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Summer Lesson VR Game's Hikari Gets Life-Size Figure for US$25,700

posted on 2017-03-16 21:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
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Bandai is bringing your virtual 3D girlfriend into the physical world with a new life-sized figure. Hikari Miyamoto, the star of Bandai Namco's Summer Lesson PlayStation VR game, is the subject of the company's second "human size" figure project. She measures 165 centimeters in height and is wearing her school uniform. Bandai estimates the figure will cost 2,916,000 yen (US$25,736).

If the price is too steep, the character will get a S.H. Figuarts ZERO figure in early August. The figure will come with a download code for a swimsuit that can be used in the game. That figure costs 9,504 yen (US$84).

Bandai Namco and Hikari voice actress Natsumi Tanabe announced the figures during a livestream on Nico Nico on Thursday.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia will release the English-subbed game in Southeast Asia in early 2017 as a digital download via the PlayStation Network. Bandai Namco Entertainment initially released the game in Japan on October 13 as a launch title for the PlayStation VR headset. The game won a special award in the PlayStation VR category of the PlayStation Awards 2016 in December. Before its release, the project was used as a demonstration of the PlayStation VR.

In the game, players interact with the character Hikari Miyamoto through a number of conversations and situations. Players act as her summer tutor over a seven-day period.

Bandai Namco Entertainment released an add-on pack for the game in December titled Summer Lesson: Miyamoto Hikari Second Feel that added six outfits for Hikari and situations in which players "feel they are actually touching the character in front of them."

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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