Go On Holidays With Konami's Virtual Girlfriends

Konami is offering fans of its Nintendo DS love simulator Love Plus the chance to do something very special: pay lots of money to go on holidays with their virtual girlfriend.

For ¥39,800 ($517), you can take a go on a two-day, one-night Love Plus bus tour of Atami, a city in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture. Atami is the setting for Love Plus +, the second Love Plus title from Konami.

Travelling domestically in Japan can be expensive, and for the same price (or less), a plane ticket to South Korea, China or Thailand could easily be purchased.

Participants board a Love Plus bus in Tokyo and travel to Shizuoka, where they will take part in a stamp rally. Stamp rallies are popular in Japan. With children.

Every summer, there is usually a Pokémon stamp rally that has little kids ride trains all over Tokyo and stop at certain stations to get a Pokémon stamp. This, however, is for adults - and that's fine, I guess! This tour is aimed at players who really, really like Love Plus. So those folks will probably have a lovely time in Atami.

Participants in the Love Plus tour will visit locations in the game, like the area's castle and a shrine. There will also be augmented reality set-ups so that folks with the game's iPhone app can have their picture taken with their Love Plus lady friend.

Lodging will be the Ohnoya Hotel, which appears in the game as well.

The tour will run this month and is open to a maximum of 40 participants - not including virtual girlfriends. The travel agent is clear that each hotel room is one per person - once again, not including virtual girlfriends.

Those who take the tour will get Love Plus bath powder, a Love Plus manjyu and a Love Plus hand towell. Heh.

近ツー主催の「ラブプラス+ バスツアー」、その彼氏力が試される中身とは? [Kotaku Japan]


    It's a shame they're asking money for the pleasure but it's cool to see Japanese game developers be more creative about how to get players immersed in the world.

    Imagine if Valve started doing black mesa tours...

      Or better yet, Aperture Science Enrichment Center tours. While you're there, you could get yourself tested!

    Id rather go to South Korea, China or Thailand with such money, or you know, pay some bills.

      Obviously if you'd consider a virtual girlfriend, bills would be your last concern.

    un juego muy interente para mi porq yo no puedo tener novia por loquesoy discapasitado pero lastima que solo sea en idioma japones que mala onda por parte de komami

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