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Nuga-Cel!, The Stripping Strategy Game – Weird Wednesdays

Posted on: April 14, 2010

Cosplay fetish, check. Stripping, check.Almost-but-not-quite porn, check.

Yup, it's a cosplay fetish RPG. With designs by the Vocaloid guy.

It’s kind of a slow news week, so here’s a look at a shameless Japanese game that has sold far more games than it has any right to. No, it’s not Record of Agarest War, though it’s very close, spiritually. It’s Nuga-Cel!, the cosplay SRPG where costumes are power and the character designs are by Kei, best known for designing Hatsune Miku.

Nuga-Cel! is ostensibly short for “Nurture Garment Celebration,” but it’s really a pun on the Japanese verb nugaseru, which means “take it off.” So, in fine pandering tradition, the more damage your characters take, the less clothing they wear. The CGs on the page for the PSP sequel, Motto Nuga-Cel! (“Take off more!”), are full of not-quite-work-save images, so I’ll just link the page and let you discover its dubious pleasures on your own.

Sometimes it amazes me that games like Nuga-Cel! and Record of Agarest War have a place in a market where, if you just go into the basement of the game store, you have plenty of games that don’t bother with the pretense of cleanliness and go all the way through to the other side of the 18+ barrier and probably have better stories anyway.

But who knows what goes on in the heads of Japanese gamers – maybe they just want to see naked characters as designed by the guy who drew the Vocaloids.

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2 Responses to "Nuga-Cel!, The Stripping Strategy Game – Weird Wednesdays"

*Sighs* I have to be the one that says it. Sorry but it must be done.

You and your touching games.

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