In This Wacky Dating Sim Game, You Avoid Love Or You Blow Up

By Sato . April 12, 2014 . 2:00pm

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So, we’ve had countless love-sims where your goal is to win your favorite girl’s heart. Kemco’s Wii U visual novel game, Death Match Love Comedy, does the exact opposite, as having a girl fall in love with you could mean your death. The game’s official website shows us more on the game.

 

Basically, the premise of the game is that the player is a guy that just got transferred to a new school, and if a girl confesses her love to him, he explodes… and dies. Yeah. To make matters worse, he falls into some sort of love triangle with two beautiful girls, leaving his fate up in the air.

 

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These girls are cute, but they’re reckless in many ways. Unlike other dating simulations, where your goal is to get girls to fall in love with you, in Death Match Love Comedy, you’ll be doing everything you can to avoid just that, as you try to figure out the reason behind the love-fueled explosions.

 

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Additionally, there will be other mysterious phenomenon, such as angels, a friend who has some sort of prediction, weird dreams and whispers, and a strange pink cat-like creature.

 

While you’ll be doing your best to avoid an explosive death, there will be many other events that could result in the death of the protagonist. Witnessing just how the poor high school boy dies will be one of the game’s attractions, according to the developer.

 

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Kei Yagi is the protagonist. He’s short and not too bright. For some reason, he has a body that blows up when a girl confesses her love to him. His favorite food is nori bento, and he hates fish burgers.

 

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Rumiko Tsuno is Kei’s classmate. She’s a princess of a well-off family and has a cool personality, but she is said to have a number of strange weaknesses. She seems to have something she wants to talk to Kei about…

 

c_02 Otoba Shirotsume is another classmate of Kei’s, who is said to have an even worse diet than Kei, and she’s also very violent. She’s known Kei for a while and has asked him out on numerous occasions. She seems to have some sort of thought about Kei…

 

Finally, here’s a look at the game’s opening video:

 

 

Death Match Love Comedy is currently available on the Wii U eShop for 1,080 yen.


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  • Noor Mahmoud

    Pffft, easy. Become an Otaku and survive until age 30 to become an Immortal Wizard.

    • http://themulti-classinggamer.blogspot.com/ Supergamesniper9

      Just 6 more years for me. I CAN DO IT!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/BaoZakeruga BaoZakeruga

    I must play this o.O

  • https://twitter.com/DocFishz Jack

    Finally a realistic dating sim.

    • God

      I wouldn’t know, it’s kind of hard getting confessed to when you have no corporeal form…
      PD: Anyone else hating the new siliconera design?

      • Jormangund

        It’s actually the mobile theme, and it’s buggy right now I’m guessing.

        • KoRLumen

          Thank God (teehee), I thought it was just me who was having the layout problem.

          • s07195

            Same…I was like, what the-

        • Lumi

          Buggy alright. Need to refresh a couple times per page because the entire webpage suddenly transform into a single small banner ad.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        I’m so confused by It I just don’t know what to do.

  • fireemblembeast

    How does he know he’ll blow up unless it’s happened before…? Lol

    • JohnNiles

      Morphogenetic field!

    • Ubelblatt

      I suppose it DID happen before.
      By looking at the fourth picture, you can see what seems to be a life meter, so you could “withstand 4 confessions” before dying. And it could have easily happened before because… Obvious.

      Or the hearts are just decoration, and THIS could have happened :
      “Hi ! I’m a completely random character with infinite comedy possibilities ! And I’m an angel ! Btw, if you’re confessed to, you DIE ! Thx See ya Take Care Bye !”

  • Pythia Brixham

    Really? The Wii U? I mean, this game will most likely never be localized, but on the slim chance that it IS, I still do not want to buy a Wii U. There are only two games I want for it so far, Bayonetta and this (If it ever got a localization).

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Sorry bruh
      Kemco who are Mobile Game Publisher has been choosing Wii U for it upgrade ports.

      • Kaetsu

        More mobile devs should bring upgraded ports of their games to Wii U. There are some good mobile games out there that just aren’t playable because they don`t have buttons. There are even good mobile games that are good and control just fine with touch controls and would play fine on the gamepad.

