By Jenae R / January 9th, 2024
Idea Factory International has released some new info on when fans will be able to pre-order different editions of Sympathy Kiss. They’ve also put out a new character trailer. First of all, physical pre-orders of the Standard and Limited Editions of this otome will go live in both the North American and European IFI Online Stores on January 24th, 2024, according to the press release. The game’s limited edition is pictured above. Also, the game will be available for pre-order digitally in the Nintendo eShop on February 20th, 2024. Not only that, but in the eShop the game will be 10% off, both for pre-order and the first two weeks after the game launches. This discount sale will end on March 12th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. And finally, the press release also states that for the next six days, including today, a trailer for the different characters in Sympathy Kiss will be released. Keep an eye on IFI’s YouTube channel for these upcoming trailers and down below you’ll find the first trailer, featuring Saotome. Below the trailer, you’ll find some more info about this upcoming slice-of-life otome from the latest press release. Sympathy Kiss launches for Nintendo Switch this upcoming February 27th, 2024.
About the Game
About a year has passed since Akari Amasawa started her new job as a designer at Estario, a mobile app maker. While she doesn’t dislike her job, she’s not deeply passionate about it either. After her yearly performance review, she’s given the opportunity to join the Estarci team.
The company’s namesake app, Estarci is a news app that made a big splash when it launched, but has since fallen behind rival apps, including apps run by Estario itself. Management has decided to give the app one last chance before shutting it down for good, and Akari and all of her new co-workers will need to give it their all to save the app from the chopping block.
Will Akari find true love? Will she find what it is she wants to do in life? Will the app get shut down? Wait, was Akari only given this opportunity because the company was looking for an excuse to fire her?!
Business and pleasure mix in Sympathy Kiss, a thrilling office romance and slice-of-life drama!
#POV: You Are A Modern-Day Office Worker in Japan – Explore your career opportunities and work with up to six love interests. See through the eyes of a Japanese career woman and experience full immersion in a contemporary workplace setting where the fantasy can be found in the breakroom.
Call or text if you need me! – Increase productivity or dabble in some friendly office banter by maintaining contact with romanceable characters using the RiNG system. Respond to text messages and take fully-voiced calls from your favorite love interests.
Wear Your Emotions On Your Sleeve – Some decisions require you to express how you feel through the Emotion Select system. Pick from two of a total of five emotions: Happy, Angry, Troubled, Sad, and Indifferent. Your selected emotions can influence future conversations. Your love interests will always remember to consider your emotions.
A Happy Worker Is A Productive Worker! – Use the Love/Work system when making decisions to balance your work life and social life. Increase your Work Points or Love Points with each decision by choosing whether you will prioritize your career or romance. This will influence the outcome of your route and the ending.
If you’d like to know more about Sympathy Kiss, visit the game’s official website.
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