Back to the Backlog: Bad Apple Wars

Autumn is the season otome fans eagerly await. After nibbling on months of promotion and warming wallets by the light of preorder screens, Aksys Games releases a handful of localised otome games. This year is a bumper crop of old Vita ports (Code: Realize – Future Blessings, Collar X Malice and its new fandisk) and new IPs (Piofiore: Fated Memories and Cafe Enchante). In the West, the otome genre has traditionally been a niche of a niche, a little represented but much loved branch of visual novels within the community. Interest in this sub-genre has been slowly growing

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