Illusion Soft, best known for their adult-themed video games, announced that they have a new VR title in the works called VR Kanojo. The game is pretty much like Bandai Namco’s Summer Lesson but with an erotic twist.
According to Anime News Network, Illusion opened up an English-themed website for BR Kanojo, revealing that the game will launch in January of 2017 next year and will be available for digital download in Asia and North America.
You’ll need a PC that meets the minimum requirements of the Oculus Rift, which means at least a GTX 970 and 8GB of RAM with an i5 processor. VR Kanojo will also work with the Oculus Rift CV1 or the HTC Vive. Touch and Vive Controller support are planned to be added in at a later date. You can check out the gameplay trailer for the upcoming “girlfriend experience” below, via Otakomu.
The trailer is in Japanese but closed captioning is provided to give English-speaking gamers an idea of what’s being said.
The trailer is eerily similar to Summer Lesson, a similar game about spending the summer with a young Japanese female student. The different here is that you can obviously tell that Illusion put some serious effort into Sakura’s boob physics and have given players plenty of opportunities for peeking under her skirt.
The controls seem pretty basic, with players being able to open doors, pick up certain objects, and look around the room.
I’m not entirely sure what makes the game 18+ other than the overzealous boobs trying to escape from her shirt, but I’m guessing the upskirt shots, the possible inclusion of Illusion’s known groping and fondling mechanic would likely push it over the mature barrier.
The 360 degree rotation video kind of gives you an idea of how you can use the 3D space to the advantage of a VR headset, giving you an opportunity to survey and examine every spatial inch of the interactive environment.
The real shocker is that Illusion is going on ahead with a release in North America.
Other Japanese developers have skirted the issue by releasing their games in Asia with English subtitles to avoid releasing some games directly in America. Koei Tecmo did this to avoid massive backlash from SJWs, citing that the feminist issues in the West was something they just didn’t want to deal with, but they had to deal with them anyway when the journalists caught wind of the VR update for Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, which prompted the SJW media to call the update and the game a sexual assault simulator.
Illusion already hinted at some very risque opportunities that might present themselves in VR Kanojo, and I wonder how well they’ll weather the eventual storm when one of the larger outlets catches wind of the game?
This could end up being one of those sleeper VR hits given that it will be releasing in North America, where-as Summer Lesson skipped out on a Western release because the creator didn’t want to have to deal with SJWs.
I also wonder how they’re going to get around Facebook’s “No Porn” rule for the Oculus Rift? I guess we’ll find out next year.
You can look for VR Kanojo to launch this upcoming January in 2017 for PC. For more info you can visit the official website.