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Hey, it's kinda strange there's no thread for the NEW YUME NIKKI GAME?! (or the Steam release of the original)
Here's a link to the countdown site for the new project:https://promo.kadokawa.co.jp/gamecountdown/
I wonder if that's when the new game release? Or will we just get teased with another trailer or something? Also the name game is being published by Playism, cool! I hope the creator can make some money.
And here is the extended trailer for the new project! Crazy looking stuff, very excited. We're very lucky to get another game after so many years… hopefully this site can continue to live too.https://youtu.be/dc0KzL1LjBg
I guess the new project is called "Yume Nikki: Dream Diary" which is obviously interesting because the subtitle is just the English title. I guess this could be in part to recognize the game's fan-base in English speaking countries, and makes it clear the new title will be marketed to us too.
…You're not Green, right? You kind of write like him.
When do you use it?
I'm honestly nervous about it not being too good. For a "western audience" means it's going to go for what a western audience would want out of Yume Nikki, which probably means jump scares and whatever. I mean sure I'm fairly optimistic and excited but at the same time I feel a little worried about things not going smoothly. If Kikiyama is really on board though things will probably be relatively good, but regardless I'm ready to ride this through with my Yume Nikki-loving friends. The game changed my life and I'm passionate enough to want to ride through any of this shit; it being official is mindblowing and it means a lot of attention is going to be drawn to it, so even if the game is bad it'll probably be a fun ride to scream about with them. If it's just mediocre then hey, I can talk about the pros and cons of the game with people. If it's awesome then fuck yeah, I get to play an awesome Yume Nikki successor.
Regardless of what happens, I'm a huge fan and the lone fact that I get to experience this is pretty far out since I expected this game to just be left alone forever. We're most certainly getting some kind of ride, so here's hoping that whatever it is, it's a fun one.
There is, just go on the thread about the anime poster in Comiket. It's just a continuation of Kadokawa's madness.
Dream Diary: Dream Diary though.
Great post. After the godawful manga I'd be surprised if this next project could be worse, but regardless, the original game stands fine, along with all the stuff it's inspired.
It's a fucking visual novel isn't it?
>I hope the creator can make some money.
I hope the creator is alive.
Reposting the leaked art 1/2>>7312
Judging from these pics it could be, but I really hope it isn't. I don't think they are from the actual game, but just promotional stuff.>>7309
My feeling exactly, good post anon.>If Kikiyama is really on board
Well his copyright is there, but I doubt he is involved or even supervising, but at the very lest he gave permission (unless Kadokawa is lying, but let's not get in to that argument again).
To the Fraudmobile!
That last image isn't very anatomically…acceptable.
Wasn't there a five-armed Monoko?
Could somebody translate this paragraph specifically?
From today onwards the freely distributed game "Yume Nikki" will be turned (under the permission of Kikiyama-shi) into a story made by if I think that's the penname of the writer
. A story of a girl who loses her way inside a world that looks like the inside of a broken TV, where she will face characters she's met in the past. Fans and also people who haven't played "Yume Nikki" will be able to enjoy this game that resembles a VN and will definitely feel touched by the uniqueness of the charming atmosphere of the world of Yume Nikki.
Thanks. Anyway this part>under the permission of Kikiyama-shi
makes me raise my eyebrows a little. Hmmmmmmm, does the shi part have any significance? The game supposedly came out half a year ago, so why hasn't anyone here talked about it?
氏 [Shi] is an honorific, equivalent to -san.
We haven't talked about it because it looks shitty, I suppose. And it wasn't translated as far as I'm aware so I don't even know how you guys would go at playing it.
Wait so if THIS is a VN, what the hell is the big project?
No, it's not the vn, it's a separate, shitty mobile game made by the same company.
>>7330>Fans and also people who haven't played "Yume Nikki" will be able to enjoy this game that resembles a VN and will definitely feel touched by the uniqueness of the charming atmosphere of the world of Yume Nikki.
This part. It implies the mobile-game is something like a VN. Why would they hype up the big project if it's just like this one?
WOW that sounds awful. Why not port the actual game to the app store or something?
