CyberConnect2, the acclaimed Japanese powerhouse, has launched an all-new 25th anniversary website and online store. The video game studio is best known for its work on the .hack series and the Naruto franchise and is currently working on the next one. Demon Slayer game. To celebrate 25 years of success in the video game industry, Company CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama appeared in a video and announced a series of announcements, with more to come throughout the year. This is what was announced in the video and rounded by, Gematsu.
“Hello everyone! I am the representative director of CyberConnect2, Hiroshi Matsuyama! Today, February 16th, marks our 25th anniversary! Of course, this is our hard work of the past 25 years. I want to thank everyone with whom we’ve worked in the industry, and most importantly, thanks to the many games we’ve worked on and the fans who loved them. Thank you very much!
“Seriously! 25 years! 25 years ago, I was only a 25 year old myself. We started with only 10 people, all of the same age. And now we have 3 studios, in Fukuoka , Tokyo and Montreal. Including the new hires, we now have a total of 280 employees. We do various kinds of large-scale jobs. Really, every day is a happy day.
“So we would like to do various things to express our gratitude for our 25th anniversary. Throughout the year of our 25th anniversary, we would like to post various information and of course games as well. But also manga and other things besides. We hope you can enjoy and celebrate this 25th anniversary milestone with us! We will relay our feelings of gratitude to all and will also have information broadcasts,
“For everyone watching this video today, I would like to announce four major topics.”
Topic 1: Illustrations and congratulatory messages
“First of all, subject 1: on our special CyberConnect2 25th Anniversary Website, we would like to display your illustrations and congratulatory messages. Of course, that includes the fans, but also members of the industry: manga artists, animators, and other game makers like us. There are a lot of people who draw. It doesn’t matter if it’s black and white or color, and if you can’t draw, you can write a message. We’re going to take it and put it all together, and put it on the site, but that leads to the next topic. “
Topic 2: New Song from LieN
“Theme 2! CyberConnect2 has been the product for over 10 years: The music unit Privilege. All releases went through Bandai Namco Entertainment. It’s the unity that made the main themes of things like the .hack series. But this time, I’m thinking of doing a new song this year to commemorate CyberConnect2’s 25th anniversary. When done, using the submitted posts and artwork that I mentioned in topic 1, we would like to use and edit them into some kind of music video to share with you. Although these first two topics are a bit related, we would be very grateful if you could send us a message or an illustration.
“There is one more thing I would like to say about LieN. The situation with the pandemic is still ongoing, but we are currently making arrangements to at least have a LieN concert online. We’ll be announcing more on this when the time comes, so look forward to it! “
Subject 3: CyberConnect2 official online store
“Regarding theme 3, CyberConnect2 has just opened its official online store. This store offers products and books not only for Japan, but also internationally! We designed this site so that international fans can place orders as well. Just like this video is in Japanese with English subtitles. Anyone who purchases CyberConnect2 merchandise from the site, we would like to give you a special postcard that will change every month during the anniversary year. Starting this month, we would like to include a set of three postcards with the orders. Numbers may run out, so they will be on a first come, first serve basis, but the items are cheap and we will continue to produce them throughout the year. In addition to this great deal, we will include 25th anniversary postcards, if you want it would be great if you could buy from our online store. There are a lot of them on the site, so take a look! “
Theme 4: Congratulatory gifts
“And finally, theme 4! It’s usually an internal topic among companies, but five years ago when CyberConnect2 celebrated its 20th anniversary – I’m now in the Tokyo studio, but the Tokyo, Fukuoka, and Montreal studio had yet to be done. , we both studios in Fukuoka and Tokyo – but together I’m so grateful, but we got a LOT of flower arrangements, mostly orchids, so thank you very much for sending them. We still take care of many plants here and in the Fukuoka studio, but in fact I would like you to imagine.
“It is thanks to everyone that we have reached our 25th anniversary. We have worked for many people so far. So we get a lot of flowers from all of these people. In fact, we get something every day. Not just today, February 16, but the next day, and the next day, and the next day for about a week or more, we get a hundred arrangements. If that happens, uh … we enjoy the feeling, but our office staff get flowers all day, morning to night. When the bell rings, they answer and the florist says, “Where do I put them? Our entrance is not that big, so it quickly fills the halls and even the development room. It’s like an entire place turns into a florist and our office staff is literally covered in pollen. But they give off such a beautiful scent, it’s almost like a really good scent filling the rooms, but it’s a tough environment to work in, right? I will talk more about this before, but this time we would like to decline flower arrangements. We would be grateful if you could refrain from sending flowers.
“Instead, we created our wish list for this purpose. As game developers, at CyberConnect2, we continue to do our best more than ever. In addition, we always budget our capital investments every year. If we could add a little something, like upgrading tools just enough that things don’t change much, or things to make day-to-day work easier. When we only thought of making the time spent in the office a little more comfortable for the staff. Everyone thought very hard and we ended up making a long list. The items listed are seriously all over the place, some little things that people care about, or just worth 500 yen. We also put heavy items on the list, like ten thousand yen monitors and the like. Of course, we would appreciate anything.
“So if you’re thinking, ‘Oh, it’s CyberConnect2’s 25th anniversary. Go send them flowers! Maybe people get instructions from their boss to do it, but we thank everyone for watching this video and hope you can share it too! “In fact, CyberConnect2 said they would prefer that to flowers. In fact, there are a lot of things that are cheaper than flowers. I’m so sorry for the hassle, but it’s okay if you randomly pick something from the list. If you want, it would really help us if you send gifts this way. We’re going to open the wishlist to the public, so even fans can use it. Don’t hesitate to send something that’s on the list inexpensively. Something like that would make the staff happy. Of course, there is no obligation, so take a look if you want to. We would be very grateful if you could support us in this way.
“So in this video today, we discussed these four topics. We are gradually developing the special Anniversary site for this year. We are preparing a lot for this, so we will make more announcements in due course. This 25th anniversary of CyberConnect2 is truly thanks to you. So, we hope you have fun with us and can connect even a little online during this pandemic. I hope this will be a special year, and beware of any additional announcements. We will post more information in the future.
“As a first step, I wanted to talk about these four topics. Once again, I would love to start this special year here! It’s the official start of CyberConnect2’s 25th anniversary! All thanks to you! We will continue to do our best to create various works with all of our being! Thank you very much for your support.
“It was Hiroshi Matsuyama from CyberConnect2!”
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