|Angelique Maren no Rokukishi|
|Release Date:||: November 17, 2011|
|Genre:||Visual novel, romance adventure|
Angelique Maren no Rokukishi (アンジェリーク 魔恋の六騎士, roughly translated as "Angelique Enchanting Love of the Six Knights") is one of the collaboration projects between Ruby Party and Otomate, two well-known developers in the otome game genre. It was first announced at their first collaboration stage event, Japan Otome ♥ Festival.
Maren no Rokukishi is based on the light novel, Angelique Tenkuu no Requiem ~Kuroki Tsubasa no Moto ni~, a narrative which preludes the events of Angelique Tenkuu no Requiem. Like the novel, the game is set within Leviath's galaxy and takes place during the tail end of his rebellion against the nobility of his homeland. The game roughly retells the novel but includes its own changes to the narrative. The director and producer is Hironori Oono, and the scenario director is Midori Kusanada, the same author of Kuroki Tsubasa. Character designs and illustrations were done by Yuuhi Higashi.
The Limited Edition box includes a character digest book and a variety CD with an original drama and an image song for Leviath. Pre-ordering the title granted the drama CD, Sono Kuchiburu wa Dare no Mono? ("Who Claims Those Lips?"). Other pre-order bonuses were offered at various stores/online shopping sites.
The protagonist is an orphan who has no memories of her parents. She is raised by a family acquaintance and acts as the elder sister for their son, Renaud. One day, Renaud is missing and the villagers fear the ensuing wars too much to look for him. When the protagonist searches for him, she learns he has been recruited by Leviath and is one of his knights. The protagonist fears for his safety and decides to stay with the knights. As she does, she learns that she harnesses a mysterious power which helps Leviath's cause and learns about her lost past.
Angelique Maren no Rokukishi follows the trends seen in most Otomate titles by staying close to the gamebook formula. The fully-voiced narrative proceeds, and the player can input choices at select intervals. Depending on their choices, the player can proceed with the "good" path or earn multiple "bad" endings. There are no clues as to whether the player has chosen an affirmative response in advance. Trial and error is the expected method of playing without a walkthrough; the player is advised to save before making their choices.
The default ending must be seen at least once to unlock character routes, and the game must be restarted using the New Game option for individual character routes. The main narrative cannot be skipped for character routes. Like the subtitle states, only six of the nine knights can be romanced: Eugene, Cain, Sionna, Kiefar, Gerhard and Giovanni. Leviath's path can be unlocked after unlocking the successful endings for the previously mentioned characters. If the player is hoping to earn one of their routes, their text options must trigger the "Love Catch" (愛キャッチ) icon. Failure at any point flashes the BAD SIGN icon.
Aside from the main romancable characters, the player can replay the game again to unlock extra events and routes for the non romancable characters excluding Maria and Maximillias.
Self-explanatory. Proceed from previous save.
- Game Settings: place to change text speed for auto play or manual input, window opacity and skipping speed. Ability to display Love Catch or BAD SIGNs. Can choose to use installed data.
- Sound Settings: volume settings for background music, sound effects and character voices. Character voices can be altered specifically.
- Voice Settings: choose to mute or listen to all voices. Includes an option to mute specific characters.
Offers to review earned background music, illustrations and movies.
Shows branching character paths. The player can click on a event and review it.
Install a digital copy of the game.
Japan Otome ♥ Festival 2 merchandise includes cell phone charms and clear files of the game. Angelique Maren no Rokukishi ~State of Leviath~ is a variety CD which includes the full version of Leviath's character image song for this game, character monologues and an original side story and illustrations in its booklet.
- Performed by GRANRODEO
- Performed by 2HEARTS
- Performed by Kanon
Ai no Warrior is the opening song. Spica plays during the character ending credits while Shalom is for default endings.
- Official website, Giovanna's blog
- Girls-Style interview series
- English fan translation of Kuroki Tsubasa
|Angelique • Fushigi no Kuni • Duet • Retour|
|Angelique Special 2 • Requiem • Sweet • Maren no Rokukishi|
|Angelique étoile • Prologue • Lovelove ♥ Tenshi-sama|
|Sacred Bird Cosmos|
|Angelique Rimoge • Rosalia de Catargena • Julious • Clavis • Randy • Lumiale • Oscar • Marcel • Zephel • Olivie • Luva|
|Sacred Beast Cosmos|
|Angelique Collet • Rachel Hart • Leonard • Francis • Heuye • Timka • Charlie • Sei-Lan • Ernst • Mel • Victor • Arios|
|Teresa • Leviath Ragna Alviss • Kiefar • Cain • Giovanni • Eugene • Gerhard • Sionna • Renaud • Ka-Fai • Walter|
|Ange • Tantan|
|The Queen • Dia • Pastha and Sara • Catis • Alphonsia • Roxy • Ellis • Tian Shi • Johannes • Maria • Maximillias • Mayleath • Varn • Masaki Sakuragawa • Brian • Gerard and Silvan|
|Series Terminology • Neo Angelique|