It was one of the most requested topics for our fan powered interview, so we asked Aksys about the otome surveys when we met with a bunch of the team at E3. Otome games, if you’re not familiar with the genre, target female players and typically have a lady lead who has a chance to date several kinds of guys. The Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side series from Konami, Vitamin X titles from D3 Publisher, and Scarlet Fragment games from Idea Factory are examples of the genre.
I was hoping to come back with a definite yes (or no), but that’s not the answer I received. "You should come to Anime Expo, maybe attend our panel," Aileen Viray, Assistant Marketing Manager, teased.
Aksys is just one of the video game companies with an Anime Expo panel. We hear there is another company, one that has dabbled with the otome genre, attending. Of course this does not guarantee any otome games for North America. Just sayin’.
Stay tuned because next week we’re going to run our fan powered interview with Aksys.