I am a big fan of the Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side games, so it was a wonderful surprise hearing that they would be creating a new game for the smart phone! Here is some information on the game and cast.
“A game aimed at girls which will make them happy everyday. Enjoy a restaurant and idol romance!”
The goal of the game is pretty straight forward. You, the heroine, are hired to work at a certain restaurant in Habataki City. Level up your cooking skills, get recipes and take care of the customers that come. You’ll be paid with “rich” currency that you can use to buy certain items and decorate the restaurant to your tastes.
The restaurant is located right next to a talent production company, where the two idol groups “3 Majesty” and “X.I.P.” exist. Members in the idol group will come to eat your food at the restaurant. The more your restaurant and relationship grows, certain events will be triggered! As the male cast themselves battle for their idol group’s popularity and rankings, numerous events will also be available down the road.
An interesting aspect about this game is that it will be using LIVE 2D for the main characters as well as the infamous “skin-ship mode” used in the Girl’s Side games. Yes, using the smart phone functions to its fullest potential. What a great touch! (...I apologize for the bad pun.) The “skin-ship mode” allows the player gain points to increase their relationship status each time it occurs. It is great seeing how the character react in return!
Another feature is Tokimeki Channel - a website you can visit in-game. It will allow you to see the game’s shop rankings, trending items and you can even enter the online idol battles.
Now, let’s get to the characters and great cast!
霧島司 Tsukasa Kirishima
CV: Daisuke Namikawa
Blood Type: AB
Birthday: March 11th (Pisces)
“It’s a strategy meeting. Everyone, order something.”
音羽慎之介 Shinnosuke Otowa
CV: Daisuke Kishio
Blood Type: A
Birthday: August 1st (Leo)
“But, see, you can see the sky clearly from here.”
辻魁斗 Kaito Tsuji
CV: Tetsuya Kakihara
Blood Type: B
Birthday: November 25th (Sagittarius)
“Don’t be happy, I said it was alright, okay?”
不破剣人 Kento Fuwa
CV: Satoshi Hino
Blood Type: O
Birthday: June 26th (Cancer)
“How do you see it? Can …I make it?”
伊達京也 Kyoya Date
CV: Kosuke Toriumi
Blood Type: A
Birthday: January 16th (Capricornus)
“Right? This is the famous 'taste of love'. Remember it, okay?”
神崎 透 Toru Kanzaki
CV: Takuya Eguchi
Blood Type: O
Birthday: October 23rd (Libra)
“Close your eyes… you have bad taste, you know?”
At the time of writing this entry, the game is not yet playable. You can sign up for pre-registration through the TSUTAYA.com kiwi url link provided on the official site. As a reward for signing up early, you’ll get a special code sent to your registered email address (the bonus seems to be the song by X.I.P.) as well as a special code to enter the lottery ticket draw for Girl Side Days 2013. The Girl Side Days 2013 is a stage event happening this upcoming March.
The official site was updated a few days ago. You can see the music video PV “Show Up!” Short ver. by 3 Majesty and “Cheat Dancer” Short ver. by X.I.P. There was also interviews for each of the characters and a funny “behind the scenes” hansei (reflection) scenario between the members.
“Show Up!” Short ver. by 3 Majesty
“Cheat Dancer” Short ver. by X.I.P
Compatible: iPhone 4 (or more iOS 5), Android OS 2.3 or later *some models may not work
Genre: Restaurant love simulation game
Release: Winter 2013
Price: Free to play *charges may apply for the purchasing of items
Cast: Daisuke Namikawa, Daisuke Kishio, Tetsuya Kakihara, Kosuke Toriumi, Satoshi Hino, Takuya Eguchi
Official site: http://www.konami.jp/tokires/