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Dream Diary, 'the next Yume Nikki project,' gets a teaser trailer and countdown site

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On the heels of Yume Nikki's recent Steam release (opens in new tab), publisher AGM Playism is teasing Yume Nikki: Dream Diary, believed to be a follow-up game of some sort, with two strange trailers and a vague countdown site. You can find the latter here (opens in new tab)

The short teaser above can be found by clicking Yume Nikki protagonist Madotsuki in the bottom-left corner of the teaser site. The extended version below is linked in the description of the short version. 

Elsewhere, details are scarce. The countdown site was announced in a post (opens in new tab) to Yume Nikki's Steam community hub which calls Dream Diary "the next Yume Nikki project" but says nothing else. It's still unclear whether it's a direct sequel, or indeed if creator Kikiyama (opens in new tab)has a hand in its creation. 

At the very least, it seems Madotsuki will play some role in Dream Diary. She's featured on the countdown site, after all, and the face and silhouette which briefly appears in the teaser trailers looks somewhat like her. Here's a closer look at that moment:

And here's an even closer look: 

And because I know some fans are going to tear their hair out over this, here are some screenshots: 

Yume Nikki is an RPG Maker game which originally released in 2004 and quickly became a cult classic. Check out our deep dive on its horrifying legacy (opens in new tab) for more information. 

Thanks, RockPaperShotgun (opens in new tab)

Austin Wood
Austin Wood

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.