Gatebox Virtual Assistant Announces Nintendo Characters
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!
The announcement was made via a partnership video on Nintendo of Japan's YouTube channel.
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.
Nice try, Mr. K! :D That’s actually a very creative idea, though. Nintendo should really consider It. Wouldn’t It be nice to have Krystal talking to you with her cute british (cerinian) accent all day long? ;)
I figured it was a joke considering today’s date! XD But wouldn’t it be so cool if that actually happened?? :O
Been looking forward to this. :)
I’ll admit, you ALMOST had me fooled today. Almost. But real talk, this invention actually looks really cool.
Was just about to type “WOOOOOOH!” here just now. Hahahahaha. Nice try Mr.K. You won’t get me this time.
You need to work on your pranks somemore. I kind of knew it was a prank from reading the part “and Krystal!!” You always emphasize Krystal in all your pranks which makes it very predictable.
Hey, this would make a comeback for Krystal! And it won’t fool me!
you’ll have to get up pretty early in the morning to fool me with that old trick vertical assistent? Nintendo characters japans bearly mastered the hologram enough to make something like this.
Nice try mr K but I’m on to you this time.
by the way gate box is a 3d printer not projecter I studied those when I got mine.
Ok, is it just me or is this a joke? The invention is really cool and all, but what I mean is switching characters for the gate box.
nice april fool try. this seem very far fetch.
wish I can afford it. =/
Yeah, the Krystal bit is a joke, but the first thing I thought about when I saw Gatebox was, “Yeah, people are totally going to mod that thing.” So, we might get Krystal anyway XD
This reminds me of that one diversion in Mass Effect 2 where Sheppard finds out someone’s created and sold a pirate Virtual Assistant of him/herself.
Everything was so believable until you mentioned the K-word. But, is a cool concept if it actually happens. Also as Arecaidian Fox said, we might get some mods in the future and get whoever character we want!
So instead of falling for Mr K’s prank I fell for the guardian key prank instead so much for prank free this yeah CURSE YOU GAMESPOT!