Idea Factory International has announced that its otome visual novel Charade Maniacs will release on Nintendo Switch in the coming months.
When a mysterious figure abducts Hiyori Sena, she is transported to a strange world known as Arcadia with nine other abductees.
To earn the chance to escape, everyone must act out “dramas” while avoiding the trappings of a traitor. You must conduct your own investigations in an effort to uncover clues, while having the opportunity to find romance along the way.
The writer of Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, Uta Amamiya, and Norn9’s illustrator, Teita, have both been involved with the project.
The publisher has outlined the game’s key features as below:
- Take The Stage With 9 Romanceable Costars: Looking for someone to practice lines with? There are 9 potential love interests! But with a traitor on the loose, who can you really trust? Make the right choice to take part in a total of up to 9 routes.
- Flip The Script and Navigate Your Choices: Select your position in the story as you progress and keep track of where stories branch off with a handy Flowchart feature. Don’t miss any part of the drama!
- Look out for the traitor! Who can it be?: Work together with your costars to uncover clues and deepen your relationship with your love interests. You might even bring out some repressed feelings from your costars! But keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
- Cue the music: Set the tone of the scene with a standout soundtrack from renowned music collective Tokyo Logic. Unlock tracks to listen to on the music player as you progress.
Charade Maniacs will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide in Summer 2023.