Naughty JRPG Includes Mouse Pad Featuring Boobs

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Naughty JRPG Includes Mouse Pad Featuring Boobs

If there's one way to get gamers into stores, it's by offering to sell them something completely embarrassing.

Publisher Aksys Games is definitely pandering to a certain audience in the marketing of Record of Agarest War. Aksys recently announced that the limited edition of the game will include a vulnerable anime girl pillowcase along with a vulnerable anime girl mouse pad, with 3D boobs to rest the wrist on of course.

I'm all for a cool mouse pad that would stop this awful pain I feel from being a regular computer user, but a mouse pad with boobs would just be embarrassing to use. It'd have to be hidden from everybody other than my pets, and even they would probably look at me funny if they saw me using it. Still, it is a really hilarious item that could be broken out when the house is empty, and it's funny to see this normally Japanese-only goodness coming to North America.

My confusion on Record of Agarest War revolves around whether it is actually a porn game or not. Every description of the game details a standard tactical RPG, with combos, SP, 100 hours of gameplay, and the like, while everything else emphasizes naked anime girls. I mean, look at this trailer, that guy is having sex with the game disc!

Record of Agarest War does have the "Soul Breed" system, through which players can form relationships with female characters to give birth to heroes later in the game, but if it was all-out porn it wouldn't be coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 sometime in the Spring. Agarest was originally going to be released only as a download on the PlayStation Network, but Aksys is now doing a retail release as well with this limited edition for the Xbox 360. To find out more, visit Record of Agarest War's website. By "find out more," I mean to see a picture of an anime girl eating a pine cone.

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Michael Atkinson senses tingling...

A Japanese eroge coming out for the US' current-gen console systems? Is... is that possible?

Well, I guess if I'm reading about it, it is. o__O'

Anyway, if the preview picture from the video is accurate, then nothing is actually depicted on the mousepad. Certainly it couldn't be all bad. Besides, I've seen far more obscure products (one most notable being specific "toys" based on the various characters of Bible Black).

It still trips me out that this is coming from Aksys Games, the same people that gave us Blazblue. I wonder whose idea it was and also if the game is uncensored.

It is a sad day when companies gotta use CE swag to sell thier games. I swear I know more about all the unimportant stuff and not a thing about the game.

And yet strangely I am interested.

I'm going to guess Michael Atkinson will be all over this.

Even if it's porn it would probably be censored to hell before being released here. Even so that is quite interesting if not a little sad.

ROFL!!!!
People might buy it just for laughs :P

That mouse pad looked kinda sticky.

Kind of an impractical mouse pad isn't it?

............For mousing, that is.

NOT AN ACORN XD
but i appreciate how much information the website has on the game.

I think someone beat you to that... and i might be back with a link or a my bad.

Edit:
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.171197#4706062
yeah anyways I think that video is hilarious

From what I've heard Argarest War is not an Eroge game. It might be slightly Ecchi. But then again, isn't Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Tomb Raider or just about any VG with women in it (sad isn't it)?

I also heard really good things about the game, which makes me think that I may want to play it (minus the mouse pad and pillowcase of course... besides it being strange in my book, my wife might give me strange looks).

That whole Soul Breed system sounds a lot like the "Love System" from FE Geneology of the Holy War. I just wonder if it will be pulled off just as well.

Just done some research and it's out in EU on Ps3 under the name Agarest: Generations of War
It's a Strat RPG which focuses on different main characters for 5 generations, You start as Leo something and at the end of his campaign you get married to a female in your party that you bond with in the dating sim aspect, after that you have a child who becomes the next main character and gains a mix of traits from Leo and his partner, this gets repeated until the end of the game in 5 generations time, at this point I'd assume great, great, great, great, grandfather Leo will be long gone but it's a cool idea, I might actually try and get hold of it aha

I thought Japanese eroge games was John's territory...

SageRuffin:
A Japanese eroge coming out for the US' current-gen console systems? Is... is that possible?

Well, I guess if I'm reading about it, it is. o__O'

Anyway, if the preview picture from the video is accurate, then nothing is actually depicted on the mousepad. Certainly it couldn't be all bad. Besides, I've seen far more obscure products (one most notable being specific "toys" based on the various characters of Bible Black).

