Xbox 360

Start Your Own Forest Fires In 8-Bit Girlfriend



You’ve seen LovePlus and My Wife. But if those aren’t fantastical enough for you — in a manner of speaking — there’s always 8-bit Girlfriend, which released on Xbox Live this past weekend, based on a webcomic of the same name.


8-bit Girlfriend is a dating-sim set in an intentionally generic retro fantasy setting. You take on a role of Sir Knight and can attempt to court four different classes of RPG beauties: the Princess, Elf, Thief and Item Shop Girl. In order to win each one over, you have to make the right choices. Judging from the screenshots, it shouldn’t be too hard to figure out what those are.


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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.