Aksys Localizing Otome Visual Novel Featuring Keiji Inafune

Aksys is going out on a limb and releasing a PSP visual novel featuring Keiji Inafune.

Aksys shows no fear in releasing niche titles, which they have proven with their otome titles Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom and Warriors of the Shinsengumi. They're taking it a step further with Sweet Fuse: At Your Side, featuring Mega Man and Dead Rising creator Keiji Inafune.

Titled Bakudan Handan in Japan, Sweet Fuse: At Your Side features the developer's niece, Saki Inafune. All visual novel and all otome, the game follows her as her uncle's theme park (What.) comes under attack. Her tasks are as follows:

  1. Save her uncle.
  2. Find a suitable boyfriend among those also trapped in the theme park.

The second one isn't a task per se, but is the primary drive behind the otome genre. There is no escaping it.

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side will be making its way to the PSP this summer. If you're looking for your otome fix a bit sooner, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi will be released for the PSP on February 19. Only a few short days before you lose access to the Amazon preorder bonus!

Associate Editor

Ashley spends all her time playing games, cooking, and studying languages. It's a miracle she's not burned out on the whole thing after being a game addict since '89 (I'm old, deal with it). Classic annoying Sega kid, still hasn't let go of Sonic and prefers arcade-style games. Final Fantasy and SaGa rock whatever it is you like, chump.

Published Feb. 15th 2013

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