>>7326>game that resembles a VN
I think this + the style of the comiket posters is making me imagine a 2D, surreal Night In The Woods or Fran Bow style exploration game, with VN-esque pop-up character interactions (a bit like persona in that last regard, i guess).
honestly, i'm pretty okay with this. I feel like kadokawa/pretty much any studio would struggle to capture the unique feel of a traditional rpg maker yume nikki game, so approaching it from another perspective means it isn't trying to copy/replace something it can't be. also, if it turns out to be a horrible pile of shit, it's distanced itself enough from the original that it can be written off without affecting anything too much.
as with most things, i think it's hard to say how it'll turn out at this point & depends on the people making it themselves (there are loads of ways they could potentially screw it up; imagine a talking madotsuki), but i can imagine yn working with that kind of genre if it's handled properly. cautiously hopeful.
>>7335>imagine a talking madotsuki
Oh we got that, the manga. What a pile of shit. They couldn't have picked a better artist for a Yume Nikki manga though, so what a shame Tomizawa had to be saddled with that ridiculous writer.
I think a talking Madotsuki can be done right, and I think the manga didn't pull it off too terribly. Rather, the actual pacing and writing of the manga was what made it terrible. The art was good and I enjoyed a few little bits of it but man it was just honestly kind of a mess; I've legit read fanfictions that were more competent and exciting than that manga.
Talking is not for Madotsuki. I wish they just let yume nikki sleep peacefully i still feel bad when i think about the manga.
You are probably thinking about the mobile game>>7328>>7327>>7322
It is indeed shit. I read it. It's a fan theory (and an average one at best) written in an narrative way. Basically, Mado finds a few characters, and she thinks about who they are (Monoko was a childhood friend that was run over by a car, Monoe was the sister of Monoko, that always blamed Monoe, Masada was some family counselor that tried to help her with the trauma and she fell in love with, Poniko is Masada's lover and a bitch that for some unexplained reason ripped her heart appart in the most cruel way possible). If it was a post here, I would maybe think it's interesting, but as a VN it's really lacking.
No one is being fair with the manga, actually. The first few chapters were kind of all right, they were just presenting the setting, but everyone and their mother kept complaining about silly things, before seeing where it went. Then, it got a hiatus, and next chapter changed the pace drastically (it was the Poniko chapter). It was clearly axed. Of course it ended up being a mess. And it's a real shame because precisely, the Poniko chapter showed how much potential there was in the exploration part, with the art being so good. But we didn't get to see any of it.
>>7345>always blamed Monoe
Obviously, Monoe always blamed Mado. Not sure how I messed that up.
Oh, neat, I missed that one.
You must have read a different manga, I remember how Mars-San turned into some fucking alarm and Masada was an evil mastermind? Unique interpretations are one thing but this was just batshit in the bad way.
That was after the change of pace. Of course it's messy if you want to cramp everything into just one volume. You keep judging the manga for what it ended up being after everyone made it become what it is. The manga is all right until Uboa shows up. Then it falls apart (the pace is bad, the explanations are lacking, the other characters just make a one panel appearance even though there was something clearly thought for them, etc.). And that's the exact moment they decided to cancel it. That's why I say people were not fair to the manga.
I actually kind of liked how Masada was handled. I didn't see him as evil, just kind of as some strange guardian and mender of the dreamworld. Mars wasn't that bad. I don't mind it being batshit because unique interpretations are always fun, and Yume Nikki is basically a haven for that sort of thing. Shame what happened to the manga as I think good things could've been done with it, but even then I just feel like the good stuff was far and few between and even the first few parts were kind of average.
Not always anon, not always.
Anyways, the thread is getting a little off-topic; so what did everybody think about the trailer? I don't believe it's been touched on much in this thread.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc0KzL1LjBg
So? What do you think? The voice acting is putting me a little on edge and it's kind of hard to see anything much from the trailer since it's just kind of a psychedelic mess, but at the same time I feel like it conveys a nice sense of what the atmosphere is going to be like. That ending scene with the moon and the droning music is probably my favorite, and honestly feels like it could've been an amazing location in a YN fangame of sorts, or even YN itself. Kind of reminds me of the Puddle World a little bit, actually.
That's still arguably fun, on a staring a trainwreck kind of way.
