game of love is big in Japan. The love simulator game, Love
on Nintendo DS is so popular, that Konami is taking game die hards on
around Japan with their virtual girlfriends according to Kotaku. The
gaming company anticipates that fans of the love sim game will be
willing to pay nearly $500 (USD) to vacation with simulated loves
Manaka, Rinko and Nene. The lineup that Konami has setup
with local businesses is designed to "unite" dedicated
gamers with their virtual lady loves. Participants will board
the Love Plus bus in Tokyo. The bus tour will then stop at six
designated attractions around Atami. The tour would
visit the same locations that appear in the game, like the area
castle and shrine. Players with an iPhone app would also be
able to have their picture taken with their Love Plus
girlfriend. The six locations have been set up for a
stamp rally, so gamers would need to pick up a stamp rally sheet from
the Atami Station Tourism Guide Concierge. Apparently,
participants will only get the sheet if they "show" their
girlfriend to the concierge on their handheld.The tour is
expected to run this month and will be open to a maximum of forty
actual participants. Hotel accommodations will be made available
at the Ohnoya Hotel, which is also included as a location in the
game. Complimentary gifts will include Love Plus bath
powder, a Love Plus manju (a
popular Japanese treat made from flour, rice powder, buckwheat, azuki
beans and sugar), and a handy little Love Plus towel.The Love
Plus summer bus tour stamp rally is similar to a Pokemon stamp rally
for children that is held in Tokyo every summer.
quote: and a handy little Love Plus towel.
quote: So the "bang bus" has gone international now?
quote: Depends on if there's a fleshlight involved...
quote: Is wrong with these people in these other countries?