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Thanks to an arrow shot by apprentice angel Ekoro, for a single day, every girl around gets the hots for protagonist Hodai Kudoki [Editor’s note: The name essentially means “all-you-can-flirt” when written in the original Japanese order, surname first and given second.]. But once the effects of the arrow wear off the next day, he’ll never be able to get a girlfriend ever again for the rest of his life. To avoid this dire catastrophe, players must find their fated woman to be before sunset and get a successful love confession. Knowing that, Hodai sets his sights on an old friend who’s very near and dear as the object of his confession. Just when he does so, however, he crosses paths with Kurona, an impish girl who loves to cause trouble on the schoolgrounds, chased by two girls, Shinobu, and her sister, Maya, both of whom go way back with him….
Over 70 Girls
Gal Gun: Double Peace takes place one year after the events of the original game. Aside from the new heroines and a batch of new first year students, there are lots of new girls among the other years, as well as within the teachers, too. Plus, the impish devil Kurona now joins series standby Ekoro as they each create their own brand of trouble, bringing the number of girls and women in the game to over 70. Here are a few such characters you can expect to find below.
Shinobu Kamizono (voiced by Emi Uema)
Shinobu is one of Hodai’s close friends from childhood. A member of Year 2’s Class E, she’s a bit of a haughty girl with a lot of pride going for her. Though many perceive her to be a levelheaded, shrewd person, she’s nowhere near such things in reality. Indeed, while she’s good at exercising, her studies leave much to be desired and from time to time, she can become so excitable that it catches people around her off guard. Nevertheless, she’s thoughtful of her younger sister Maya, towards whom she’s kind, yet strict.
Maya Kamizono (voiced by Chinami Hashimoto)
Another of Hodai’s close friends from childhood, Maya is a nice girl who takes life at her own pace as a member of Year 1, Class B. In contrast to her older sister Shinobu who likes to jump the gun on things, she’s a much more stable person all around, although she supports Shinobu. Thanks to Hodai, she’s extremely into things like superhero tokusatsu shows and robot anime series. While she’s a good studier, in exchange, she’s by no mean’s great at talking with other people or exercising. As she’s still new to the school, she still wears her old uniform from her previous school.
Kurona (voiced by Aya Fujita)
A third year student at the Demon Middle School, she’s full of confidence and gets carried away easily, but also happens to get her feelings hurt easily when people call her out. As one might expect, she often mocks angels, even though she herself isn’t otherwise the sharpest tool in the shed, so to speak. She’s bad at studying, but loves to cause trouble and often ends her sentences with the word “DEATH.” [Editor’s note: Much like the protagonist’s name, this is a play on words with the Japanese word “desu,” a copula that’s extremely common at the end of Japanese sentences. Just roll with it.]
Ekoro (voiced by Yui Horie)
A third year at the Angel Middle School, Ekoro is a budding angel who likes to think of herself as being top-tier, but nevertheless manages to slip up badly when taking her graduation exam. Affiliated with the Military Research Association up in Heaven, she wields two pistols. While she’s a good, serious kid deep down, for some reason or other, perhaps because of the bad influence of her upperclassmen, she can be regarded as something of a problem child at her school. She gets along especially poorly with demons.
More Intense Shooter Levels
The girls of Double Peace are more expressive when it comes to their affection than in the previous game. Some may try to shove love letters in the player’s face, for example, while others might hug them and try to get a kiss in, all in an attempt to try and tempt Hodai away from his chosen girl. Possessed Girls, ones that are under the control of demons, are especially aggressive and extreme with their displays of affection, such as stepping on the player and rubbing their foot with a menacing smile, as seen below.
Pheromone Shots, which were in the previous game, have gotten a significant upgrade. Now, players can now use the “X-Ray Zoom” to see through things like walls and statues to get a good look at the girls hidden behind them, potentially revealing information about them and even more beyond that. Players can now also use a charge shot by holding down the shoot button, a feature that comes in handy in encounters with multiple girls appearing on screen simultaneously. Landing a charge shot will stagger the girls that it hits, providing a window of opportunity to take them out in one fell swoop.
Suggestive Action Portions Intact
At the end of every level, players will find themselves in an action scene involving the heroines that ties into their storyline. Naturally, the series’ lasciviousness during these times remains alive and well, such as when Shinobu has to be saved from tentacles holding her captive.
An Evolved “Heartthrob Mode” and Double Peace Ascension
Double Peace now supports the touch panel during Heartthrob Mode, a special segment during gameplay where players can view the girls from various angles and bring them to ascension. By “staring” at different parts of them (which is to say, tapping them on the touch panel), the girls’ Heartthrob level goes up and if it can be maxed out before time runs out, they’ll ascend, the effects of which can be amplified with the newly implemented Double Peace Ascension.
Triggering Heartthrob Mode is done by maxing out the Heart Gauge in the upper-left corner of the screen. When prompted, players can tap a girl on the screen to get the ball rolling. This time around, the mode can be engaged with up to three girls at the same time.
Various other new gameplay elements are set to be included in the game, as well. The following screenshots show a stage selection screen and a talk app for the girls of Sakurazaki Third High School. More information on these features are set to arrive at a later date.
Gal Gun is due out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this summer in Japan.