What worries me about this PV is that it looks like they are trying to go with the creepy/scary/jumpscare/horror style, instead of the surreal and unsettling style of Yume nikki. Yume nikki was never about those things.
The OST Sounds good tho. The music at the beginning makes me hope for NASU 2.
But anyway, this trailer didn't show shit of the actual game, and at this point it's best to wait these 9 days and see what the game looks like.
I hope it's not Visual Novel, I would take a remake over a Visual Novel.
Yeah I'm worried about this as well. It looks like it might be trying too hard to go down that direction and that makes me a little disappointed if that's the case, but it really is best to just wait and find out. That girl in that black image kind of reminds me of Monoe or something but the tone of it just looks like it might be trying a little too hard. I hope I'm proven wrong. The NASU opening made me really happy and I enjoyed it a lot, but otherwise I'm not sure what to say about the rest of the trailer. Once again I'll say that the voice acting felt a little forced and unnecessary, and I think they should just stick to electronic noises or whatever for the characters in the game; they're a lot more unique and charming.
So much this. I want it to be good, but it's not giving me any good feeling.
It sounds good, it looks good, but the way the present everything feels so off. It's as if it wants you to be on tension the whole time, while the game was pretty relaxed most of the time… and let's forget about the voice acting.
I think more people in this fandom need to watch benibame's videos (or even gobou's), to get rid of that image that Yume Nikki is some kind of terror game.
It's going to be like Corpse Party because western audiences love Corpse Party and it makes the best use of the high-res portraits while still retaining the topdown exploration gameplay.
I hate it already. The portraits substract from the abstractness of the game, it's like nobody understood what made this game so good in the first place. Fuck my life.
Y'know, personally I never really got the appeal of Corpse Party. It's the absolute most generic J-horror game I've ever seen. It's like a bad Blair Witch ripoff in a spOoOoOoOoky school where a loli ghost girl tries to brutally kill everyone for absolutely no good reason whatsoever. It's only good for gurofags to jack off to.
What warrants it's 50+ spinoffs that try to add more lore to a plot that doesn't really have room for worldbuilding in the first place? And beyond that, all of it's spinoffs introduce five new characters in each new game who will just be killed in the first 10 minutes. Will they just finish Dead Patient already? That at least has some potential.
I wasn't impressed by it either, anon
Every time I see it mentioned or praised I can't help but feel like I'm missing something
I've seen people being wrong before, but wow, anon, you are on a whole new level.
People like Corpse Party because they like the characters. Thee`y get attached to them, and want to save them, even if they know there's no hope. So they keep playing. While there's bound to be some people in it for the gore, it's just like the people that are into YN because of the horror. Of course, the simple gameplay and exploration elements were important, not to talk about the music and voice acting.
Now, there are not that many spinoffs. There's Cemetery, a novel that follows Naho and her paranormal adventures (2nd volume never released, and Naho is fucking dead now anyway), there's Dead Patient, that at this rate will never be finished, and a manga called Another Child. Everything else follows the main timeline (Blood Covered, Book of Shadows, 2U and Blood Drive), with a few short stories here and there. One could even argue that Dead Patient is a sequel to BD, but since there's not really much connecting them so far, I guess it's fine to say it's a spinoff.
No, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it's amazing or anything. But it's still good.
What are some of those yn fanfictions which are actually good? I've read very few fanfics for anything but I'd make an exception to that for something good and yn related.
>7 days remain
Fuck I still remember listening to Madotsuki in Wonderland from 24 Effects and seeing the countdown timer for the first time. The music and timer synced up so perfectly in tone and it just created this chilling experience of "holy fuck I can't believe Yume Nikki is getting something new what the shit". Of course I winded down and realized the reality of the situation, but it was only a damn week ago since this whole train started. I still hold the sentiment from my original post about me just being happy to have something new to react to with other Yume Nikki lovers, but it's just like, shit, the weight of this is stunning.
I'm still sort of in disbelief of the whole thing. I'm obviously looking forward to whatever comes of it, but manic 'omgomgomg' sort of high hasn't hit me yet.
Personally, while I don't want the new project to be a modern horror jumpscare fest, or, horror at all, for that matter, I'd rather they resort to that than fail for not being able to capture the magic of the original. Whatever it is, it's clearly marketed towards fans (even if it's a little misguided) so I'm not gonna worry about it, if it's good, great, if it's bad, we can forget about it, nothing's lost.
