Aksys Games has revealed the release dates of Norn9 Var Commons and Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ via their twitter account. Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ will be available to buy as of October 20th, 2015, and Norn9 Var Commons can be purchased as of November 3rd, 2015. The two otome games are from Idea Factory, the same company who most recently gave the West Hakuoki and Amnesia: Memories, and will be published by Aksys Games. Norn9 and Code: Realize will both be PS Vita exclusives, with NA having their pick between physical and digital and the EU receiving digital only.
Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~
Restricted to an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of London in fulfillment of a promise to her father, lonely Cardia lives day to day isolated from the world. Her body carries a deadly poison that rots or melts anything her skin touches, prompting the locals to call her a “monster.”
Her last conversation with her father two years ago, telling her to stay out of sight and never fall in love, is the furthest back she can remember. One day, her quiet solitude is interrupted as the Royal Guards break in to capture her. It is then that Cardia meets Arsène Lupin, a chivalrous thief, who helps her escape the soldiers’ clutches. She soon finds herself on a journey with Lupin to locate her father, who holds the answers to her mysterious condition. The two are soon joined by four more interesting and handsome gentlemen…
Norn9 Var Commons
While on a school field trip, child prodigy Sorata Suzuhara wanders off after hearing a mysterious song and blacks out. When he comes to, he finds himself in unfamiliar place, and soon encounters a girl who informs him that he’s currently in turn of the century Japan.
In order to help him get home, Sorata follows her to a ship that she’s waiting for but when it appears it is not a wooden sailing ship, but a round aircraft that flies using technology that is beyond Sorata’s imagination. Even stranger, he discovers that the other 12 passengers — 3 young women and 9 men — are all supposedly espers with special powers, and are on some kind of journey at the behest of a multinational entity only known as The World.
What is the purpose of their journey? What is their destination? Who is The World? Before Sorata can even begin to take stock of his situation, the ship is attacked, and the mystery surrounding the ship only deepens. Delve into the story of the ship and its occupants through the point of views of each of the three girls, and unravel the mysteries trapped within.
2015 is definitely the year of the otome games! I’m very much looking forward to playing these visual novels, and I hope you are too! If you are from NA, remember that you can pre-order both Norn9 and Code: Realize from their websites (simply click the highlighted links).
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