(MYFOX NATIONAL) - A man who calls himself SAL9000 is set to marry his virtual girlfriend from a video game called Love Plus this weekend.
Web site Boing Boing reports that the man fell in love with one of the virtual girls named Nene Anegasaki and decided to marry her and take her on a honeymoon to Guam.
Since the girl doesn’t really exist, that meant he took his Nintendo DS to Guam. He took photos of the trip to Guam and livecast the vacation on Japanese video-sharing site Nico Nico Douga.
The man now plans to hold a public wedding reception in Tokyo this weekend which will also be livecast on Nico Nico Douga.
Unlike other dating simulations games, Love Plus requires players to take out the virtual girl on dates, buy her gifts and make their girlfriends happy like they would in real life. The player can increase their abilities by studying, working out and solving problems of their virtual girlfriend, but if they fail to make their girlfriend happy, the game will restart after 100 days.
Last month, Boing Boing reported that a young Japanese couple in San Francisco had their marriage threatened because the husband took a virtual girlfriend.