Well in practice the romances will be split in expansions/DLC like:
- 6 boys (a mix of old/new ones)
- 6 girls (a mix of old/new ones)
- 3 male main character option with the above
and so on, depending how long takes to draw each one including the final CG scenes. Sorry if it seems like I'm splitting the game but the reality is that if I had to release it with 12 boys + 12 girls and both male/female playable character, I would have to price it like $60 or more because there's an insane amount of content
So I'd rather try this system so everyone can try a demo of each "pack" and then decide what to buy (once everything is done will also make a all-in-one version).
The gameplay will also be much more complex so will take some time to make, but on every new update I'll also probably add more stuff.
As you can imagine, the previous artist quitting messed up completely the schedule for this game, so I am not really sure myself how will do it but one way or another will finish it