Indie dev team, Onion Soup Interactive announced has announced that the eagerly anticipated sequel to cult classic Nippon Marathon, Nippon Marathon 2 is now live on Kickstarter.

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 developers now have the world as their playground and nobody is safe from their satirical take.

“As the Nippon Marathon kicks off in London, we just had to include the Houses of Parliament.”, says lead developer Andy Madin. “I mean, who wouldn’t want to barge through PMQs dressed in a lobster onesie?”

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

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.

  • A 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 backstories 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 have 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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