        • Kornelious

          Uprading to ANYTHING form the phone is good in my book, I guess it’s just worrying about localization’s then….

      • Lumi

        Kemco publishes mediocre to okay rpgs and surprisingly good VNs

    • CozyAndWarm

      “but on the slim chance that it IS, I do not want to buy a Wii U”
      Well, now you have one more reason to reconsider that stance.

  • Kaetsu

    “having a girl fall in love with you could mean your death”
    Danganronpa dating sim? LOL this game actually seems really funny. I’m even more interested because it’s a Wii U game although sadly I don’t see this getting localized.

    • Ubelblatt

      Dating Shou is a complete breeze compared to this !

    • E.T.993

      Well, Aksys Games localized a game on the PSVita…the freakin’ PSVITA!At this point, anything can happen.

      • Histirea

        This isn’t Aksys Games, and this isn’t the PS Vita. The PlayStation family is a prominent choice for visual novels and JRPGs.

        The market for visual novels is harder to find on the Wii U. If it were on the PS3 or Vita, you can be sure that it would sell a hell of a lot more, and it would have a better chance at localization than it would on a system that some people still don’t know isn’t just an accessory for the Wii.

        • CozyAndWarm

          “If it were on the PS3 or Vita, you can be sure that it would sell a hell of a lot more”
          That hasn’t really been true lately. 3DS has been getting a lot of visual novels in Japan so apparently the audience is there, and games like Zero Escape VLR sold more on 3DS than Vita.

          • Dragon24680

            “Zero Escape VLR sold more on 3DS than Vita.”
            Only Japan or worldwide? Any proof?

            Then again, then comparison is moot here, since Wii U is no 3DS. The original point still stands, this game could have sold more on PS3 and Vita (and 3ds).

          • PreyMantis

            It did sold on the 3DS the most. There aren’t any great source for sales figures, but Siliconera reported a long time ago that in Japan, it sold the most on the 3DS.* Besides that, it may not be the most accurate source, but according to vgchartz, the 3DS sold the most.

            *http://www.siliconera.com/2012/02/29/chunsoft-will-probably-develop-another-game-in-the-zero-escape-series/

          • Dragon24680

            ” according to vgchartz, the 3DS sold the most.”
            No. VGC don’t have the numbers.
            http://www.vgchartz.com/game/71033/zero-escape-virtues-last-reward/
            http://www.vgchartz.com/game/71034/zero-escape-virtues-last-reward/

            The Japan numbers have small enough difference that it cannot be said with certainty which version sold more. Plus, VLR Vita got featured on Plus too.

          • Histirea

            The 3DS is a sales success, though, with a massive install base. The Wii U is widely recognized as a flop.

      • Renaldi Saputra

        Aksys only did their own and IF’s visual novels, don’t know about this one..
        don’t expect too much

    • Lumi

      There’s the IOS/Android release though.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Jenni

    WANT.

  • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

    I MUST play this. This just sounds too awesome to pass up lol.

    • Milewide

      Just be careful not to lose your head… eh heh heh…

      *leaves in shame*

      • http://epiclyamazing.wordpress.com/ AzureNova

        No promises lol

  • Kornelious

    Well…..That’s quite the interesting twist. I don’t know what suprises me more, A visual novel focused on AVOIDING girls, or that its a visual novel on the Wii U :P

    • almostautumn

      I’m wondering if because it’s on Wii U there may be a chance of localization? I wouldn’t say the Wii U is too barren, but it’s sort-of alike the Vita in that while it has steady releases they’re not too commercially prominent. Danganronpa was really well beloved, and I think it might be because the Vita has that unfair sensationalism of being without titles— can see the same thing here but with the Wii U.
      Maybe these platforms being attacked by media are the best ones to offer new and exciting games!

  • Christopher C

    You explode? Sign me up!

  • http://momentsreprieve.com/index/ Aushria

    Man, I want this game so much… the premise seems hilarious.

