New Hayarigami Project's Teaser Site Stays Up After April 1

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Site for NIS horror game franchise's new project is gradually getting creepier

Nippon Ichi Software's website for a new Hayarigami project stayed online, one week after it launched on April 1. (That day was not only April Fool's Day, but also the start of the fiscal year for many Japanese companies.)

The horror adventure game franchise opened a pink teaser website that announced that "production on a new Hayarigami has been green-lit." However, since April 1, the site has been slowly darkening and changing to a creepier image as time passes. The cute mascot character's eyes have been blacked out, the pink background has been darkened and smudged, and bullet holes have been added to the image.

The first Hayarigami game was released in Japan in 2004, followed by Hayarigami 2 and Hayarigami 3 for PlayStation 2. The games have been ported onto multiple platforms since its release.

NIS had announced plans for a live-action film in 2012, but then announced that the project had been indefinitely postponed since its partner Music Cinemas Japan filed for bankruptcy.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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