Kadokawa Games announced LoverR Kiss for PS4 and Switch, coming this winter in Japan. The announcement was made at the “Kadokawa Games Dai Kanshasai 2019” event on October 19.
LoveR Kiss is an updated version of LoveR, which launched exclusively on PS4 last March in Japan. LoveR is the latest in a series of games mixing photography and dating sim elements directed by Ichirou Sugiyama. Previous games include Photo Kano and Reco Love (and True Love Story to a certain extent). LoveR has character designs by Taro Minoboshi, who worked on Root Letter and God Wars.
LoveR‘s novelty is how it includes voice recognition to chat with the girls or ask them for poses during photo sessions. Each girl also has between 4000 and 5000 voiced lines in total. You can read more on LoveR through the various comments and interviews of Sugiyama we translated in the past. You can check some gameplay and read about the characters here, here and here.
LoveR Kiss will most notably add a romance route with chemistry and biology teacher Himari Saiki, voiced by Sakura Tange.
The Switch version of LoveR Kiss will also use the Switch’s gyroscope to let players change camera angles during photo sessions. More information on the new additions will be coming soon.
LoveR getting an updated version isn’t surprising news seeing the original game is getting new updates and costumes DLC regularly. The myriad of risque costumes LoveR has on PS4 is also one of the many examples to counter the “Sony censors everything on PS4” and is “killing waifus” hysteria some are spreading. Sugiyama and the team keep doing Magical Yumina Vtuber videos every week too. A new video was released today with gameplay from the new Himari route in LoveR Kiss. I personally knew they’d add a Himari route at some point. I wish they’d added a serious romance route with the Sugita-voiced character too since that sounds super fun.
A new key visual showing Lilia Takamura, one of the girls of LoveR, is included below along with the Himari gameplay video.