PS Vita Game Lets You Smooch Your Virtual Boyfriend
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Idea Factory's Otomate brand will let players kiss their way through its upcoming Nekketsu Inō Bukatsutan Trigger Kiss PlayStation Vita game. The "hot-blooded love adventure" will let players power-up the protagonist by kissing the Vita's touch panel (it also works by tapping your finger, but where's the excitement in that?)
The game stars Futaba Sendo, a second-year high school student who recently transferred to Akizuki High School. Futaba has an unusual power but lacks confidence after previously injuring her best friend and running away. On her first day at Akizuki High School, Azuma and Yamato confront her after hearing about her mother's powers and force Futaba to demonstrate her own, the "Trigger Kiss." Her power amplifies the unique abilities of others and can work simply by holding hands but is most effective when Futaba kisses the person.
The male cast includes:
Azuma Kanzaki (voiced by Kousuke Toriumi): Azuma is a "hot-blooded" senior and president of the school's Unusual Talent unit. He possesses the "vibration" talent, which lets him manipulate the vibrations of molecules.
Yamato Subaru (voiced by Kenji Nojima): Yamato is also a senior whose foul mouth has earned him a reputation. His demeanor is usually cool and rational. His talent is "acceleration" which lets him increase speed for a short period of time.
Mikado Koga (voiced by Atsushi Abe): A junior, Mikado's friendly personality and athletic abilities make him very popular. His talent is "electron" and it lets him freely manipulate electric currents.
Banri Yamada (voiced by Daiki Yamashita): A freshman. Banri's powers surface in the rare cases when he gets angry, but he doesn't have full control over them yet. His talent is still unidentified.
The game goes on sale in Japan on September 25. If this concept seems out there, keep in mind that it was predated two years ago by mobile game application developer Hakuhodo i-Studio Inc. The company released a "kissing app" for women with voice acting by Takuya Eguchi. The Tachyon game company offered the official "Sasame Kisscomi" kissing game app inspired by the Sasameki Koto yuri anime series in 2009.
The Oculus Rift was also used for a Hatsune Miku kissing simulation as one of its many "romantic" applications.