May 20, 2022

Andreas Betsche

The date for your dreadful union with My Lovely Wife is set

May 20, 2022 | Andreas Betsche

The spiritual sequel to My Lovely Daughter, My Lovely Wife, now finally has a concrete release date. Indonesian developer GameChanger Studio and publisher Neon Doctrine will soon release their grim mix of dating sim and alchemistic management sim.

In My Lovely Wife, we take the role of Jake, who is painfully grieving the sudden death of his beloved wife Luna, as a mysterious benefactor offers a seemingly simple solution. If Jake gathers an alchemical substance known as Carnal Essence, he will resurrect Luna back from the dead. It sounds easy, but the only way to collect Carnal Essence is to summon devilish beings known as Succubi and have them extract it from willing humans.

Gameplay-wise My Lovely Wife is based on its predecessor. On a city map, we send the Succubi out to do jobs. The more obsessed the clients are with our Succubi, the more Carnal Essence we get. The twist is that we only get the valuable resource by sacrificing Succubi. So it’s up to the player to decide whether we follow the original plan or build a deeper connection to our monstrous beings.

These moral decisions should ultimately lead to over 40 possible endings. While we’re still skeptical about the extent to which the endings will really differ significantly, we’re already convinced of the beautifully drawn Gothic style, which conveys the atmosphere of the macabre gameplay perfectly.

From June 8th, you can get your impression of My Lovely Wife on PC or Nintendo Switch.

Andreas Betsche

Andreas Betsche founded Virtual SEA in early 2016 after researching Cambodian mobile games for his Master’s thesis. He has a background in Southeast Asia studies and has worked and lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Since he has been actively playing games since the early 90s, combing both worlds in Virtual SEA brought together both of his passions.

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