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San, ni, ichi, Hajime! The original game-show-themed extravaganza returns!


This time the contestants are racing across the globe in brand new courses set in a multitude of international locations. The campaign aims to bring Nippon Marathon 2 to Steam, Nintendo Switch, and an exclusive arcade edition (published by exA-Arcadia) with further console support as stretch goals.




The race to the campaign goal has just begun, with mouth-watering stretch goals including (but not not limited to) in-demand online mode.


Onion Soup chose to launch the Kickstarter campaign due to overwhelming support for the first game, it’s cast of characters and the continuous requests for an online mode.


“Our original four characters, our heroes if you like, have grown and changed since the last marathon. It turns out J Darwin is actually of British Royal descent and now he’s a tea drinking biscuit eating Earl!”, says lead developer Andy Madin.


Online capability for the silly physics-based racer has been in demand since the first game’s release in 2018 and Onion Soup would love to see enough support to make it a reality.


Support the Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onionsoupinteractive/nippon-marathon-2


About Nippon Marathon 2


Nippon Marathon 2 is the ultimate "Bakage" (Japanese for "Stupid Game"). Players race across a bizarre obstacle course until only one player remains. Skill and chaos are united in one wonderful experience. Last time you raced across Japan, this time you take on the world. This is Nippon Marathon 2 - the Brave World Tour!


Key Features

  • Friends in quarantine? No problem, challenge the ferocious AI patiently await the day you can invite your friends round for a socially distanced session.

  • New and improved cast of crazy characters

  • Silly physics abilities including the “grip” ability, grab your opponent and see what happens.

  • Touka Koukan (equivalent exchange) - Players’ “popularity score” will make or break you in the Nippon Marathon; everything influences your popularity, knocking over politicians = good, knocking over the Queen’s tea = bad!

  • Brand new courses set around the world including London, the USA, France and more!

  • Amazing new character specific B-Moves, such as Elizabeth Nishibori’s “Unicorn Rage”

  • New weapons, such as the shuriken style STAR FRUIT.

  • Specific stats and animations for each character!

  • All new back stories including how Snuguru Maestro became Elon Mus--- wait, what?

  • Minigames and Party Games return!

  • An amazing soundtrack is back to soothe and/or excite your ears!


Backers will get the chance to unlock exclusive in-game content such as new courses by participating in Snuguru’s Mystery Quest, a social media game running alongside the campaign.

Backers can also choose from a range of rewards, from becoming beta testers to exclusive sustainable merchandise, including a “BAKA” exclusive T-Shirt designed by legendary game artist ‘tatsuya’.


As part of the early bird pledge, backers will join the closed Beta Group gaining access to the game and providing vital feedback on its progress. The Early Bird pledges are limited to only 300 people, so you have to be quick!


To back the campaign, make a pledge on the kickstarter page now: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onionsoupinteractive/nippon-marathon-2


Press Assets https://www.onionsoupinteractive.com/nippon-marathon-2-press-kit

Hello everyone!


The launch of the Nippon Marathon 2 Kickstarter Campaign has been announced as 29th September 2020!



That's only 8 days away!


Here are three reasons to get excited:

  1. Which stretch goals will be included? Online? Story Mode? You'll have to wait and see...

  2. We have a range of EXCLUSIVE merchandise that are only available during the campaign, do I smell a Kickstarter Limited Edition Physical?

  3. Just what will be included in Nippon Marathon 2? Perhaps more silly physics...


Want to be one of the first people to support the Kickstarter? Then sign up for updates here: https://bit.ly/NipponMarathon2



ニッポンマラソン2キックスターター2020年9月29日


たった8日です!


なぜ興奮するのですか?


  1. どのストレッチゴールが含まれますか? オンライン? ストーリーモード? あなたは待って見なければならないでしょう...

  2. キャンペーン期間中にのみ入手可能な限定商品がたくさんあります。キックスターター 限定版フィジカルの匂いはしますか?

  3. ニッポンマラソン2 には何が含まれるのですか? おそらくもっとばかげた物理学...


最初にサポートしたいですか? 今ウィッシュリスト:https://bit.ly/NipponMarathon2






Last time you raced across Japan, this time you take on the world


We're excited to share with you all the news that the eagerly anticipated sequel to cult classic Nippon Marathon is coming soon to Kickstarter.


The campaign seeks to fund core development for Steam, Nintendo Switch, and an exclusive Arcade edition (published by exA-Arcadia). Stretch goals include (but not limited to) a visual novel Inspired story, as well as localisation, Steam Workshop implementation and the in-demand online mode.


