koihime Musou Arcade Edition over at 4Gamer.


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.