Level-5’s Hostess Game Gets Makeover, Becomes A Girls RPG

By Spencer . July 7, 2011 . 2:08am

level5Level-5 announced a hostess game for the Nintendo 3DS last year. It’s still in development, but the publisher changed the setting from sketchy bars to a whimsical castle called Neosienne.


While you don’t play as a hostess, the premise of Girls RPG: Cinderella Life is quite similar. You’re an employee at Neosienne, a listening ear for the elite clientele -  idols, politicians, celebrities, and CEOs. Think of the job as one part hospitality and one part amateur therapist. When it’s time to serve food players pull a food slot. Stop the machine at the right time and you can sell expensive entrees.


Ichika, the protagonist’s classmate, is senior staff at Neosienne and gives you advice. The main character, which you get to create, comes from a rural village. When you’re not working you can explore Neo-Ginza. Level-5 populated the town with shops that sell fashion items and all sorts of restaurants. Enjoying life in the big city, which apparently means talking to locals and visiting Western style cafes, is half of the game.


Girls RPG: Cinderella Life is slated for release this year on Nintendo 3DS. We’re curious if all of the previously announced cameos like Lupin the Third and Shinichi Chiaki from Nodame Cantabile are still in the game.

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  • Interesting concept – like a bartender, listening to your thoughts. Except your a hostess. Talking to locals sounds cool too.

    I feel a game like this comes with bachelors or something like that. But that’s just my wild guess.

    • Guest

      It’s like a stripperless stripper. No lap dances. No champagne room…

  • RagnaXBL

    Why did they call it “Girls RPG”, practically cut their sales in half right there :D

    also on a totally unrelated note, the siliconera homepage looks epic :D

    • They’re probably marketing it to the Style Savvy crowd, which about 800k over there.

    • puchinri

      Lol, even if they didn’t, how many guys were going to eagerly rush out and buy it, knowing what it was? x’D

  • Level 5. The guys who can make Soccer super dimensional.

    Now it’s going to be a Super Dimensonal Sales girl game.

  • so. . . were all RPGs before ‘boys’ RPGs. . . or perhaps unisex?

    • Yes. You can get a rough idea of a game’s intended audience by looking at the age and gender of the protagonists. Even if it’s not spelled out, your average RPGs are aimed towards young males. Obviously, games like this and Princess Debut are aimed towards young women.

    • puchinri

      Like Chestnut Bowl said, generally, RPGs are kind of aimed at guys and sometimes just meant to appeal to everyone. Ar Tonelico is a fun series period, but you gotta admit, they weren’t really trying to aim that at girls (all the fanservice, etc considered).

  • Honestly? It sounds kind of cute. If by some miracle it received a US release, I’d buy it.

    • puchinri

      Same here.

    • I totally agree. I’d even pre-order and day one it.

  • gatotsu911

    Wow. The game is actually more creepy and offensive now than it was before.

    • puchinri

      Really? How so?

  • AzureNova

    Wow, really guys? lol

  • Tom_Phoenix

    ” You’re an employee at Neosienne, a listening ear for the elite clientele –  idols, politicians, celebrities, and CEOs.”

    To me, that just sounds like a high-class version of a hostess bar.

  • puchinri

    And most importantly, if Kaiji still makes a cameo. 
    But Lupin and Shinichi are very important too~.

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