In a recent interview on Siliconera, the Aksys staff state that at Anime Expo 2011, "There’s going to be some marvelous otome stuff there." That's the least vague statement we've had so far. (source: http://www.siliconera.com/2011/06/22/aksys-roundtable-interview-pt-2-blazblue-vita-visual-novels-and-e3-picks
Haven't heard any rumors about official localizations of the Starry Sky visual novels. In the last few months, Jast has announced plans to create official translations of some visual novels which had complete or nearly complete fan translations. It could happen, assuming that Honeybee, the company which has created the Starry Sky series, is interested...
Finally, Kousaka Kirino asked for otome game recommendations. I'm not sure what you enjoy, much less what you would like. Let me start by naming some G x B visual novels which are in English...
1. Date Warp
, created by Hanako Games.
2. The Fantasia freeware series.
3. Fatal Hearts
, an earlier Hanako Games title, which also contains puzzles.
4. Frozen Essence
, also freeware.
5. Matches And Matrimony
6. Yo-Jin-Bo, one of the last Hirameki games. A download edition is still being sold through J-List.
...and also name a few more complex G x B games which are available in English:
1. Always Remember Me, an indie game created by Winter Wolves.
2. Chrono Days Sim Date, a freeware Flash game. May be Pacthesis' best game thus far.
3. Love and Order, also from Winter Wolves.
4. Spirited Heart, a Raising Sim
in which the player takes the role of a young woman.
5. The first two Tokimeki Memorial
Girl's Side games have been translated by fans. The patches won't work with actual import Nintendo DS
cartridges — you have to use emulation.
6. X-Note, a fairly serious simulation available from Zeiva Inc.
edited 23rd Jun '11 5:58:54 PM by dorkatlarge