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Idea Factory Is Bringing Three triAngle Project Otome Visual Novels To Switch Starting July

By Sato . March 19, 2019 . 2:00am

Idea Factory revealed the Japanese release dates of three otome visual novel games from the company’s triAngle Project that are coming to Nintendo Switch in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine.

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Idea Factory And Compile Heart Presidents On Their Favorite IF Games, And Plans In 2019

By Alistair . February 3, 2019 . 3:30pm

Famitsu interviewed Idea Factory president Yoshiteru Sato and Compile Heart president Norihisa Kochiwa on IF’s 25th anniversary, and they talked about their favorite developed games and what’s next in 2019.

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Compile Heart Is Making A New RPG That Follows Recent Trends; More Otomate Games Coming

By Sato . January 30, 2019 . 12:00am

With it being Idea Factory’s 25th anniversary this year, the company is looking to make some noise with plenty of Otomate titles to come, and a brand-new RPG that follows recent trends.

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Trails Series 15th Anniversary Talk, Return Of A Certain Marvelous Series, And More For 2019

By Sato . December 26, 2018 . 4:00pm

Japanese developers shared their New Year’s greetings for 2019 in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine that includes bits of info on their current projects and hints to possible new developments.

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Idea Factory Character Designer Tsunako Goes Freelance

By Alistair . December 2, 2018 . 11:30am

Idea Factory character designer Tsunako, who designed the characters of the Neptunia series, Fairy Fencer F, and light novel series like Date A Live, has now gone freelance for family reasons.

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The Founders Of Otomate Talk About Bringing Their Titles Onto The Nintendo Switch

By Alistair . October 23, 2018 . 10:35am

Idea Factory and Design Factory’s presidents recently sat down for an interview, where they discussed social games, console games, and the move to Nintendo Switch from PS Vita.

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Japanese Developers Share Their 2018 Ambitions And Teasers

By Sato . December 27, 2017 . 10:00am

With 2017 coming to an end, 4Gamer has gone up with the annual year-end talks with the developers from Arc System Works, Atlus, Capcom, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Spike Chunsoft, Square Enix, and many others.

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OROCHI 4 And Mizuchi Rendering Engine To Be Used In Idea Factory Games

By Alistair . December 26, 2017 . 11:30am

Silicon Studio says Compile Heart’s Death end re;Quest uses their all-in-one game engine, OROCHI 4, and their Mizuchi rendering engine.

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Idea Factory Has a Bunch Of Otomate Visual Novels Headed To PS4 And PS Vita In 2018

By Sato . September 12, 2017 . 5:00am

Idea Factory shared a list of visual novel titles headed to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in 2018 from their Otomate label, including a brand new Shiro to Kuro no Alice game.

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Square Enix, Atlus, Marvelous, Koei Tecmo, Sega, And More On 2017 Ambitions And Teasers

By Sato . January 10, 2017 . 7:00am

Famitsu and Dengeki both had big features this week on 2017 ambitions from 110+69 developers. Here are some key highlights of ambitions and teasers from various game makers from across Japan.

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Here’s A Huge List Of Teasers Heading Into 2017 From Japanese Developers

By Sato . December 27, 2016 . 11:15am

From Nippon Ichi Software CEO’s Nintendo Switch teaser to nonsense about Cape Town fishing boats from our beloved Yoko Taro, here’s a huge list of 2017 teasers from 4Gamer’s year-end talk with developers.

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Otomate Launches A New Teaser Site For “Project White and Black”

By Sato . July 13, 2016 . 2:00am

Idea Factory launched a new teaser site for what looks like a new game for their otome game label, Otomate. The title of the website is “Project White and Black” and it says “7 days coming soon.”

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Compile Heart And Idea Factory International Tease A New Title With A Countdown

By Sato . January 26, 2016 . 12:30am

Compile Heart, makers of the Hyperdimension Neptunia games and Idea Factory International, the company behind the western localizations of their games, opened a countdown site for a new title.

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Sheeeh! Osomatsu-san Is Getting A Game By Idea Factory’s Otomate Brand

By Sato . January 17, 2016 . 11:30pm

Idea Factory announced today that they’re working on an Osomatsu-san otome game by Otomate, to follow up with the ongoing anime.

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Idea Factory To Announce A New Game With “Surprising” Character Designs

By Sato . December 29, 2015 . 12:00am

Idea Factory’s Norihisa Kochiwa, who oversees all of development at the company,shared a message for what fans can look forward to next year.