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Rating-banned game Omega Vampire coming to Switch

By Cal Jeffrey · 10 replies
Oct 11, 2018
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  1. Now it appears that the Switch will see its first ever adult title coming sometime next year. Japanese game publisher Prototype discreetly teased its intention to release Omega Vampire on the Switch platform. You may not have heard of it and for good reason.

    For one, it's only available in Japan. In addition, the game is rated adults-only effectively banning it from typical outlets.

    Now before you start getting all excited, there are a few of things that you should know.

    First, like the PC version, the title is only slated for release in Japan. VNDB lists the launch date as 2019, but Gematsu reports that it is coming in the spring of next year. The PC version came out in December of 2016.

    Furthermore, it probably is not your cup of tea anyway. Omega Vampire falls into the Yaoi-genre of Japanese fiction. Also known as “boys’ love,” Yaoi deals with homoerotic themes. So as you can imagine the game/interactive novel falls into a pretty small niche.

    The PC version of Omega Vampire is pretty graphic and has many sexually explicit scenes. It is hard to imagine Nintendo greenlighting a port, even taking into account the many M-titles hitting the handheld. It is probable that the title will not be ported completely uncut. In fact, the Switch teaser page for the game states that it is not yet rated. So it’s highly likely the game will be significantly edited.

    Still, it’s pretty incredible that Nintendo is seriously considering going with such content — even if it is a highly edited version. What could be the motivation to publish such a niche title? Let us know what you think.

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  2. Plutoisaplanet

    Plutoisaplanet TS Rookie

    You didn't need to explain yaoi to me, I know alllll about it. There are definitions posted on Urban Dictionary ofc.
     
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  3. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,267   +1,367

    A visual novel?

    They can keep it. Being yaoi is irrelevant.
     
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  4. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,994   +2,177

    Probably not a bad idea given that an overwhelming majority of women do their gaming on mobile devices compared to men who mostly use consoles and PCs. The switch is pretty much a mobile device.
     
  5. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 464   +200

    The article states that yaoi is men homoerotic style... seems not for women...
     
  6. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,994   +2,177

    I was well aware of that far before this article. My two adult sisters love the stuff and have their phones are packed with boy love games. You are sorely mistaken if you think women don't like that.

    Yaoi is marketed to women in the first place.
     
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  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,848   +3,250

    Is that in the same context as the way most all men are enamored of watching 20 something, "lipstick lesbians", doing their thing?
     
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  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,848   +3,250

    @Cal Jeffrey said:

    "Furthermore, it probably is not your cup of tea anyway. Omega Vampire falls into the Yaoi-genre of Japanese fiction. Also known as “boys’ love,” Yaoi deals with homoerotic themes. So as you can imagine the game/interactive novel falls into a pretty small niche".

    Well Mr. Jeffrey it is so far removed from being politically correct to mention it, but the gay community has substantial presence in all facets of the entertainment industry This explains the ever increasing numbers of homosexual characters now present in even OTA television programming.The usual narrative is just how avant garde and fabulous a long list of stereotyped LGBT characters are, and how much they are to be admired for their bravery and fabulousness by the ever dwindling numbers of, hum drum, run of the mill, straight characters in the newer shows.

    My point being that while you suggest that homoerotic themes have limited appeal, they are constantly being rammed down our throats, (pun intended), nonetheless.

    In fact, the sexual role reversal plot was incorporated into an ancient episode of the Brit sct-fi serial, "Red Dwarf", when the crew visited a planet controlled by women who fervently enjoyed watching boy on boy action.

    I tried to find that clip to no avail, as the series began in 1988, and was still tunning as of 2017!

    If you're not familiar with the show, (basically a sci-fi comedy): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf
     
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  9. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 464   +200

    Didn't know about that... lol
     
  10. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 2,994   +2,177

    Exactly like that.
     
  11. Cal Jeffrey

    Cal Jeffrey TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,233   +310

    You make a good point. It surely has its niche. But I honestly have a hard time believing it has appeal on par with a triple-AAA title. Maybe in Japan, I don't know. Obviously it is popular enough there that Nintendo is pursuing it, so there is certainly enough of a market to turn a profit. Then Again I could totally be wrong. Maybe it would blast off in the states and out sell GTAV. But it's not being released here so we'll never know.
     

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