The current ongoing anime series, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend/ Saenai Kanojo no Sodate-kata/ 冴えない彼女の育てかた is about to receive a game treatment soon, specifically for the PS Vita. The game will be developed by 5pb as revealed in a recent Famitsu magazine issue and will be titled Saenai Kanojo no Sodate-kata/ 冴えない彼女の育てかた – blessing flowers -.
Similar to games like ToraDora!, players will assume the role of a main male protagonist, this time it will be as Tomoya Aki. As we all know, Tomoya Aki is singularly obsessed about creating “the ultimate” visual novel game after getting inspiration from his “stealthy” female classmate, Megumi Kato.
In this game, the player will have conversations with all characters. This includes the tsundere Eri, yandere bait Utaha, non-chalant Kato and the rest of the group of girls that band together to realise Tomoya’s dream. The goal is to make a game that will later be sold at the next Comiket, Japan’s shrine to doujin market. During the interaction sections of the game, players will recommend various types of games, anime, light novels and manga to fit each female character’s taste. That’s not all, players will also have to spend quality time with each female character as he is gathering information on the doujin game that is being worked on.
Needless to say, each girl have their own taste and players will face disagreements/clashes between them during the story progression. Players must also choose a side or which opinion to support, and as you’d expect, what you choose will have a big impact on how the game will end later.
One of the main features of the game is “Live2D”. This feature give the female characters that the players interact with look more lively on screen. Confused? Check out this video for a better idea:
The game is only for PS Vita and is scheduled for release in Japan on 30 April 2015. Three versions will be available – a regular edition which cost around US$57, a digital only version for US$51, and a special edition for the mega fans which comes with a B2 sized cloth poster and game’s soundtrack that’ll cost US$74.
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