As far as ?WTF? style news stories go, this one is up there. Konami, of Pro Evolution Soccer and Metal Gear Solid fame, plan to launch a skincare guide for DS, giving beauty tips based on users' basal body temperature and hormone balance.
"We have developed the software under the concept of getting pretty while having fun," Konami Digital Entertainment Corporate Officer Naoyuki Notsu told a news conference earlier this week.
This bizarre soft(skin)ware is called Dream Skincare and features beauty adviser Chizu Saeki (pictured below), who appears in the game to give players pointers on skincare.
Dream Skincare will go on sale on October 18 in Japan for 4,500 yen (around £18) with no current plans to launch the software outside of Japan.
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