Ahead of the Western release of Anonymous;Code, we had the opportunity to interview the creator of the Science Adventure franchise, Chiyomaru Shikura, about the mystery adventure visual novel and the series as a whole.
In one such question concerning the latter, we asked about the possibility of bringing together the Science Adventure casts in a crossover experience. Interestingly, Shikura seems more than excited by the prospect, even teasing that “it might be best to do so in 2026.” Why that date? We don’t know, but Shikura said there’s a “deep meaning behind that timing.”
He went on to say that the protagonists of the series are largely unknown in their world but are heroes to us, the players. Further, Shikura is a big fan of the Avengers, so maybe that gives us some vague idea of what to expect from this ambitious title.
You can view the relevant question and answer below:
Orpheus Joshua: Have you considered bringing the casts of the many Science Adventure games in a more direct, perhaps non-canon, crossover experience? With so many strong character choices, it seems like a fun game, though understandably overwhelming.
Chiyomaru Shikura: The protagonists in my stories are limited to powers that go unnoticed by the vast majority of the people on Earth, not some grand magic that wows everyone who sees it. That’s why they can never become world-renown heroes. It’s enough that they’re heroes to those who’ve played our games. This is perhaps inevitable, as my stories are deeply rooted in science.
To the fans of our series, however, the protagonists undoubtedly possess special powers. If we’re to bring such individuals together…it might be best to do so in 2026 A.D. There’s actually a deep meaning behind that timing, but it’ll remain a secret…until the day the title is released. Just so you know, I’m a big fan of the Avengers.
Anonymous;Code will launch in the West on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on September 8, 2023.
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