Ryukishi07 (Seventh Expansion), the creator of the Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Higurashi no Naku Koroni dōjin (self-published) murder mystery software, announced on Friday that production on a tentatively titled Ōgon Musōkyoku 2 game has been green-lit. The first Ōgon Musōkyoku spinoff game put the characters of Umineko no Naku Koro ni in a fighting game setting; the personal computer game debuted at the Comic Market 79 event in Tokyo last December. Ryukishi07 added that the second game will likely be offered at this year's "Summer Comic Market or Winter Comic Market … I'm leaning towards the latter (sweatdrop)."
Even though work has already begun on the Ōgon Musōkyoku sequel, Ryukishi07 said that he would have the results of a recent character popularity poll in mind when deciding on which new characters to put in the sequel. Also, in response to female customer feedback, he is thinking of adding a new easy mode that might, for example, allow for one-button special moves.
Videos of the first Ōgon Musōkyoku's opening sequence and gameplay appear below:
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