The latest dating sim from Konami, New Love Plus for the Nintendo 3DS, might not be making its way into gamers’ Christmas stockings this year but it is certain to make them all very happy come next Valentine’s Day, as that’s when it is now set to be released in Japan.
The game was originally due out December 8th but as Kotaku explains it has now been delayed for seemingly no other reason other than the developers simply need more time to polish off the game. Plans to launch with loads of new Love Plus items such as CDs and art books were in place and still are, although they have been moved to the more suited date of February 14th 2012, Valentine’s Day.
So if you are living in Japan and were expecting to spend Christmas dating as many hentai girls as you can then I’m afraid it’s going to be lonely this Christmas for you. However if you had no plans for Valentine’s Day you can now rejoice as it seems you will be having at least one after all. The new game is packed with features such as ‘Boyfriend Lock’ which allows your ‘girlfriend’ sim to recognize you through the front-facing camera so that no one else tries to steal her from you and also allows you to take augmented reality photos with her using the 3DS camera.
As you can see from the trailer below, and as you’d expect from dating sim games, players get the choice of girl they wish to pursue. Conversation looks to be key to winning the heart of each chosen girl. Check out the trailer for yourself below. Will you be finding love in New Love Plus for the 3DS on Valentine’s Day?