LovePlus + Dated For June 24th, Now With More Intimacy!

By Ishaan . April 15, 2010 . 8:40am

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Konami’s incremental update to LovePlus is coming to Japan this June 24th as both a standalone game as well as three themed DSi XL bundles. While details surrounding the improvements and new features in LovePlus + have been rather scarce since the time of its reveal, Famitsu were recently allowed to pull the lid off the game and give us some interesting insight into just what it contains.

 

To begin with, LovePlus + features the standard improvements any well-informed fan would expect of it: new hairstyles, new hair colours, new clothes and so on. However, the single-most significant addition is the ability to get more personal with your in-game girlfriend.

 

First up are the vacation trips. Every three months, you’ll have a chance to go on a two-day holiday trip with your kanojo (I’m not going to keep typing “girlfriend”…it’s embarrassing), the events of which will be affected by your e-mail and verbal communication prior to the trip. During vacations, once the clock strikes midnight, the game goes into “rest mode,” which is essentially bedtime. Your kanojo (okay, this is equally embarrassing…) then gets into bed next to you and falls asleep. However, you have ability to wake her up by speaking into the DS microphone, should you get lonely.

 

Other features that allow for a deeper relationship are the ability to visit your girlfriend’s home when she catches a cold (aka the perfect hentai setup), the reverse situation, and — wait for it — the ability to get into fights with her. Famitsu emphasize that you’ll need to tackle the situation tactfully or you’ll end up ticking her off even more.

 

As revealed previously by Konami, you’ll also be able to transfer your LovePlus save data to LovePlus +, essentially allowing you to “take your relationship to the next level.”


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  • http://www.themogblog.com/ Edward Walton

    And the likes of which will never grace American soil. Sad thing indeed.

  • nyoron

    Sounds hilarious/awesome. Needs more translation efforts!

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    Rofl this is getting crazier, well, if you can distinguish between this and reality, it shouldnt be a problem, just like any game, to have fun.

    And Ishaan, you could say trying “your girl”, its a lot better xD, even more manly, and besides, i think that is what is directly traduced with kanojo (wich i think means girl, or “her” if is used on a sentence), cuz i think bf and gf is koibito for both, like “lover”… not 100% sure though…. watashi no kanojo!, MY GIRL BRODA!.

    • http://geekouts.blogspot.com/ miruki

      I was immediately thinking of “my girl” as soon as he mentioned that gf and kanojo embarrass him. :>

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      I swear to God, I was half squirming uncomfortably while writing about the part where you can talk into the microphone to wake her up…

      Yea, maybe “your girl” would prove less embarrassing in the future. ><

  • namos

    Am I th only one who thinks of “Nineteen Eighty-Four” when I see the title of this game?

    • wakeuplan

      It’s double-plus bellyfeel good.

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    I don’t have time for a tamagotchi that speaks in a language I don’t understand, for one thing—but the drawings are really nice. Anyone know if Konami’s put out an artbook?

    • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

      They did, for each girl.
      http://www.akadot.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=Moto+Love+Plus&go.x=0&go.y=0
      The game itself doesn’t do much for me, but the artwork is definitely nice, if only they showed it more often in the game itself (then again, the point of it is the “interaction”). The most interesting part of these artbooks though is seeing the early design of Nene; much longer and brighter hair, and apparently a violinist!

  • SeventhEvening

    I don’t have LovePlus and I don’t plan on buying this, but I do wonder how you will get to transfer your save data over from a technical standpoint. Do you need to borrow a friend’s DS or own two? Will there be some device that does it? Password system? SD card, making the transfer only work on DSI? How’s it work?

    • john411

      It requires 2 DSes and Wi-Fi.

      • SeventhEvening

        Bummer. I was hoping for a more creative solution.

  • shion16

    aw cmon!!!
    this is getting more and more scarier!!

  • Aoshi00

    Titillating caption… Are you for or against this game Ishaan :)?

    I’ve always wanted to get a XL even though I know the 3DS is coming, limited edition would give me that excuse, but I alrdy got the game just haven’t played it yet.. sigh, visiting the girl’s bedroom (it’s a big deal in one’s relationship), and vacation wearing steamy yukata, only in Jpn :)…

  • masuto

    This piques my interest.

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