Operation Backlog Completion 2024
Apr 222024
 

Every now and then I see a game that looks like exactly the sort of weird I appreciate, and that’s how I felt the other day when I saw the announcement of Zombie Police: Christmas Dancing With Police Zombies.

Zombie Police is a mystery adventure game from Japanese developers ALTERCIWS and Lobstudio, and it’s due out on Steam this summer in English, Japanese, and Chinese.

According to its Steam page, it stars a rookie detective who teams up with a zombie detective to investigate cases.

You’ll gather evidence and information about the case and use it to make deductions about the culprit. Different deductions will lead to different endings, so it sounds like you’ll be able to proceed even with an incorrect deduction if you can make a logical argument.

The announcement trailer, while not exactly informative, is cute.

I don’t know why it’s called “Christmas Dancing With Police Zombies.” I don’t really have a good grasp on what the game is about.

But a human-zombie detective duo mystery game sounds like the sort of thing I don’t want to miss. Heck, one of my first ever publications was about a zombie detective! (Sadly, the site my zombie detective story was published on no longer seems to load properly… maybe it’s time I finally revive it as an ebook like I keep saying I will.)

Anyway, I’ll be keeping my eye on Zombie Police: Christmas Dancing With Police Zombies. What do you think from the few details revealed so far?

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Apr 192024
 

Sometimes it feels like similar news comes in waves for no apparent reason, and it’s that time again.

Hot on the heels of Idea Factory’s announcement that otome game 9 R.I.P. will be localized this fall, publisher dramatic create released an otome announcement of their own.

Meiji Tokyo Renka: Full Moon, originally released for the Vita as an expanded re-release of a PSP otome game, will be out for the Switch and PC later this year.

Best of all, the official website confirms that subtitles will be available in Japanese, English, and Chinese, which means we have another otome localization to look forward to!

Back when I started getting into otome games, it felt like such a niche genre that you could buy every localized title that came out and still have only a handful each year. Now the years have been stacked! I’m definitely not complaining, though, but I’m starting to build up a notable backlog for otome games alone.

This one sounds like an interesting story, with the heroine traveling through time back to the Meiji era, so I’ll definitely have this on my list to check out. Are you interested in Meiji Tokyo Renka: Full Moon?

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Apr 172024
 

We didn’t even have time to anticipate this one in a blog post before it happened!

Yesterday, Idea Factory announced that there would be a live stream today at which they’d announce their next otome game localization.

And it turned out to be… 9 R.I.P.

I’ve been intrigued by 9 R.I.P. ever since it was announced for Japan.

It looks beautiful, and it has a supernatural theme, with urban legends and other spooky things. From what I’ve heard about it, it’s more spooky than outright horror, but it still looks like my sort of thing.

While the announcement trailer only says 2024, the official website lists a fall 2024 release window. Considering its themes, maybe they’ll try to get it out around Halloween!

Since this is Idea Factory, there’s not only going to be a standard edition available, but a limited edition as well. The 9 R.I.P. Limited Edition store page is up so you can wishlist it, although no details are known yet. I have yet to be disappointed by Idea Factory’s Limited Editions, so I’m definitely looking forward to that.

While that was the only announcement for today, they strongly implied that they’ll have another otome announcement at their summer festival this July. Fingers crossed it’ll be something exciting…

Are you interested in 9 R.I.P.?

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