It still trips me out that this is coming from Aksys Games, the same people that gave us Blazblue. I wonder whose idea it was and also if the game is uncensored.

It's rated t in the trailer so it will probably about the same amount as blazblue.

Tom Goldman:

My confusion on Record of Agarest War revolves around whether it is actually a porn game or not. Every description of the game details a standard tactical RPG, with combos, SP, 100 hours of gameplay, and the like, while everything else emphasizes naked anime girls. I mean, look at this trailer, that guy is having sex with the game disc!

Given that the ESRB blurb in the trailer said T, with partial nudity and suggestive themes being the only sex related things, I'm guessing it's not a porn game.

The Escapist is kinda slow on this stuff. Everything I see here I've seen a few days earlier on Kotaku.

Kenjitsuka:
ROFL!!!!
People might buy it just for laughs :P

Japanese hillarious stuff coming available outside japan. Do want :)

That didn't actually sell me on the game at all. In fact, if that's the only selling point they can come up with, I think I'll skip it.

I own one... Not an Anime one, but my parents picked it up for me as a gag-gift on my 18th birthday. It's actually kinda comfortable >.>

It's not eroge, it's fake porn. Effectivly, there's no explicit sex or nakedness, just fetishy pictures.

hold, give me a... *throws up in the same bucket from the last trailer* okay, I'm good, I'm good. but I might just buy the game, then throw it in the trash. they are using pretty good marketing strategies, a lot like Dante's inferno, but I would rather get used as a giney pig by Herbert West than own that game.

:O

^My expression when watching that video... especially the part when he pulls the disk from out of his pants, and then the other guys walks in to see the guy humping... something.

Those mousemats are nothing new I've seen those at conventions, but selling them in a bundle... lol that will do more bad for the sales then good.

Traditionally speaking actual eroges are confined to the PC. Visual novels and the like do make it to consoles, but are often ports without actual h-content. Considering this seems to be console exclusive, I'm about 90% certain they're just fucking around with all of this.

As for the whole spawn system thing: I liked the idea way back in Fire Emblem 4, and gameplaywise the execution was good there. The problem is that the second generation in FE4 had an awful story. So hopefully this will actually be well written.

Tom Goldman:
To find out more, visit Record of Agarest War's website. By "find out more," I mean to see a picture of an anime girl eating a pine cone.

I think that's a sausage, which makes the innuendo a lot less subtle. xD

i've got like three of those kind of mousepads already. there ok, there just mousepads.

The Game description i read from Veldt Falsetto's comment makes it look like a decent game and it's Rated T so no duh it's not porn, i may get the limited edition for chuckles XD

Tom Goldman:
By "find out more," I mean to see a picture of an anime girl eating a pine cone.

If by pine cone you mean sausage, then sure: she's eating a pine cone.

I gotta say, I'm interested in getting this game solely thanks to the odd advertising campaign.

WTF? And this is coming to America? Why the hell doesn't the PS@Store not have trailers for this game up yet?!

Nalesnik:

Tom Goldman:
To find out more, visit Record of Agarest War's website. By "find out more," I mean to see a picture of an anime girl eating a pine cone.

I think that's a sausage, which makes the innuendo a lot less subtle. xD

When I clicked on the link, I expected it to read "Cumming Soon" instead of the boringly plain "Coming Soon." I will at least consider buying the game based solely on the ballsy ad campaign. Now, I don't mind gimmicks like this as long as the core game is good and the T&A is just window dressing... however, that doesn't pan out very often.

Heh, I would use that.

MmmFiber:

Nalesnik:

Tom Goldman:
To find out more, visit Record of Agarest War's website. By "find out more," I mean to see a picture of an anime girl eating a pine cone.

I think that's a sausage, which makes the innuendo a lot less subtle. xD

When I clicked on the link, I expected it to read "Cumming Soon" instead of the boringly plain "Coming Soon." I will at least consider buying the game based solely on the ballsy ad campaign. Now, I don't mind gimmicks like this as long as the core game is good and the T&A is just window dressing... however, that doesn't pan out very often.

Well then you'd love Sengoku Rance (though that's full-out eroge).

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