There has been some chatter around the internet regarding a possible sequel to Moon. This may be pure teasing from Kenichi Nishi whose Twitter page has been filled with references under a “#moon2” tag. If this piece of rumor is indeed true, then we are in the presence of a monumental announcement as Moon is one of the most celebrated cult games of all time and no doubt a unique and visionary creation as I’ve described some years ago in a Love.de.Lic article I wrote for Hardcoregaming101. I had read some of Nishi’s remarks on his twitter page although the hope of a sequel gained new strength today, as the rumor has been officially covered by some of the great game websites in Japan like 4Gamer.
UPDATE: Hirofumi Taniguchi, one of the composers for the original Moon game, as well as Chibi-Robo! or UFO: A Day in the Life, has told me that he believes that Kenichi Nishi is, at this point, interested in gathering feedback from the public regarding the possibility of a Moon sequel; no specific details having been decided by now, namely his eventual participation in creating the soundtrack. It is, then, possible that Nishi is only interested in assessing exactly how desired a sequel to Moon really is: judging by a few forum comments and blog entries (take a look at Ashley Day’s LovedelicLife) the announcement got some attention from those who still follow closely the work of ex-Love.de.Lic members - this on the same day as Yoshiro Kimura joined Grasshopper, speaking of other relevant news from the last hours.
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