Japanese import site, J-List/J-Box, is releasing two new dating sim (aka bishoujo) DVD games: Exodus Guilty Vol. 1 and Tea Society of a Witch. Both are playable on any standard DVD player (or any other DVD playing device you have lying around your house) and played using the DVD remote.
From the descriptions, it also looks as if both games forgo the usual nudity and strong sexual content found in many bishoujo games, though Tea Society still has a “Mature” rating. As with most Japanese bishoujo, the art is colorful and usually quite wonderful.
Here’s a bit of information about each from the site:
Exodus Guilty Vol. 1 ($29.95, Rated “U-15″ for ages 15 and older, English with Japanese voices) – The year 2000. Kasumi Shindo is at first glance a run-of-the-mill high school student in modern-day Japan. However, beneath his normal appearance, Kasumi is in fact a top-notch treasure hunter. This time, Kasumi is aiming to seek out the lost 11th Commandment of Moses. Pretending to be a tourist, he visits the excavation area and manages to get put on the excavation staff. But he is not the only treasure hunter looking for the Eleventh Commandment of Moses and, before he knows it, he’s embroiled in a dangerous adventure.
Tea Society of a Witch ($14.95, rated “Mature,” assumed English with Japanese voices) – Described as, “A perfect item for fans of hentai games without the hentai,” and also comes with a limited-edition art book.
Long, long ago, there was a world in which mages and humans existed in harmony until contrasts in their two cultures caused differences that could not be overcome. God created a world of magic for the mages, allowing each to continue on their own paths, the humans that of civilization, and mages that of magic. A few hundred years later, the two races try to find a way to bridge their differences by sending mages for training in the world of the humans. If the younger generations of the two peoples can find a way of connecting, perhaps the acolytes could gain important knowledge that will enable the two groups to live together again.
EDITOR’S NOTE: J-List feature items not suitable for gamers under the age of 18. As such, we provide links to J-Box, which is suitable for gamers of all ages.