The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has first information on Happy Manager, D3 Publisher’s upcoming PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR game.
First off, the magazine reveals the game has been delayed from its previously planned winter 2016 release in Japan to winter 2017.
Happy Manager is a new love adventure game with support for PlayStation VR developed by Tamsoft and produced by Nobuyuki Okajima. In it, players become the manager of an mansion (a Japanese apartment building), which houses just three women. Conversations and such develop from a first-person perspective, and you can do things such as watch them swim in the pool, watch them stretch in the gym, or even run into them while their changing in the locker room. The game itself has over 28,000 lines, and all of its elements can be enjoyed with or without a PlayStation VR headset.
Let’s meet the building’s three residents:
- Shizuka Sakurai (voiced by Mai Nakahara) – 20 years old. A woman born to a wealthy family. She has a friendly personality, but sometimes does strange things that lack common sense. She’s interested in drinking since she just became an adult.
- Barbara Christine Tachibana (voiced by Rie Kugimiya) 18 years old. She’s a bluntly speaking girl of the modern day. Since she’s experienced some prejudice for being half-Japanese, she isn’t great at socializing and may take a cold attitude when first meeting people.
- Himari Takeuchi (voiced by Hisako Kanemoto) – 21 years old. The oldest of the residents. She’ll haphazardly take on things that interest her to the point where she forgets to eat and sleep. But when her initial frenzy dies down, she no longer seems to show interest.
Development is currently 60 percent complete. Happy Manager will be playable at Tokyo Game Show 2016 from September 15 to 18.
Thanks, Hachima Kikou.
(Editor’s Note: This article went through three stages. First, our source listed the game for winter 2017. Then it was changed to winter 2016, so we assumed it was a typo. Official information is now available, and the game is indeed winter 2017.)