Kadokawa Games and Dingo have shared first information and screenshots on Reco Love: Blue Ocean and Reco Love: Gold Beach, its newly announced PS Vita love simulation game from Photo Kano producer Ichiro Sugiyama.
Get the details below.
What is Reco Love?
The protagonist of Reco Love is a second-year high school student who attends Mitsumi Academy, a school that consists of every grade from elementary to high school. While attending the “Mitsumi Camp” study and exercise training camp for the two months of summer vacation, he will deepen his bonds with the heroines, and aim for success in confessing his love for the girl he showcases on film at the Mitsumi Festival on the final day of camp.
Further enhanced from the “photography” element of Photo Kano, “video” is this game’s theme. The game depicts your relationship with an abundance of attractive girls, from fifth-year elementary to third-year high school students, from your first encounter to your love confession.
Ichiro Sugiyama, of Photo Kano, Kimi Kiss, and True Love Story fame, is the producer and scenario writer; and Masaharu Yamazaki, of Photo Kano, is the character designer, art director, and character modeler. It has been 20 years since True Love Story was released in 1996, and this came celebrates “The Depiction of Love’s 20th Anniversary.”
The Theme: “Video”
Through the game’s newly developed “Reco Session” feature, you can shoot video of the girl of your affection at various poses and angles. The game uses the PS Vita’s motion sensors, treating the handheld like it’s a digital video camera itself, while shooting video to give it a greater sense of reality.
A single video can be recorded for 30 seconds—Twitter size. From beautiful videos to videos that are a little naughty, players can shoot video to their heart’s content.
Upload Videos to Niconico and YouTube
The videos you record can not only be stored within the game’s albums, they can also be converted and saved as MP4 files.
Since you can upload the video to video sharing services like Niconico, YouTube, and even Twitter by transferring the MP4 file to your PC, you’ll be able to share your favorite videos while enjoying videos recorded by other players.
Mitsumi Academy’s Private Beach
Mitsumi Academy, the setting of the game, has a private beach on its premises. Since swimming lessons are carried out at the beach in addition to the pool, you can also shoot video on the beach.
Since you can change locations four times a day during breaks and after school, an event with a girl may occur on the premises, and through the new “Bound-up Conversations,” you can enjoy an exchange of dialogue with the girl.
You have five chances for dialogue exchange during “Bound-up Conversations.” Get a lively conversation going and try to make her into a video model.
Differences Between Blue Ocean and Gold Beach
In Reco Love: Blue Ocean, you belong to the “Cute Movie Club,” of which student council president Nagisa Misaki is president. While receiving advice from his younger sister, Mana, the protagonist, a story as fresh as a blue summer ocean will develop featuring his classmate, drama club member, and main heroine Miu Sagara, and other characters.
In Reco Love: Gold Beach, you belong to the “E-Movie Club,” of which Seiya Doumoto, who is just barely an erotic knight, is president. While receiving advice from his older sister, Yuina, the protagonist, a story as gorgeous as the evening beach will develop featuring Finnish exchange student and main heroine Mariana Prinsilla, and other characters.
Over 700 Scenes Between Both Versions
Although all the characters appear in both games, between Blue Ocean and Gold Beach, almost everything is different, from the story to the free event scenarios and “Reco Session” poses.
These games are fully voiced, and between both titles, there are a total of over 40,000 voice files, which is about 1.5 times the volume of Photo Kano. Nao Toyama, Yu Shimamura, Kana Ueda, MAO, Maaya Uchida, Yui Ishikawa, Yuka Iguchi, and Ai Kakuma are all featured.
Reco Love: Blue Ocean and Reco Love: Gold Beach are due out for PS Vita this summer in Japan.