Spike Chunsoft is the king of the countdown web site. Overnight, the developer has launched a model new teaser web site which has received followers’ tongues wagging.
This new website is known as ‘Hidden Bats‘, and options 9 CRT TVs stacked, with the center one letting you play a fairly weird video titled ‘Bats489’, which is an unlisted video on the Hidden Bats YouTube channel. Try watching this earlier than you have had your morning espresso!
So, these of you eagerly awaiting AI: The Somnium Files – nirvanA Initiative might need seen a couple of issues. These unusual pictures would possibly look bizarre with out context, however lots of the visuals and pictures from the above video are literally additionally within the game’s announcement trailer. What’s extra, the teaser website that led to the sequel’s announcement options 9 eyes. We anticipate 9 goes to be a key quantity on this follow-up, then.
As nicely as this weird web site, there’s additionally an “official” Hidden Bats Twitter account, with a sole tweet that merely says “48:00:00” and hyperlinks to a different web site referred to as the Sunaiki Foundation. And there’s a lot to gleam from this website, which presumably represents an in-game firm.
On the “News” web page, there are a selection of posts, with one from 1st April saying the appointment of a brand new firm president, Kagura Iwato. Other posts set up the president’s disappearance simply days later and establishing an organization activity power to seek for him.
Then, the highest publish, dated sixth May, particulars two extra lacking individuals with photographs — Aine Ichirai, a high-school scholar, and Binato Tohara, a college scholar. Both college students reside within the Saitama Prefecture.
The “About” web page is a typical firm info web page, detailing in easy phrases what the corporate does, when it was established, and the place it is primarily based. Interestingly, whereas the corporate is predicated in Tokyo, it has a department out in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Clicking the “Patrons” button takes you again right down to the countdown.
This is not the primary time Spike Chunsoft has used elaborate means to advertise its video games or fire up chatter amongst followers, as the corporate did one thing uncommon for the unique AI: The Somnium Files. It opened up a Lemniscate YouTube channel — Lemniscate being an in-game media workplace and expertise company. Many of the movies on this channel characteristic Iris (A-set) in a vlog collection, with 4 completely different story arcs going down. In a few of them, Iris is doing a “Let’s Play”, whereas in others, she immediately discusses the “Cyclops Case”, the principle case within the first game.
Thanks to Greatsong1 for sending us the tips about this web site launch! We’ll be keeping track of it over the weekend to see what different juicy particulars we are able to pull from it.
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