It's already the 18th and no concept or character art to be seen in the website.
lol sent out a tweet with a pic of an updated countdown not too long ago: https://twitter.com/lol_rust/status/953882480288788480
Is anyone having any luck seeing this? No one else seems to be seeing it.
The image was only viewable for a few seconds. There'll be a new one tomorrow, probably the same time?
2018-01-19T00:00:00+09:00 to be exact.
See the filename of these pic>>7315>>7316
They should appear each one for a small time period each day, Monoe should be next.
One of the devs for the steam release stated that they worked with kikiyama for its release. Chances are pretty good they're involved with the new project then. In a perfect world, kimiyama is making everything themself and Kadokawa is just marketing and publishing but any way it goes SIX DAYS LEFT
Yeah I know kiki too, slept with my sister once. Bloody slut.
Also, here's the code for the images that appear once in a while, which have the exact dates and times (as pointed out by >>7403
So every day up until the 23rd, between midnight and 9 AM? Or between midnight and 12:09 AM?
What about time zones? Are we basing it off of japan standard time or is it calculated individually?
I'm pretty sure it's 00:00 GTM+9, or midnight in Japan, if you prefer. We should try to confirm how long they last though, that java shit is a bit confusing at first glance and I'm not on my computer.
>>7406>One of the devs for the steam release stated that they worked with kikiyama for its release. Chances are pretty good they're involved with the new project then.
How does that correlate?
Because it seems like a pretty logical assumption that the steam release was done to help stir up interest/coincide with the new project.
And if Kikiyama is still involved with he original, it seems like they'd be involved in a new official product, seeing as they're the creator. Not that they are, just that it doesn't seem like a big leap of logic to me.
Hey guys what if Kiki just worked at kadokawa all this time on other stuff? People in Japan have lives too.
So he had a game that was extremely popular ten years ago and he decided to submit it to his boss just now so they can milk the dead cow?
>5 days left
What the fuck do you think we're in for guys? This period of "waiting for the countdown to reveal something more" can't last forever. It's gonna all be over soon and we're not gonna be able to talk about it and savor the worry and possible hype forever. Not that it's particularly amazing, it's just that I'm kind of devoted to this game so having a new official game come out is kind of mindblowing, even if it has a fair chance of being bad.
Five Nights at Kyuu Kyuu's
No but seriously, it could be anything. The "trailer"s seem to be alluding to something more sinister though. It doesn't have much of the brighter aspects of Yume Nikki though.
If he wasn't very high in the ranks he probably couldn't suggest it at all.
Maybe he also lost interest, or just didn't want to give them rights for it.
Business isn't as simple as you think, and maybe this game doesn't matter as much to him as it does to you
Yeah the trailer seemed like it might've been trying too hard. I hope it's still nice and comfy though.
20 bucks to it being a gacha game.
That'd be hilarious, although a bit disappointing.
I've still got five hours left before it pops up for me
Wait Wait Wait. Why hasn't anybody just hacked Kikiyama's email?? Perhaps more knowledge on Kikiyama could be found if we just hacked it! So, why don't we just find and or acquire someone who can hack his email??
"Hi, this is not a bug, but are you able to confirm Kikiyama's consent and participation in this porting of Yume Nikki?"
"Yes, we have worked with Kikiyama to bring Yume Nikki to Steam."
Sadly, my stay at Uboachan just made me too sceptical to believe this.
But it would be awesome as hell if it's true.
I really want to believe that, but the fact that I don't is just another reason why I don't think the new project will be good
I'm glad to know we help.
Sounds like a problem on your end.
Yeah, figured. I don't know what the issue is, but oh well.
Thanks for posting the screenshot, though. I won't have to worry about it
Yeah. At this point, the real kikiyama could actually show up in person and we wouldn't even believe them.
Hi, it's me. I'm Kikiyama. This romhack is a scam from the russia government. I do not approve. Good day
I like the visuals but definitely agree. The sound effects and noise within the video really is trying its damn hardest to be unsettling and missing the point of what made yume nikki unsettling in the first place. the music is at least nice though, but my expectations for this is low, especially with the kadokawa name attached.
also how did they even contact kikiyama if anon from both eng and jap chans have been trying for years without success? sounds a bit sketchy, given the reticent nature of the creator.
