In a world where dating sims are growing in popularity, specifically the off-kilter variety where you’re dating turkeys or talking potatoes or whatever, the only surprising thing about Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim is that it didn’t happen earlier. A game where you’re a hundred-foot-tall monster and looking for love from other hundred-foot-tall monsters? We already have a dating sim about Colonel Sanders from KFC; what took this one so long?
In Kaichu you are Gigachu, the radioactive dinosaur. Rampaging monsters don’t come from nowhere; they must be born through sexual reproduction, and thusly you must go through the age-old dance of courtship. Potential mates include the “sentient, voluptuous volcano vixen Tephra” and “the enormous flexing fowl Garudan.” There are six dateable monsters in the game and over two dozen unique locations for potential dates to occur. Millions of people happen to live around those places but who cares?
Throughout the game, the actions of yourself and others will be commented on by two human news anchors reporting on the crisis. Pay attention to what they say, as they may reveal valuable information about the particular monster you have eyes on.
Kaichu: The Kaiju Dating Sim was developed by Squiddershins and Top Hat Studios is serving as publisher. The game’s art was styled by Jason Boyer (Good Pizza, Great Pizza), and boasts a humorous script written by Ryan Pietz. The game is coming September 7 to Playstation 5, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, XBox Series X|S and PC.