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Nippon Marathon 2 Kickstarter Campaign Kicks Off TODAY

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.

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:


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