I asked myself something akin to that as well, how's the other side of the jap community taking it? (outside of twitter, pixiv, blogs, basically something that's not surface level)
I don't browse the chans because i don't know moon that well but i'm interested to hear if anything new has popped up
Reminder that new artwork KyuuKyuu-kun is for hugging.
Honestly I really hope it's an anime because that's the one field YN hasn't crossed over into yet. A series of silent atmospheric shorts would be ideal.
Oh right. Well maybe in the future then.
>>7468>VNs are "games"
Also did anybody see and save what last night's image was?
read the thread next time>>7453
Damn, missed that one by seven minutes. I was hoping I was gonna be able to get to see one but I guess it's over now. Ah well. Gonna try and be around for when the countdown timer hits zero. Should be fun, for better or worse.
AHHHHH 3D YUME NIKKI HOLY FUCK
I says here that Kikiyama is fully supervising the project.
Release date: February 23, 2018 (Friday)
Price: 1,980 yen (tax included)
Language: Japanese · English · Chinese (Simplified / Traditional Chinese) · Korean · French · Italian · German · Spanish · Russian
Only available in digital donwload
From the pictures it looks like a remake, maybe with new stuff.
It actually looks neat.
Anything on System Specs? I hope this can run on a toaster.
Mystery solved or is this a Google Translate goof?
Nope, this looks like leaked stuff, for more we have to wait 18 hours.
I don't think it will be too much demanding.>tfw played the original on a shitty laptop>tfw gonna enjoy this in beautiful 4k 60fps on a 55' tv>in just a month
Hyped as fuck here
>>7481>I says here that Kikiyama is fully supervising the project.
Every time that is said outside of his website this loses credibility.
Okay but what about this? >>7485
Could this be actual new art from Kikiyama? I'm not sure if it is or maybe one of the Sewer Murals.
Nevermind, I just checked, this isn't from the Sewers.
Why doesn't the twitter page and the website link work?
As mentioned above in another post, this is Kikiyama-shi, and it is akin to saying Kikiyama-sensei. It's a genderless honorific. It's usually used as a sign of respect towards creators (artists, composers, etc.).
You mean, this?http://yume-nikki.com/https://twitter.com/k_yumenikki
Because obviously it hasn't been officially announced yet. We need to wait those few hours left.
>Being this stupid
There are still 15 hours left.
Oh hey, the logo appears for a couple seconds everytime I refresh the page
>>7485>a dripping penis>a woman with spread legs>anal
Real subtle guys.
Remember when "Mado was raped" was just a theory? Seems like they're trying to canonize it.
Yeah, the logo is now displayed.
10 hours to go.
Since the release is in a month I hope for a gameplay trailer.
If the worst happens I'm going to weather the storm with the rest of my friends who loved the original game. The chill fans will always exist; they might be scattered but they'll always be around. Yume Nikki to me is an experience, and I consider interacting with the fans and experiencing the culture to be part of the experience, too.
I always felt like YN was a little uncomfortably subtly sexual anyways. I think the design is pretty Yume Nikki; it just feels like a new take on the style and it's kind of cool to see.
Gentle plead to have someone take a screenshot or be recording when the timer reaches zero in case something crazy happens, for those who won't be able to attend it live. Thank you
By the way, midnight here for the last time, they just repeated the last pic.
Going to sleep now, since I have to wake up at 6:40 to be there when it reaches zero.
Only 7 hours to go.
oh my god
I like this premise a lot, but is anyone else really worried by the game's graphical quality?
Those pics of the inside of Madotsuki's room look worse than most PS2 games. That's like, some Unity asset flip shit.
It really doesn't look good at all artistically/graphically.
I really hope those are either old as hell screenshots or just mock-ups or cheapo renders or something.
whatever it is, I hope all the Paracas mythology themes stay intact or at very least the aesthetic
it looks okay I just hope I can run it on my potato
2 more hours dudes
I know right? It feels like only two weeks ago when the counter was at 14 days remaining. Crazy shit.>>7832
I loved that part of the original Yume Nikki aesthetic. It'd be great to see it come back.