“It's been heartwarming to be bombarded by requests for Nippon Marathon 2 and so Kickstarter seems like the perfect place to fund the project, that way we can make a game that you, the community, want to play”, says lead developer Andy Madin. "There’s an intense desire from our fanbase to bring the Nippon Marathon online and this campaign can make that a reality.”



Follow the Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onionsoupinteractive/nippon-marathon-2


About Nippon Marathon 2

Nippon Marathon 2 is the ultimate "Bakage" (Japanese for "Stupid Game"). Players race across a bizarre obstacle course until only one player remains. Skill and chaos are united in one wonderful experience. Last time you raced across Japan, this time you take on the world. This is Nippon Marathon 2 - the Brave World Tour!


Key Features

  • New and improved cast of crazy characters

  • Silly physics abilities including the “grip” ability, grab your opponent and see what happens.

  • Touka Koukan (equivalent exchange) - Players’ “popularity score” will make or break you in the Nippon Marathon; everything influences your popularity, whether that be for better or worse!

  • Brand new courses set around the world including London, the USA, France and more!

  • Amazing new character specific B-Moves, such as Elizabeth Nishibori’s “Unicorn Rage”

  • New weapons, such as the shuriken style STAR FRUIT.

  • Specific stats and animations for each character!

  • All new back stories including how Snuguru Maestro became Elon Mus--- wait, what?

  • Minigames and Party Games return!

  • An amazing soundtrack is back to soothe and/or excite your ears!


As a backer, you can choose from a range of rewards, from becoming beta testers to exclusive sustainable merchandise, including a backer exclusive T-Shirt.

To be notified when the campaign goes live and to be one of the first backers, register your interest on Nippon Marathon 2’s Pre-Launch Page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onionsoupinteractive/nippon-marathon-2.



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日本が舞台だった前作に続き、今回は世界中を駆け抜けよう。


イギリス、ロンドン、9月x日 – インディーズ開発チーム、Onion Soup Interactiveは本日、ファン待望の「ニッポンマラソン」続編製作のためのKickstarterキャンペーン開始することを発表。


本キャンペーンではSteam、Nintendo Switch、限定アーケード版(exA-Arcadiaにより公開)のための開発資金を募ります。ストレッチゴールでは、ビジュアルノベル形式のストーリーモード、オンラインモード、バトルロワイヤルモード、eスポーツモード、多言語化、PS5とXbox Series X版のコンソールポートの製作を盛り込んでいます。


開発リーダーのアンディー・マディンは次のように話します。「ニッポンマラソン2の製作を希望する声を多数頂いたことを大変嬉しく思っています。このコミュニティのみなさんがプレイしたいゲームを製作するには、Kickstarterで資金を募るのが最適だと考えました…ニッポンマラソンをオンラインでプレイできるようにして欲しい、というご要望がファンの皆様から多数寄せられているのですが、このキャンペーンにより、それが実現できるかもしれません」



「ニッポンマラソン2」について


ニッポンマラソン2は究極の「バカゲー」。奇妙な障害物が待ち受けるコースを走り、最後の一人になるまで競い合います。操作スキルとカオスが混在した至極のひととき。日本が舞台だった前作に続き、今回は世界中を駆け抜けます。「ニッポンマラソン2」は波乱万丈の世界旅行です!


主な特徴


  • よりパワーアップした&新たなおばかキャラたち

  • 敵を「つかむ」などの、ふざけた動作の数々。相手をつかんで、何が起こるか見てみよう。

  • 「等価交換」—ニッポンマラソンでは、プレイヤーの人気度が勝敗を左右!あらゆる要素が、人気度の増減に影響を与えます。

  • ロンドン、アメリカ、フランスなど、世界中を舞台とした新しいコース!

  • エリザベス・ニシボリの「ユニコーン・レイジ」など、キャラクター毎に設定されたBムーブが新登場。

  • 手裏剣のように機能するスターフルーツなど、新たな武器を追加。

  • キャラクター毎に異なるステータスやアニメーションが楽しめる!

  • スヌグル・マエストロがどのような経緯で、イーロン・マス◯(!?)に…といった新たな裏設定が明らかに!

  • ミニゲームとパーティーゲームも戻ってくる!

  • 心地よく刺激的なサウンドトラックも満載!

  • 支援者はベータ版のテストプレイができたり、限定Tシャツなどのサステイナブルなグッズを手に入れられたり、と様々な特典から選べます。

  • キャンペーンが開始した時に通知を受け、いち早く支援者になるには、「ニッポンマラソン2」のプレローンチページhttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onionsoupinteractive/nippon-marathon-2)で登録!