A slice of life RPG. Hiroshi Kawada’s third year as a college student is as hectic as it can be. He’s trying to secure a job for the sake of his beloved girlfriend, Nanami Miyasaka. Experience romance and drama in a modern Japanese setting.
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Nov 18, 2023

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About This Game

Life is busy but good for university student Hiroshi Kawada. He is living in his own apartment, has secured himself a part-time job, and is doing everything he can to impress his beloved girlfriend, Nanami Miyasaka.

However, one fateful day their relationship is put to test when Nanami sees her boyfriend together with another woman. Feeling greatly hurt from witnessing her boyfriend’s potential affair, Nanami seeks guidance from her senior, inviting her to a host club.

Does Hiroshi really have an affair? What has really been happening behind his back, and can the two become a happy couple again? There is only one way to find out… in Deceived by the Host.

Experience a dual-system combining RPG elements with the storytelling of a visual novel in a modern Japanese setting. Hiroshi’s part features active gameplay and decision-making as he works at his job, goes to university and gives his best to mend the relationship with his girlfriend. Nanami’s side of the story is designed like a visual novel, following her perspective and the events that take place in her life.

Slice of Life RPG Elements:

Follow Hiroshi through his daily life, play minigames to advance his university studies and earn money at his part-time job (minigames are optional and can be skipped). Hiroshi can also browse social media to check on the activities of other students, go online-shopping and use phone apps to keep an eye on Nanami’s feelings.

Immersive Romance:

The visual novel system allows for a story-rich experience. Follow the lives of Hiroshi and Nanami through everyday events, university activities, romantic dates and many moments of joy and heartache.

Multiple Endings:

Hiroshi’s actions have a direct impact on the fate of his relationship with Nanami and their future as a couple. Love, happiness or sorrow, their story can conclude in several different ways.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Deceived by the Host contains strong language.

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9/OpenGL 4.1 capable GPU
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS *: Windows® 7/8/8.1/10
    • Processor: 2+ GHz Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL ES 2.0 hardware driver support required for WebGL acceleration. (AMD Catalyst 10.9, nVidia 358.50)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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