Nippon Ichi Software may be teasing a new development in the Fuuraiki series.
The company’s official Twitter account published a tweet containing the following text and image: “So I received this picture from director [Tatsuya] Shiina…”
The image is reminiscent of Fuuraiki, Nippon Ichi Software’s travel-themed romance visual novel series. However, Fuuraiki is not just a mere visual novel—touring around the various spots of the game’s setting is one of the series’ main appeals. It is these settings where the player’s encounters with locals and love interests unfold. The series also has many tragic love endings.
Famitsu speculated whether this tweet could mean a new development in the Fuuraiki series, such as a new entry, port, or remaster.
When contacted by the outlet, a Nippon Ichi Software representative said, “We cannot say anything at the moment, but please stay tuned.”
The Fuuraiki series consists of three titles. The original Fuuraiki launched for PlayStation in January 2001 and was ported to PlayStation 2 in September 2006. Fuuraiki 2 launched for PlayStation 2 in November 2005. And Fuuraiki 3 launched for PC in May 2013, followed by PS Vita in February 2019 with additional content. Tatsuya Shiina, who is mentioned in the teaser tweet, was the director of Fuuraiki 3.