Adults Only "Visual Novel/Love Sim" Coming To PS3
You probably haven't heard of Fortune Arterial but that's partly because it has only been on PC, and partly because if it was being sold anywhere near you, they might've kept it behind the counter.
Apparently, the game that isn't really a game is a popular 18-and-up Windows visual novel and now, it appears to be headed to the PlayStation 3. This according to Andriasang; plans for the PC-to-console jump have been revealed in this month's issue of bishojo gaming magazine, Comptiq. They're even promising a big cover scoop for the next issue, so that ought to be interesting...if you're into this kind of thing. Fortune Arterial launched with what amounts to an "AO" (Adults Only) branding in January of 2008; there's something about a school and a vampire and an affair. Since that time, the game has been converted into manga and a light novel and soon, Japanese gamers will get a chance to see/play it on their PS3s. The question is whether or not it will ever come to the US - we're guessing not - and if it'll be a digital-only title. There's a video through the link above; don't worry, it's clean, but it also doesn't tell you much.
This sorta reminds us of Record of Agarest War in terms of style, but this one really doesn't have anything to do with role-playing or strategy, as we understand it. Personally, I get the idea of babes in games, but there's a distinct difference between DoAX and this... One has, like...women. Grown women. The other, regardless of how desperately you wish to defend the anime culture, has girls in it that could very well be 10 or 11...and that's just...creepy.
7/7/2010 10:19:48 AM Ben Dutka