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D3 Publisher has released a number of otome games on Apple iOS and Android devices under the Forbidden Romance line. Of those, The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya was initially the only one of the Dogenzaka Labs games to be ported to Windows PCs and released on Steam. Soon, Destiny’s Princess: A War Story, A Love Story, My Secret Pets, and Pub Encounter will join it. All three are visual novels where players pick a character route at the outset and follow it, making decisions along the way.

 

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Destiny’s Princess is a historical otome. It’s set during the Warring States period, with the player cast as a princess. Yukimura Sanada, Hanbei Takenaka, Masamune Date, Kotaro Fuma, and Nobunaga Oda come to her aid to defend her from a monstrous enemy invasion.

 

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My Secret Pets is a game where the player happens to own four pets that also turn into human men. Players can choose to chase after their Reito, their 100% human ex-boyfriend, or fall in love with a “pig” named Assam, a “cat” named Lufna, a “cockatoo” named Ramin, or a “rabbit” named Lize. As a note, the men retain no animal characteristics when in human form.

 

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Pub Encounter is for people who have always wanted to date older men. The player is a young woman who stumbles upon an out-of-the-way pub frequented by men who are all over 40 years old. People can romance the serious Ryunosuke, mysterious Mamoru, amorous Hideaki, gentle Yorihisa, and the calm Soichiro.

 

Destiny’s Princess, My Secret Pets, and Pub Encounter will be available on Steam in April 2016. Exact release dates have yet to be announced for all three. The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya is immediately available for $29.99.

Jenni Lada
Jenni has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, CheatCC, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.

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