Idea Factory’s Jyuzaengi 1 & 2 Otome VN bundle release date pushed back in Japan

We're also still waiting on a localisation announcement, Idea Factory.

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Idea Factory Otome Visual Novel Delayed

Formerly set to release on August 25, Idea Factory’s Jyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 1 & 2 for the Switch has instead been pushed back to a new release date of September 22, with a somewhat vague “various circumstances” being the explanation.

The history of Jyuzaengi has its roots enveloped in the early 2010s.

It’s a bit of an underground 2-part otome visual novel series, with its first part being available on the PSP back in May 2012, the second being released in April 2014.

Since then, the sum of the two series parts was made available in a Jyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden 1 & 2 bundle on the PS Vita in August 2015.

Jyuzaengi: Engetsu Sangokuden itself isn’t your regular, stock standard visual novel targeted at male audiences, it’s an otome. It follows the plot of Kan U, a half-human, half-Maozoku in an aesthetic setting not too dissimilar to the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (think of the Han dynasty). The Maozoku is a sort-of cat-person community, being descendants of an ancient yokai, and when general Sou Sou of the imperial Chinese army entered their isolated community in search of rebels, Kan U and the Maozoku were forced to join him in a conquest to prove their allegiance.

Idea Factory’s Otomate label announced its release onto the Nintendo Switch back in April of this year. No doubt this delay will also cause a delay in any localisation plans – Idea Factory hasn’t announced anything of the sort just yet, but given how good the company has been with VN localisation in recent years, you can probably expect it to come through eventually.


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