“For Lovers” Humble Bundle offers visual novels, Hatoful body pillow


Readers aware of Chris’ tsundere (read it up, kids) relationship with Hatoful Boyfriend will be able to appreciate the sublimeness of the most recent Weekly Humble Bundle. Riding the shirt-tail of Valentine’s, you’ve got a bevy of Japanese visual novels for your romantic pleasure for cheep cheep.

Those playing the bare minimum will get access to Analogue: A Hate Story, Long Live the Queen — both excellent titles — and Go! Go! Nippon ~My First Trip to Japan~, a frankly odd visual novel that serves as part romance, part backpackers brochure as detailed tourist information and relevant costs is overlaid on a sucrose-sweet story with a protagonist who exclaims aloud at modern marvels unique to Japan, such as public transport and vending machines.

Pay more than the average to get WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.01, Hate Plus – the sequel to Analogue – and Roomates Deluxe. The crème de la crème, however, is kept for those ornithologists of discerning taste and wealth: $8 nets you a digital copy of Hatoful Boyfriend, while $35 buys you an avian amour in real life with the Hatoful Boyfriend Lovers Pillowcase. Full-body, of course. For orthopaedic purposes. Yes.


The pillow is DRM-free, but unfortunately not judgement-free. Similarly, almost all the games are DRM-free, so you don’t need to add them to your Steam profile. Ahem. Seriously, as a fan of the genre, I can attest to the lowest tier’s quality for the price, so it’s well worth checking out. Those exploring beyond the average price-point, however, are braver captains than I on the seas of taste.

Source: Humble Bundle