Gatebox, the "Virtual Home Robot", is a clever new invention coming in December 2017 to Japan. The idea to put a human face on a virtual assistant is an old one, but this is probably the cutest attempt so far. The holographic display shows a cute girl who's artificial intelligence responses and personality are designed to make her more wife-like. A literal waifu bot that reminds you to take an umbrella when it's supposed to rain, who encourages you to come home when staying late at work, and who tries to make the home comfortable through lighting and air conditioning control.
The default character, Azuma Hikari (pictured in the video above), will be available at release. After that, the company plans to implement new characters and personalities to suit any taste. Which brings us to today's announcement.
The Gatebox company has announced a partnership with several Japanese companies with prominent... shall we say, "waifu material." These include Crypton Future Media for their Vocaloid Hatsune Miku character, and Nintendo for their characters Princess Peach, Princess Zelda, Samus Aran, and Krystal!
As soon as photos or videos become available, I'll post them here. Gatebox is available for preorder now. It is a bit pricy at 298,000 yen (about $2,600). However, for Krystal, *I* might even get one... you know... for science!
Happy April Fools Day 2017! I'm glad you guys liked this joke. To be fair, every single thing about this joke is actually true. Gatebox is a real thing. It's really coming out in December. They really are going to have new characters in the future. I just don't know who those characters will be. I doubt it'll be Nintendo characters.