That depends, is it a Japanese potato?
It feels like it was two weeks ago because 14 days is practically 2 weeks ago.
Anyway, 2:40 hours go. Can't wait to read all the complains and claims that this the biggest shit since the manga.
It's not that I can't wait to, it's just that I'm happy to experience, with everyone else, whatever ride we get. It's kind of big to have something new to flip shit about in YN so it should be pretty fun.
Shame that the speculation and tension is coming to an end, but yeah shit's going to go down soon and I'm excited for that. I saved a bottle of cream soda for this moment and I'm gonna crack it open to celebrate or just have a drink to Yume Nikki and us in general.
the countdown ends at midnight for me exactly
i'm in central time
I am very homosexual for Yume and his Nikki
Despite how much of a shitshow this whole countdown deal has been, it's been really fun sharing it with you guys.
Damn son. I'm EST so I get it at 1 AM.
Do you think Nikki is going to figure out xis gender identity in this one?
The original was really vague and I hope this game has answers.
I know we're all very excited but lets try and keep the shitposting down a little, as fun as it may be.
I haven't been on this site in years but it's heartwarming to come back to join you all in collectively losing our shit over this
GET HYPE BOYS, GIRLS, AND ASSORTED ELDRITCH HORROR BLOBS
please clue me in on this 'madot is trans' meme
11 minutes you mean.
It is, isn't it? Welcome back home motherfucker. The ride's just about to start and we might get mediocrity but we also might get something good. Here's to us chilling out for many more years and having god damn kickass times together and enjoying what Yume Nikki has to offer.
Really old theory that got taken over by shitposters and tumblr.
wow this thread has gotten even more active oof
Hmm, I'm still a little skeptical…
maaan I am so happy to be back in here.
Just when something new comes out c:
I was so active back then (even made an banner for this site)
Let us all hope that there will be something really good after the countdown c:!!
monoko really activates my almonds if you know what i mean
before the countdown ends what are you favorite areas of the original game? i like the torinigen party
I really liked the boss fight with The End
Sky Garden, without a single doubt.
Every time I refresh the page it resets to 33 minutes and 5 seconds and counts down from there.
2 minutes!!! excited
holy shit i hope its a new game
BRACE FOR IMPACT
It's sitting at 0 seconds for me.
are you serious? nothing happened
Oh boy, here we go.
>>YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- was created under supervision and with the full cooperation from the original creator, Kikiyama themselves.
kikiyama confirmed not dead
The only thing that can confirm his life is an update to his site. His site has not been updated.
I'll believe it when kikiyama's website is updated…
The new game looks like shit.
i'm staying optimistic, maybe the screenshots are before the game is finalized
From where did you get that picture?
And people have already asked the publishers on Steam to ask Kikiyama if they could update their site.
it actually looks really good.
I was looking forward a 3d yume nikki
site link posted here
> 4 weeks
I really like this image. It gives me some hope for the project.>>8013>>8014>>8016
While you can be as skeptic as you want, this time they are not only saying that they have Kiki's permission, but that they have their designs for different creatures like >>7485>>8021
It's in http://yume-nikki.com/#p6
Watching numbers flow was fun at least…
Yall check http://yume-nikki.com/#p1
we getting a new game bois
"YUMENIKKI -DREAM DIARY- was created under supervision and with the full cooperation from the original creator, Kikiyama themselves. We hope it will help to create a whole new wave of fans, as well as push the envelope in terms of what RPG Maker games can become. - http://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791461390040#announcements/detail/1665638172193352604
>This diverging follow-up combines influences from the original game and other recent indie juggernauts to create something wholly unique.
YN x Undertale confirmed
Pack up boys.
locked official twitter account :) :) :) :)
it's true kikiyama is madotsuki's father
I really enjoyed Kikiyama's seminal release
If you enjoyed Kikiyama's seminal release you got good taste
I loved playing around in Kikiyama's seminal release
I loved playing with Kikiyama's seminal release
I waited so long and hard for Kikiyama's seminal release
Kikiyama's seminal release was so refined and beautiful
omg I love kikiyimmys seminal release