Interested in combining Ace Attorney-style adventuring with romance? Well, you can sign up for a chance to try out such a game before its public release!
Tears of Themis
未定事件簿 (Wèidìng shìjiàn bù)
Otome game / gacha
Release date: May 8th (closed beta)
Android / iOS
Players take on the role of a female lawyer with a passion for finding the truth. In the city of Stellis, there’s a lot to uncover with the increased number of people turning to violence. What is going on? As she investigates, she interacts with four men who assist in their own ways. The mobile game can be read in multiple languages (simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Japanese, and Korean), and Chinese, Japanese and Korean voice acting are available.
If you’re interested in being a beta tester, you need to go here and sign up by May 6th. You will need to either sign up with a miHoYo account or log in with Facebook or Twitter. Using your Google Play or Apple ID email is recommended. The closed beta will from the 8th to the 18th and will include 20,000 randomly selected participants.
The Ace Attorney comparisons are obvious, and that’s the kind of adventure game/visual novel I wish we could see more of. And in Tears of Themis, you get that combined with the otome game-ness of titles like Collar x Malice or the not-available-in-English Binary Star. The Japanese cast miHoYo assembled is quite impressive — very impressive in fact, as they are all well-known seiyuu. Plus the art looks well-done as well. I’m not a fan of gacha games, so I’m hoping this is one of those where it’s possible to finish the story for free. But I really like visual novels where there’s a little more to do besides pick a choice, move on, so I am optimistic. I hope to share my thoughts on Tears of Themis eventually!