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Family-friendly game company ventures into new territory with dating game clearly meant for adults.
Nintendo’s newest console the Nintendo Switch has been in huge demand in Japan ever since its initial release. Its phenomenal popularity can be attributed to a strong lineup of family-friendly titles featuring lovable characters like Mario, Kirby, and Inklings.
Which was why Japanese Switch players were shocked to find a dating simulator in the game store, loosely translated as “Real Phone Love — What do you want?” It would have fit the console’s historically clean image if the game let players have a coffee date with Princess Peach, but the title actually involves simulated smartphone conversations with a sexy cosplayer.
▼ Featuring freelance model and cosplayer, @Eri Kitami.
Players get to send lovey-dovey messages to Eri Kitami, a “16-year-old model” who loves survival games, photography, and has a penchant for dressing up in fetish costumes.
Gameplay revolves around players practicing their messaging skills by choosing appropriate responses to Eri’s questions, as well as answering simple yes/no questions during calls. Make her happy and she might just send over a picture of herself in seductive cosplays.
▼ Here’s an idea of how the images would look like.
選択式で見れる写真とか聞ける音声が変わるゲームです。ギャルゲー北見版＼＼٩( ‘ω’ )و //／／ https://t.co/xN61YrF5ip
北見えり@🇯🇵 (@eri_kitami) March 28, 2018
The game comes with downloadable content, costing 300 yen (US$2.83) each and adds more pictures featuring teacher, maid, or swimsuit cosplays. Completionists and smooth operators can aim to collect more than 150 racy photos and eight video clips of Eri.
What’s strange about this whole situation is that “Real Phone Love — What do you want?” is available on the Japanese Switch game store, and when lined alongside titles like Kirby Star Allies, Splatoon 2 and Super Mario Odyssey, the adult game really sticks out like a sore thumb.
▼ Particularly since it features a model who dabbles in risqué costumes…
撮影 @vintage718 https://t.co/UujSn0OrLV
北見えり@🇯🇵 (@eri_kitami) March 17, 2018
▼ …and very scanty lingerie.
北見えり@🇯🇵 (@eri_kitami) March 29, 2018
It’s surprising how a game obviously meant for adults got green-lit for the family-oriented console, but then again it could have been deliberate considering Switch game developers have already gone to great lengths trying to faithfully replicate anime boob vibrations.
Source: Nintendo Switch via My Game News Flash
Images: Nintendo Switch