Summer Lesson Set For Release On October 13th In Japan

Katsuhiro Harada’s highly anticipated Japanese learning game for the PlayStation VR called Summer Lesson, is due for release on October 13th, 2016 in Japan.

VR Focus did a quick write-up on the news following the announcement by Bandai Namco at this year’s Tokyo Game Show in Tokyo, Japan during the Sony PlayStation press conference.

The game sees players working with a student to learn a different language. The game takes place over the course of the summer, hence the name Summer Lesson. The new trailer from the Tokyo Game Show revealed new gameplay scenes and some of the post-launch DLC that Harada and the crew have planned for the title. You can check out the trailer below courtesy of GamersPrey HD.

Some of the new features that they’ve introduced includes the different DLC costumes and activities, one of which sees the student dressed up as a maid, while another sees the player and the student leisurely out near the beach.

The Unreal Engine 4-powered game seemed like an easy shoo-in for release in the West, but Harada had previously mentioned that he nor Namco wanted to deal with SJWs complaining about the game’s Japanese cultural focus. This easily devastated a lot of gamers who were looking forward to experiencing the waifu love of a VR maiden, but not everyone is keen on fighting against Social Justice Warriors over issues of race, language, cultural appropriation, tone, and body shapes. Some developers pick and choose their battles, and Harada already chose to battle for the swimsuit DLC in Tekken 7, so I guess he didn’t feel like having to battle against SJWs to bring a edutainment title to the PlayStation VR in America and Europe.

Nevertheless, there’s still the option to import Summer Lesson from Japan when it releases on October 13th for the PS4 and the PSVR by hitting up places like Play-Asia.


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