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7-Meter-Tall New LovePlus Girlfriends Loom Over Akihabara

posted on 2012-02-14 00:35 EST by Egan Loo
Giant AR girls offer chocolates to celebrate virtual girlfriend simulator's release

To celebrate the Valentine's Day release of Konami's New LovePlus virtual girlfriend simulator, 7-Eleven's Akihabara Center Place convenience store branch placed giant augmented-reality (AR) markers on its front windows. When viewed from the camera of a Nintendo 3DS or a compatible smartphone, a 7.11-meter-tall (about 23-foot-tall) girl from New LovePlus appears. One of three different super-sized girlfriends extends her hands to offer chocolates, in the tradition of Valentine's Day in Japan. The giant AR markers will stay up until Sunday.

About 300 people waited in the early morning drizzle to be the first to buy the game at the nearby Yodobashi Akiba store.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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