Japanese media company Sankei Digital has announced the establishment of HYPER REAL, an independent games publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, dedicated to showcasing “edgy and unique titles” from Japan and Asia.
The publisher’s core values are as follows:
From Japan to the world. A new game label that goes beyond “play” with cross-culture. HYPER REAL expands video games’ possibilities in reality.
- Revolutionary – Games that overturn existing concepts.
- Extreme – Games with extraordinary passions.
- Aesthetic – Games that are unique and highly artistic.
- Leading – Games that are progressive and innovative.
HYPER REAL also announced the first three titles it plans to publish, which it will showcase at BitSummit Let’s Go!! from July 14 to 16.
The full list of titles is as follows:
“The end of all worlds is coming soon.” In a classroom bathed in the setting sun, a girl declares that the world is nearing its end. The only means of survival is to destroy the “undying worlds” that exist in parallel to this world. Two girls fight for their own existence in a world on the brink of destruction. A loop-based action–adventure in which the player’s actions determine everything.
A Japanese horror novel adventure set in 1999 Japan. The protagonist becomes involved with the enigmatic organization “Aojuji Hospital” after certain incidents and encounters gruesome events caused by anomalies. Anxieties overflowing from a hell kiln, incidents caused by urban legends, folklore and blood curses—investigate the bodies of the incidents through “anatomy” and uncover the truth!
A surreal and psychedelic visual novel set in the world of a monster-raising RPG. Grappling with their ability to perceive reality through an RPG lens, Mash, the protagonist, navigates their way to a job interview for the enigmatic title of “Dome-King.” Dome-King Cabbage is a vibrant collection of psychedelic visuals, warbled beats, and colorful stories that connect in a harmonious way because of this singular vision.