Replace 7/28/2022 2:45pm: Apparently, Keita Takahashi’s subsequent sport will not be known as Uvula. Uvula as a substitute seems to be the identify of his new studio.
Within the trailer revealed to the Annapurna YouTube web page, the sport is simply known as “???” with the YouTube description together with “Developed by UVULA.”
Does that imply Takahashi’s sport can be about uvulas in any respect? Who is aware of? There IS a uvula within the teaser. However in any other case, it now appears we all know even much less about no matter he is as much as than we did earlier than. Nonetheless seems to be cute although.
Authentic story 7/28/2022:
Throughout right this moment’s Annapurna Interactive Showcase we obtained a short teaser for Takahashi’s subsequent sport. It confirmed a boy in Takahashi’s signature artwork fashion gently loud night breathing away, with the digicam zoomed in shut on his uvula – you realize, the little hangy down factor behind the throat. It slowly zoomed out to his face, and a canine licks the boy’s cheek. That is all!
It is anybody’s guess how that is going to make a sport, but when anybody can do it, it is in all probability Takahashi. All of his previous video games have been extraordinarily quirky and authentic, from Katamari (a sport about rolling each object on earth into a large katamari ball to ship into area and switch right into a star) to Wattam, a sport that inexplicably concerned a variety of poop.
Notably, Wattam was developed by Funomena, which seems to have shut down as of earlier this 12 months following a report from Folks Make Video games alleging that studio head Robin Hunicke had emotionally abused the workers. A later report from Fanbyte said that Takahashi and Hunicke had clashed over the design of Wattam and ultimately bodily barricaded themselves off from each other.
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Annapurna Interactive revealed Wattam, in addition to video games by each Mountains and Fullbright, which have additionally had allegations levvied towards them in the previous couple of years. Annapurna has not commented on the state of affairs at Funomena, and it’s unclear whether or not anybody else from Funomena is concerned in Uvula.
You may get a full rundown of every little thing introduced at right this moment’s Annapurna Interactive showcase in our roundup.
Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You will discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.