On Halloween, a new English localization company aimed at otome releases called OTUSUN LAND was announced. The company itself is an extension of Otusun Club, a Japanese otome dev team whose game The Bell Chimes for Gold will be released in English.
Sentai Filmworks has announced their acquisition of the titles Azumanga Daioh and Strawberry Marshmallow. These titles haven’t been in print for a long time, and were previously licensed to defunct anime localization companies.
The UmiharaKawase series is a doujin game centered on the adventures of a girl and her trusty fishing line. The second game in the triology, UmiharaKawase Shun which will be released on Steam as UmiharaKawase Shun Steam Edition.
Fruitbat Factory announced their newest doujin English localization yesterday. From the famous doujin circle Orange Juice comes the game Sora.
Saint Seiya: Soldier’s Soul will soon be coming to PC via Steam. This is the first Saint Seiya game that will be brought to the Western world on the Steam platform.
A little over a year ago, a Kickstarter to localize the cherished visual novel CLANNAD in English was launched by Sekai Project. The US had never seen an official English release of the visual novel, but the anime adaptation had a large following. It was successfully funded, not only reaching the initial funding goal but also unlocking HD assets for the game, the CLANNAD side stories game, and an ambitious project to create an all new CLANNAD anthology manga.
Nutaku is an English localizer specializing in free-to-play online games. However not everyone could enjoy their games since their lineup until now has been hentai games. Today Nutaku launched their new portal, Nutaku.com which will feature non-adult games.
Yesterday VisualArts announced on their Facebook page they are going to be releasing Little Busters! and Tomoyo After〜It’s a Wonderful Life〜 in English.
Sekai Project is teaming up with doujin circle Stage-nana to release an anthology for the Narcissu series, not only in the creation of new games but remaking the old Narcissu games. Artwork and voice work will be remade, and a “new scenario” will be added. The initial goal is set to $75K.