Today developer Truant Pixel announced a new platform for its otome visual novel Akash: Path of the Five. The game is coming to Nintendo Switch.
If you’re not familiar with the concept of Otome visual novels, they’re usually designed mostly for a female audience (“otome” means “maiden” in Japanese) and feature a harem of charming male characters open to romance the female heroine. Despite their titular target, they’re often well-liked among quite a few of the boys as well.
While there is no release date just yet, the port is “nearly done” and a demo of the game is already playable at Anime Expo.
You can check out a trailer with the announcement below, alongside a mourning video for the PS Vita version, which was canceled earlier this year.
“Players will become Aurora, a member of a magical race of elementals. As the first elemental girl the village has seen in over 200 years, all eyes are on her fast-approaching coming of age ceremony. All is not as it seems, however, as tensions between Akash and a nearby human settlement threaten to erupt into an all-out war. Cultivate a romance with one of her five classmates, navigate the coming conflict, and plan the greatest Coming of Age Ceremony Akash has seen in over two centuries.”
- 7,000+ lines of dialogue voiced by a veteran cast: SungWon Cho, Morgan Berry, Ray Chase, Andrew Love, Chris Patton, Brandon McInnis and more.
- Over 70 collectible CGs.
- 6 potential love interests.
- Up to 25 possible endings.
- An original orchestral score by Fat Bard.
- Hi-res character art and dynamic 3-D environments.