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Charade Maniacs Makes Its Way West Summer 2023

Charade Maniacs Artwork

Idea Factory International has announced plans to release Charade Maniacs, an otome visual novel, in western regions this summer. This will be the first time the title has been fully localised, and it will release in both physical and digital formats on the Nintendo Switch.

Physical copies can be wishlisted now via the publisher’s online store, The standard edition retails at $49.99 USD, and the Limited Edition variant is also available for $89.99 USD.

Charade Maniacs | Announcement Trailer:

A mysterious figure abducts Hiyori Sena, transporting her to a strange world with nine other abductees and welcomes them to a world called Arcadia.

Everyone must act out “dramas” for a chance to escape, all whilst avoiding the trappings of a traitor.

Conduct your own investigations to search for clues—and find romance along the way!

From the writer of Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly, Uta Amamiya, and the illustrator of Norn9, Teita. Whose hand will she take at the end?

Charade Maniacs – Key Features

Idea Factory International has outlined some of the title’s key features, including:

Take The Stage With Nine Romanceable Costars! – Looking for someone to practice lines with? There are nine 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 nine 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 hits Nintendo Switch in the West sometime this summer. If you want to be kept in the loop regarding the title’s final release date, make sure to keep an eye on RPGFan’s news feed.

Source: Gematsu

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Tom is a News and Social Media Editor at RPGFan, with a love for Pokémon and One Piece. When he's not playing RPGs, he can also be found running, reading manga and watching anime.

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