Hanafuda Otome Game ‘Hana Awase New Moon’ Reveals Himeutsugi Volume Trailer

Dramatic Create has shared a new promotional reel for the Himeutsugi Volume for their Hana Awase New Moon otome game. Himeutsugi is a friendly and gentle “princess” who is kind to everyone. He’s good friends with Mizuchi, and on occasion he enjoys teasing Mikoto, the protagonist. His Minamo are considerate and helpful, and often prepare elaborate lunches for him.

Hana Awase tells the story of Mikoto, a young woman who’s fascinated by card games as well as cooking and sewing. Once she gets to know the Kasen game, a special Hanafuda variation, she is allured by its depths but isn’t skilled in it. However, as part of a special academy focused on the game, she’ll have the chance to become a Minamo, a maiden who brings inspiration to the top male students known as the Gokou.

Part of the appeal of Hana Awase is its inspiration in classic Japanese poetry, with characters inspired by historical poets and poems. There are four games (Mizuchi, Himeutsugi, Karakurenai/Utsutsu, and Iroha), each of which has one or two main characters but they also include other short routes.

Each volume offers a different universe with slight alterations to characters’ personalities, traits and functions. Despite that, it’s still better to play them by release order to get the most out of the experience. The games also include a hanafuda minigame which has been updated for this new release. Hana Awase New Moon will release on Nintendo Switch on October 26, 2023.

You can watch the Himeutsugi trailer below:

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