When a fan wondered why Aksys didn’t comment on any of the otome game suggestions, June, an employee at Aksys’ Games had this to say:
"Popularity isn’t the only determining factor when we pick games. Cost, story, content, legal issues, availability of editors, time frames, etc… There are a lot of steps and a lot of reasons behind our choices. Due to NDAs we can’t talk about anything until it’s officially confirmed; we can’t even deny. I know silence sucks, but legally we have to stay silent." (x)
"The more (number wise, not quantity wise) people tell us what they like, the better we can gauge interest. The US market needs to tell us what they like!" (x)
Do you want Aksys to localize more otome games? You can help by posting suggestions and answering a few questions on their forum.
What would you like to see in an otome game?
Here’s a few questions that June asked:
- Would you buy an otome if it was digital release only?
- Did you buy any of the Hakuoki games or Sweet Fuse? What was your reason for buying them (initially, not after you played it)? Did the art draw you? The story? The devs/writers/artists/voice actors? Word of mouth?
- How did you hear about the otome you’re interested in? Is it only through anime? Do you follow the Japanese otome market? Do you watch for news from the voice actors?
- How much do you know about the otome you’re interested in? Do you read summaries, or look at PVs, or their websites?