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Neko Atsume VR delights the internet with cuteness overload

It’s inspiring people to get PlayStation VR

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Neko Atsume, the cat-collecting mobile game that charmed us all, has been released in Japan for PlayStation VR. If you had some doubts about just how the VR mechanics will expand upon the adorable kitty world, rest assured, the gameplay images and videos already promise a good time.

The PlayStation VR version of Neko Atsume was announced back in September, when PlayStation Japan tweeted a single image of the title screen with details in Japanese.

Mobile cat collecting is already a wonderful pass time, but cat collecting in virtual reality sounds like an endeavor that’s too good to be true. But lo and behold, the first videos of gameplay are absolutely adorable and promise a fun VR experience.

The VR allows you to play with and pet the stray cats. Just look at this video of Pumpkin playing with a cat teaser. Can you feel your heart swell from a cuteness overload?

Fan-favorite Fred (described in his bio as a “ladykiller”) plays with a watermelon in this video.

Here’s some more feather toy action, this time featuring Shadow, the peculiar gray kitty.

More screenshots of the game showed off the house’s interior and backyard area, as well as more of the kitty friends.

Just like in the mobile version, you can take pictures of the cats in game!

People were pleasantly surprised to find out about Neko Atsume VR. After all, it’s hard to improve upon perfection. In fact, it’s convinced some to purchase PlayStation VR.

If you’re not super sold yet, there’s an hourlong play-through on YouTube that goes very in-depth into the gameplay aspects. If you have no intention of buying a PS VR (or shelling out the 1,944 yen for the game), the video fully covers all the adorable aspects of Neko Atsume VR, so you can enjoy all the cats without any of the commitment

Important note — you don’t actually need the PS VR headset to fully play or enjoy the game. While there’s still no U.S. release date, keep your eyes peeled, cat collectors.

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