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Cupid Parasite Sweet and Spicy Darling trailer

A launch trailer ha arrived for Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling. This week, Idea Factory brought the visual novel to Switch in the west.

Here’s an overview of the title:

Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling review

System: Switch
Release date: May 28, 2024
Developer: Otomate
Publisher: Idea Factory


When Cupid Parasite released on Switch back in 2021 I was immediately taken with it. The premise of Cupid working in a matchmaking agency to try and find partners for hopeless cases without resorting to her powers to basically cheat them into a relationship was absolute genius, and it was the perfect marriage (if you’ll pardon the pun) between romance and comedy, punctuating its more serious moments with highly entertaining lighthearted moments. Despite being satisfied with the conclusion of each of the Parasite’s story arcs, I was never going to pass up Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling, a fan disc that picks up where the true ending of each route leaves off and introduces a brand new Parasite into the mix. It certainly lives up to its name, but there is also a sourness to it that hints at the overindulgence of too much of a good thing.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy delay

Idea Factory just announced that it’s delaying the Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy indefinitely on Switch in the west. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation are all affected.

The company did not provide a reason for the delay. NIS America simple stated that the games are “postponed until further notice.” More information will be shared later.

System: Switch
Release date: May 14, 2024
Developer: Compile Heart
Publisher: Idea Factory


I think the most surprising thing about Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution is that it’s taken Compile Heart this long to produce it. Since her introduction in Megadimension Neptunia VII in 2015, the older Neptune has proven to be a fairly well-received and popular character in the franchise, and she has been long overdue for a game where she is the central protagonist. Now, finally, she stars as president of a game development studio, alongside three brand new characters, ready to depart on her own adventure. It is, I am pleased to say, one that is well worth experiencing, although perhaps not on the Switch if you have other options available.

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy Switch English west

March 1: Idea Factory will publish the recently-announced Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth trilogy on Switch in the west with English support, the company just announced.

The set was previously confirmed for the console in Japan this week. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 Sisters Generation, and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3 V Generation will now be coming to Nintendo’s console, though Idea Factory indicates that these will be digital releases.

Here’s some information about each one:

9 R.I.P

Idea Factory is localizing 9 R.I.P for English release in the west, the company just confirmed. It’s scheduled to arrive in 2024.

9 R.I.P is a supernatural otome visual novel. It did come to Switch last June, but only in Japan.

Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know:

Neptunia GameMaker R:Evolution May 2024

March 5: With the latest announcement from Idea Factory, we have a close release window for the Switch version of Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution. The action RPG will be ready to go for Switch this May. An exact date wasn’t provided.

Neptunia Game Maker R:Evolution was revealed for Switch exactly one year ago. It’s been available in Japan since August.

Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling release date

Thanks to Idea Factory, we have the final western release date for Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling. The otome visual novel launches on May 28, 2024 in North America and Europe.

Idea Factory previously confirmed that Cupid Parasite: Sweet and Spicy Darling would be heading overseas this year. Japan has had it since November.

Radiant Tale: Fanfare release date

Today, Aksys Games announced the final western release date for Radiant Tale: Fanfare. The title will be ready to go on June 27, 2024.

Radiant Tale: Fanfare most recently received a Summer 2024 launch window for North America and Europe. It’s already available in Japan.

Here’s the latest information about the title:

[Review] Sympathy Kiss

Posted on 3 months ago by in Reviews, Switch | 0 comments

Sympathy Kiss review

System: Switch
Release date: February 27, 2024
Developer: Idea Factory
Publisher: Idea Factory


Akari Amasawa is someone that I’m sure plenty of us can relate to: she wakes up in the morning, she goes to work after breakfast, and she comes home in the evening. Rinse and repeat. Her job is one that could be done by basically anyone, and her life is unremarkable. But really, what else can you expect? That’s just life. But even unremarkable circumstances can change, and for Akari, who has been with IT company Estario Corp. as a designer for almost a year, her work life (and, of course, her personal life) is suddenly turned upside-down when she is recruited as part of a small team to save one of the company’s founding apps, which has been losing momentum as it is pushed out by the competition. Her new role is uncertain, and her new colleagues are strangers. In Sympathy Kiss, a new otome title from Idea Factory, you’ll be joining her on her journey to navigate the perilous trenches of work, romance, and life. The choices you’ll make along the way are probably not what most people would do in her situation, but it’s certainly a nice break from the stressors of everyday life.


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