  • JohnNiles

    Wait, why is the main character wearing a gag? Shouldn’t he be wearing earplugs? “La, la, I can’t hear yooouuu~”

  • MSJ

    I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE!!!

  • Jesse

    And I thought Sweet Fuse was weird. =o

    • Lumi

      thought of sweet fuse too, but that’s just the heroine’s TEMPER blowing up

    • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

      Heh, Sweet Fuse had some messed up characters, didn’t it?

  • otakumike

    Haha a sim where you try to say the WRONG things to the girls, love that idea.

    Wish it was for a console I own though.

  • $18114340

    Oh, so if a girl falls in love with you, you’ll die? Guess I’d have no problems staying alive then.

    *sob*

    • KoRLumen

      You and me both, pal.

      qq

    • Nitraion

      What a sad truth …. *hug* :[

  • persona_yuji

    That’s one heck of a body this guy has. I mean, not only does it EXPLODE, the trigger for that to happen is simply a girl confessing to him? That’s damn specific! xD

  • Jormangund

    The reasons to buy a Wii U just keep piling up eh…

  • revenent hell

    There’s a few games I have my eye on for the Wii U that I am waiting to come out before I buy one but I have to say this is interesting enough for me if it was localized I would probably buy a Wii U to play it.
    It just seems like something that would be crazy fun enough that I wouldn’t want to wait to play it at a later date ya’ know?

  • s07195

    Probably originates from the japanese saying that ‘All people enjoying their lives (basically people in love) should go blow up!’ or ‘リア充爆発しろ!’

  • Raltrios

    AAAAAUUUUGGHH What happened to the site?

  • Kaihedgie

    What

  • Strain42

    H-uh…I would actually be really interested in playing this. Though I’m feeling the odds of localization are pretty slim. Usually I’d think someone like Atlus, Aksys, or XSeed would take this on but…I’m not sure if they would. Then again…Aksys did give us Sweet Fuse, so maybe it’s possible.

  • JuVu

    If this game would ever come to Europe, I would go and finally buy me a WiiU. I’m serious. Although I wish they would port this on Vita.

  • lorelai4cuties

    playing as a boy and dating girls?! im not sure how i feel about it

  • natchu96

    But how does he initially figure out that he explodes if someone confesses to him?

    He dies immediately afterwards. This needs a time loop to work.

  • Lumi

    Awww, that’s so cute! I’m in love with this game already *cue explosion*

    *Crawls from wreckage with hp halved* localisation please?

  • http://www.santashi.com/ Santashi

    …I want this game. >.>

  • Chido55

    Well, he just need to keep the relationship at the ‘blowing’ part then. Heh

  • http://www.segalization.com/ Kuronoa

    Interesting concept. I wouldn’t mind Aksys localizing it, but I doubt anyone want to localize games on Wii U. :(

    • Renaldi Saputra

      but IIRC Kemco always willingly localize things

  • darkbartz

    Must be the curse of the jealous, single masses who tell couples to explode. Obviously their hatred has condensed into a real threat that somehow only affects this poor guy.

  • Shadowman

    I like the plot of this whole thing it’s very interesting.

  • Slickyslacker

    I love the URL of this article, “Avoid Love Blow”.

  • Chaos_Knight

    I would love to see this as an anime.

  • CozyAndWarm

    The Wii U needs all the Japan-centric games it can get. Localize this.

  • Shujinko

    I like the idea on this gives off a feeling of Danganronpa, hope they do a cross media thing too with an anime, manga and light novel. Also noticed that D.M.L.C game is available on Android & IOS

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Sooooo the MC goes yandere for himself?

  • Göran Isacson

    Kinda curious if this game will actually play with expectations and make the girls twisted personalities part of some deeper theme of criticizing the genre… or if it’s basically just a game where the explosions is some random attempt at creating laughs and it will end with the MC just has to solve the curse. Kinda hoping it’s more subversive than I fear.

  • Ryan Joshua Weaver

    Based on my skills with girls I’m absolutely sure I won’t explode. Hahahah hahahahah……hahah….. :’(

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