Visitors to the Tokyo Game Show will find the newest romance simulation apps, where perfect digital men exist.
For example, Voltage Romance Apps' free "Room Share Love Days" game lets players flirt with handsome roommates. These men offer flowers, make heart-shaped chocolates, and kiss and cuddle on command. For now, the game is in Japanese but the English version will be available soon.
There's also a spy-themed game that is designed for "North American weomen's tastes."
Another game developer, Ambition, ups the weird ante but offering "animal boyfriends," boyfriends that are half animal and half man. They can be commanded to study or work, and the players can buy clothes and accessories for them.
"The cat boyfriend, which has cat's ears and a human body, is most popular, as its the most sophisticated," a spokesperson for Ambition to AFP.
Another developer, Sunsoft, has games that feature homosexual romances between young, good-looking men.