Aksys Games and Idea Factory have announced a Summer release window for their upcoming localization of otome visual novel Collar X Malice, adding some screens and details for the uninformed.

Previously announced, but now revealed as hitting the West this Summer (in both physical and digital forms), we’re here to tell you about otome visual novel Collar X Malice! It follows a dangerous shadow group that launches a campaign to strike fear into the heart of Shinjuku – employing violence as a means to their end. As a young officer of the Shinjuku police department, you’ll be tasked with finding some semblance of order amongst the chaos; but little do you know that the chaos has its eyes on you.

Targeted by an attack, you’ll be fitted with a poison-filled collar and helped by five strangers – your quest for the truth being your true motivation. The only problem is that with all that’s going on you don’t know who to trust – and you aren’t sure you’ll be able to save your city. The only hope for some sort of resolution, you’re between a rock and a hard place with what path to take forward, and must use everything in your repertoire to get through alive!

According to Aksys, the game’s key features are as follows;

  • Many Paths to the Truth – Elements of choice and trust weave together to form a branching narrative leading to multiple unique endings! Weigh your options carefully and follow your instincts in your quest to restore order to the city!
  • Stalked by Death, Bound by Malice – Put your detective skills to the test! The mysterious and deadly collar attached to your neck holds the key to solving a myriad of sinister secrets. Will you crack the case in time?
  • Mind Bending Narrative with Massive Amounts of Gameplay – Collar X Malice offers intriguing characters, brooding visuals and a gripping story full of mystery guaranteed to keep you coming back for more!

…and here are some screenshots to check out before you go;

Collar X Malice is coming to North America and Europe this Summer.

Keep it in mind!