Eroge fans will be gratified to know that “My Girlfriend is the President,” a politically themed eroge by Alcot, is set to get an English release.
You play as Hondou Junichirou, the young man whose childhood friend Yukino has been deputized as the President of New Japan following the aliens’ crash-landing and subsequent brainwashing of society.
You alone recall what the world was like before this crazy situation occurred, and when Yukino appoints you as her vice president you determine that it’s your duty to somehow restore order to the world.
This will be no easy task. On the way, you’ll encounter the humanoid embodiment of the alien starship that caused this commotion in the first place, the newly appointed president of Russia (another cute bishoujo), and your other neighbor and “older sister” figure who becomes the chief of staff in Yukino’s administration.
An alien agent, a Russian maid and another humanoid UFO round out the cast of this madcap SF romantic comedy.
Will you be able to balance your school life with your new-found responsibilities as vice president, your budding romantic interests and your quest to restore normality to a world where pretty girls reign as political figureheads?
The original Japanese release, “Osananajimi wa Daitouryou,” was noted for its unusual political content (like most contemporary Japanese culture, visual novels display all the political awareness of a feudal serf before its master), and the quality of its art (which naturally includes plenty of sexual encounters):
The game is also noted for including the pope as an antagonist…
The official site will be opening soon.
An official release date is not yet forthcoming, but JAST are aiming for a release in the first half of 2011.