Today Nippon Ichi Software announced the release date and released a trailer of its upcoming game Bokuhime Project.
Bokuhime Project is a game which started planning years ago, but it was announced officially only this summer, and the developer defines it a “cross-dressing game for all ages.”
It will be released in Japan for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2020.
While Nippon Ichi was initially hesitant to create the game because they did not know if there’d be demand for it, the story (available on Amazon Japan alongside the key art which you can see at the bottom of the post) isn’t exactly something never seen before if you’re familiar wth anime tropes. The hero, a young boy named Minato, enrolls in a school in which 99% of the students are female, and does so by cross-dressing as a girl himself.
His reason his simple. His sister used to attend the school, but she fell into a coma, and he believes that attending the same school will help him find clues as to why.
In order to tread his way among the students, Minato will have to compete in cuteness against the divas of the school, aptly named the “princesses.”
Of course, this will lead to all sorts of convenient (or inconvenient, depending on the point of view) situations including swimming lessons, tea ceremonies, skinship, cosplay, and other unfamiliar experiences.
Minato will train in polishing his appearance as a girl, deepening his knowledge of all things girly, improving his resistance to embarrassment, and more, in order to become cuter.
You can check out the trailer and the key art below.
At the moment, no release has been announced for the west. We’ll have to see f NIS America will announce it at some point down the line. They do have an event soon.