Not to be confused with the horror series of similar name, Amnesia: Memories is another visual novel due to be localized later this year by Idea Factory International.
Otome (girl) games are still a budding genre in the US. Titles such as Hakuoki/Sweet Fuse focus upon a female lead with a bevvy of male love interests, contrary to the typical male-centric visual novels of the genre. Announced last night during the same press event that confirmed new Neptunia titles coming to the US, Idea Factory confirmed that Amnesia: Memories would be coming to both PlayStation Vita and PC (Steam) late summer. If you’re looking to use a controller, Amnesia will also support use of the PlayStation TV. Below are a few additional features that Idea Factory sent our way.
Story On the 1st of August, you awake as the Heroine, with previous memories of who you are somehow snatched away from you. In your confusion, a mysterious spirit named Orion appears to help you regain your memories. You’ll explore your own world as a complete stranger, trying to understand what was once familiar all while hiding your condition from the five men close to you. Because, as Orion warns, you may jeopardize any chance of recovering your memories if anyone finds out. It’s now up to you recover the past to rewrite your future love story!
Love Your Own Way! Select one of five guys as your love interest, each with multiple branching story paths. Picking your romantic interest creates different background scenarios for each character, essentially creating many distinct worlds with a total of 26 endings!
Affection, Trust, and…Suspicion?! Three parameters affect your relationship with your future love. Make the right conversation choices, and you’ll keep Affection and Trust maxed out, but if Suspicion gets too high you’ll be at risk of a Bad Ending!
College Games Use touch controls to play mini-games like Rock, Paper, Scissors and Air Hockey against other characters. Beating them will unlock special images!
A Picture, 1000 Words Meet certain requirements and you’ll be able to unlock voiced images in the Gallery. Touching certain areas of the image will play dialogue of feelings that couldn’t be previously expressed.
Amnesia: Memories will be available exclusively as a digital release on both PlayStation Vita and Steam this August. This title will only feature a Japanese audio track with English subtitles.