There are great combinations in this world. Chocolate and strawberries. Rum and coke. Our fantastic selection of anime figurines and that special weeab in your life. There are things in this world that, while not the most obvious of couples, make each other better by their mutual proximity. It is in the spirit of unlikely pairings that I would present to you two things that simply belong together:
RPG dungeon crawling and a selection of anime waifus.
Last week, PQube, noted publisher of games both lewd and wholesome, announced that they were working with developer MAGES to bring Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? – Infinite Combate, the upcoming video game based on the popular series of light novels, manga, and anime, to the West in 2020. While they did not announce a specific release date, it will be arriving on the Nintendo Switch, the Playstation 4, and PC consoles at some point in the calendar year. The Switch and PS4 will be getting a physical release while PC will have be available digitally.
For those unfamiliar with Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, it is set in a fantasy world with gods have gathered groups of adventurers to help them seek out new experiences and excitement. Bell is one such adventurer, though he’s more lovesick than battle-ready at the start of the story. As the only follower of the goddess Hestia, he has the special ability allowing him to level up faster the stronger his feelings toward others are.
The game will roughly follow the events of the first season of the anime with some added story elements as well as the chance to test their skills in Extra Dungeons. We’ll also get to find out more about the supporting characters during Date Events, something that I am sure we’re all very excited about. Gameplay will consist of a mixture of traditional RPG dungeon crawling along with a visual novel-style story mode.
PQube have a solid track record of bringing the weird, wonderful, and lewd games we know and love to us here in the west, including entries in the Senran Kagura series and Gun Gun Pixies which I had a look at earlier in the year. Their localizations are generally spot-on, which makes me excited to experience this story in another form. If you’re anything like me (and God help you if you are), you’ll be watching this one closely until we get a more specific release date. For now, we’ll all just have to satisfy ourselves with the announcement trailer below.