Famitsu.com is reporting on the establishment of a new game company called Too Kyo Games by a “certain well-known game creator.”
Too Kyo Games will host a live stream on September 11 at 19:00 JST where that creator will appear, and details about the company’s establishment, goals, and current project will be revealed. The broadcast will also feature Famitsu editor-in-chief Katsuhiko Hayashi, Too Kyo Games staff, and voice actors. It will be streamed on YouTube and Niconico (the YouTube link will be shared at a later time).
As a countdown to the live stream, Too Kyo Games will be publishing videos of other game creators who know its own noted creator well. The first video features Square Enix’s Yosuke Saito, who says, “Actually, (redacted) asked me for advice about this a while ago, like ‘But wouldn’t this be good? Wouldn’t this be good?’ Since what I told that person then is connected to now, if I can get back like 10 percent or so, it will all be worth it. Please make sure everyone has fun.” Saito seems to be joking about giving this creator advice on starting up a company, and now wants a cut of the profits in return.
The company’s first tweet describes the studio as “Too crazy games, anime, and entertainment, from Tokyo to the world.” The Japanese description of “too crazy” used in the tweet is “狂イ過ギ,” which itself is very eccentric. It is only speculation at this point, but the eccentric wording combined with Yosuke Saito being one of the creators who knows Too Kyo Games’ noted creator well seems to indicate that the company is led by NieR director Yoko Taro. Saito previously worked closely with Taro on NieR: Automata.
Update 09/10/18 at 12:05 a.m.: It appears our initial guess at this being a Yoko Taro company was wrong. Two more creator comment videos have been uploaded, featuring Grasshopper Manufacture’s Suda 51 and Bukkoro’s Yoko Taro.
Update 09/10/18 at 3:05 a.m.: The WHOIS information for TookyoGames.jp is registered under Sound Prestige, which is the company that handled the music for the Danganronpa and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth series.