In Japan, a new trend is gaining momentum: virtual weddings with the characters of different games and animes. Ceremonies are held in the presence of a real priest and a virtual bride, whom only the groom sees.
One of the most popular games to make an impulse to a trend is Niizuma Lovely x Cation. This is a dating simulator, a subgenre of a popular visual novel in this country. In such games, the user has rather a passive role:
- at the beginning of the game, he chooses or constructs a protagonist (one or more);
- and then watches the simple plot unfold;
- occasionally choosing cues in dialogues or scenarios.
On the most dating simulators, the final is a sex with a virtual character or a wedding; some apps allow you to continue the game in the format of a marriage simulator after paying for a ceremony. Of course, it’s not sound like normal thing! A Japanese resident fell in love with a she-character in virtual reality so much that he decided to marry her.