Dusk Golem wrote:
For those who don't know what Yume Nikki is, you can read up about it here.
Yume Nikki was originally released in 2005, with the newest version (version 0.10) released in late 2007. The developer, Kikiyama, has stated that one day they would like to finally make version 0.11 with a huge update, but that wouldn't be for some time.
In 2011, the company Surfers' Paradise was licensed to make Yume Nikki merchandise in Japan. Their copyright is on the site, and in March 2013 they were noted to be releasing Yume Nikki phone straps, making it theorized that they might have a countdown for that, though most have pointed out that this is unlikely for two reasons, the first being that Surfer's Paradise has never done any sort of advertising like this for any of their merchandise Yume Nikki or otherwise, and that seems like a strange thing to hype up.
More importantly though, there's a third copyright on the site that has never appeared on anything else, a copyright holding in Japan known as "project yumenikki", which currently no one knows anything about. That and the original creator are what copyright holders are available for this, and one theory is that Surfer's Paradise might just hold copyright to sell merchandise or for a store section that might be included along the announcement.
Guess we'll be seeing in T-Minus 5 days.