PS5's Anime Waifu Dress-Up Game Headed by Zelda: Breath of the Wild Designer 1
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If you thought Paper Games’ magical anime dress-up game Infinity Nikki looked incredible during its State of Play reveal trailer, here’s an additional tidbit to take note of: development is being headed by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s designer Kentaro Tominaga. The veteran previously worked at Nintendo EPD until 2022, and has contributed to a variety of major projects, such as the aforementioned, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. That’s some resume!

Nikki is actually a long-running franchise on smartphones, but this is the most ambitious entry yet, with its open world. Collecting different outfits will give your magical anime waifu different powers, such as the ability to float, shrink, and so much more. You’ll use all these different abilities to traverse the world, but do keep in mind that you’ll probably have to pull for certain costumes through the game’s gacha system. We should find out a lot more about how the system works during the title’s beta test later this year.

With the designer of Breath of the Wild behind it, though, expect the open world to be absolutely jam-packed with cosy activities. We already know there’ll be resource gathering, as well as the ability to catch bugs and fish. You’ll even be able to take photographs using your magical companion Momo, and it seems like there may be some Pokémon Snap style activities to enjoy while you’re out and about adventuring. We can’t wait for this one.