🌍 June 27, 2023
🇯🇵 Sept. 16, 2021
Nintendo Switch

Charade Maniacs

Charade Maniacs is an otome visual novel full of romance, mystery, and adventure. In the near future... Summer break was around the corner. Hiyori Sena, a sophomore in high school, was living a peaceful life. One day, as she was walking home with her childhood friend, a masked figure appeared before them. The two were abducted and taken to a strange world with two moons. When they awoke, they met nine others in the same predicament. In their confusion, the mysterious figure began to speak. "Welcome to Arcadia!" "In this world, if you perform for us, your wildest dreams can come true!" In order to find their way home, the group was forced to work together and act in an assortment of scenes from a drama. They were also made aware that a traitor walked among them... What could be the motive of this traitor? And why are they all being forced to act? Unable to fully trust anyone, who's hand will she take in the end?

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Visual Novel
Single player


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In the near future, in a certain city. With summer break just around the corner, the protagonist Hiyori enjoys a peaceful life as a 2nd-year high school student. But one day as she and her childhood friend are heading home after school a mysterious figure suddenly appears before them and they are taken away to a strange world where two moons exist. She notices nine other people who have been put in the same situation. While they are trying to figure out what is going on a masked man begins to speak. "Welcome to another world, Arcadia!" "In this world, as long as you perform our 'drama', all of your wishes will be granted!" In order to leave this parallel universe and return to the real world, the protagonist and nine others have no choice but to cooperate to take part in this drama as a part of the cast. However, they discover that there is a traitor among the ten of them that were brought to this world. What are the traitor’s aims and the real reason this drama series is even happening in the first place? Swaying between suspicion and trust; at the end whose hand will you choose to take?

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