Go! Go! Nippon Gives You A Virtual Tour Of Japan Both In The Game And Out


MangaGamer’s upcoming title, Go! Go! Nippon will give players a tour of Japan’s sights and cuisine in a visual novel format. Putting you in the boots of a foreign university student boarding with a pair of twin sisters, the game is meant to offer insight into famous Japanese locales as well as the country’s culture.


It also has a rather neat feature that’s probably going to be of interest to both players that have and haven’t visited Japan. Take a look at the bottom-right corner of the screenshot below:


The screenshot is one of the areas of the Ikebukuro district in Tokyo, which you’ll get to visit in the game. See the “Show Photo” button at the bottom-right? That’s linked to Google Maps. Clicking the button takes you directly to a real-life view of the same area through Google Maps.


Here’s an example. The screenshot above is of Akihabara. The “Show Photo” button isn’t present in this particular screenshot, but it will be in the game. Clicking it will take you directly to this link. Below is a screenshot of the link:


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.