Aksys is getting ready to mix romance, bomb defusing, and… former Capcom producer Keiji Inafune, with the announcement of otome game (targeting a female audience) Sweet Fuse: At Your Side. The visual novel adventure is scheduled to hit PSP in North America this summer.
Developed by Idea Factory Otomate Studio, Sweet Fuse puts you in the role of Saki Inafune, Keiji Inafune's niece. While visiting her uncle's new theme park, tragedy strikes, as the villainous Count Hogstein blows up a ferris wheel, takes park management hostage, and kicks off a deadly series of games. To save her uncle and everyone else, Saki volunteers to participate in Hogstein's wicked games, and is quickly thrust into a series of cunning challenges alongside her fellow participants, all available bachelors.
Aksys runs down some of the key features:
Vast, Diverging Story – 14 different endings and a host of unexpected twists and turns allow for over 30 hours of compelling gameplay.
Stylish Art – Sweet Fuse: At Your Side is an experience that is stylish and easy on the eyes, with complex, eye-catching character designs.
Disarm Perilous Puzzles – Reach an epiphany and solve dangerous puzzles; the fate of you and your companions depends on your insight.
Unique Characters and Interactions – Blow your fuse or stay completely cool, the choice is yours when dealing with this crazy cast of characters.
Aksys also shared some Japanese screens: