Princess Maker Game Gets VR Version in 2017
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
South Korean game developer MGame announced during the Korea VR Festival 2016 event on Sunday that it is developing a Princess Maker game compatible with virtual reality headsets, tentatively titled Princess Maker VR, and slated for release in 2017. MGame is aiming to release the game on the PC and consoles. The game is based on the Princess Maker 2 PC game.
During the event, MGame ran a demo of the game using the HTC Vive. Players played the game from the point of view of the father, and could choose clothes and hairstyles of their daughter. Players can interact with the daughter by praising her appearance and petting her on the head.
Gainax and Korean game publisher CFK released Princess Maker 2 Refine, the 2004 enhanced version of the original 1993 Princess Maker 2 game, with fully-voiced audio and full-color graphics on Steam on September 27. The two companies also plan to release the entire game series on Steam.
In Princess Maker 2, players take on the role of a father who is raising a princess over an eight-year period. The girl can take on lessons or part-time jobs as she grows up. Monsters in surrounding areas can be battled for combat experience.
Gainax's Takami Akai conceived, designed, and directed the franchise, which was among the first games in the "bishōjo simulation" genre. Gainax released the original Princess Maker game in 1991 on the MSX platform. Gainax released Princess Maker 5 on the PC in 2007, and on the PS2 and PSP in 2008. Mgame released a Princess Maker game for iOS and Android devices in September 2015. The games inspired the Petite Princess Yucie manga and 26-episode TV anime in 2002.