Taking the largest exhibition area of the VR zone at TGS 2019, IVR’s latest smartphone app VR Kareshi (VR Boyfriend) drew eyeballs with its exquisite cafe-themed decoration.
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Corresponding to the setting of the apps, the exhibition area was transformed into Café Harukaze (喫茶店はるかぜ), where ikemen waiters, dressed in the same uniform as the game characters, served you well to try the game demo. The pleasant coffee scent hovering around further dragged you into the game’s world, though you may not be able to have an actual taste of it.
Once you enter the cafe, you were welcomed by the signing boards 0f the four voice actors, including Yoshimasa Hosoya (細谷佳正), Showtaro Morikubo (森久保祥太郎), Chihiro Suzuki (鈴木千尋) and Keiji Fujiwara (藤原啓治).
■ Akito Honami (穂波アキト) – CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya (細谷佳正)
■ Yuu Kusunoki (楠木ゆう) – CV: Chihiro Suzuki (鈴木千尋)
■ Souma Shirakawa (白川奏摩) – CV: Showtaro Morikubo (森久保祥太郎)
■ Yousuke Yanashiro (山城洋介) – CV: Keiji Fujiwara (藤原啓治)
They have voiced over the four characters available in the app, which allow you to create a made-to-order boyfriend, by customizing his looks through parameters such as body type, hair type, skin color and muscle mass, as well as the clothes he wears.
▲ Pet dog Haruo waits you at the entrance of Café Harukaze
▲ The ikemen waiter is actually making coffee, although you may not be able to taste one
▲ The interior is also decorated as an actual coffee house, bringing the game’s world to life
The experience was pleasant and enjoyable as the ikemen waiter considerably guided you through the whole process. The date with your boyfriend started once you put on the VR glasses and headphones.
You were able to select among the four characters and each had different distinctive features. We had selected Akito Honami (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya) for this ten-minute game trial. As your childhood friend, Akito has a cold face, but you know that deep down he has a caring and passionate personality.
During the game, you could select the options simply by nodding and shaking your head. Different scenario would be created according to your decision. Commands would also appear on the screen and you could execute the commands by focusing on the same direction.
The game started with the heart-melting scene where Akito played with his pet dog, Haruo. While you stared them quietly at the counter, Haruo bumped into Akito, making him fall over the counter. This little incident suddenly brought Akito’s face close to you as your eyes met, and shared a romantic moment…
The sweet scene stopped abruptly with the bark of Haruo and the game trial ends here. For those who want to know the following story may need to wait until the game is released.
You are welcomed to write down your comments and game requirement on the questionnaire, which definitely helped to improve the game.
▲ Players joining the game trials can obtain the game’s VR glasses, pamphlet and the adorable Haruo’s coaster.
▲ The ikemen line-up for the exhibition
▍TGS 2019 Official Gameplay Video