If you're a fan of modern visual novels, you're probably familiar with titles like Danganronpa and the Zero Escape series. Well, in a very Avengers-like move the respective writers of each series have teamed up to start a new studio called Too Kyo Games, and they've revealed their four new projects.
Danganronpa designer and writer Kazutaka Kodaka and Zero Escape series writer Kotaro Uchikoshi unite for Too Kyo Games. The company announced itself via a YouTube video and Famitsu reveal, and will be working on creating exciting fiction and narrative-focused IPs.
Of the four projects announced, the first is an untitled joint game between Kodaka and Uchikoshi. The art is being handled by Danganronpa artist Rui Komatsuzaki, making this an all-star collaboration. The tagline says the game is a meeting of "'Limit' x 'Despair.'"
The three are also seemingly working on an anime inspired by 90s action films like "Pulp Fiction" and "The Professional." The anime is in partnership with Studio Pierrot and features the tagline, "Everyone is a Villain."
The third project is a video game described as a "Children's Death Game, By Children, for Children," and is apparently an action-adventure title written by Uchikoshi with Kodaka serving as a general manager.
Lastly there is a collaboration between Spike Chunsoft and Too Kyo Games billed as a "Dark Fantasy-esque Mystery." Danganronpa artist Komatsuzaki will serve as character designer on this mysterious project.
All-in-all this is a pretty exciting development. While I'm more of a Zero Escape fan than Danganronpa fan, both games are some of the best modern examples of visual novels and their popularity in the west speaks volumes. Too Kyo Games already has an official website you can check out.