Bandai Namco has just put out a surprise teaser trailer for a mysterious new video game currently titled Projekt #1514. It’s not clear if that’s a codename or the official title of the game; the teaser certainly doesn’t offer many hints as to what to expect. Even its logo is enigmatic – We can pull a whole variety of digits and letters from the orange icon: “F.B.”, “F.I.B.”, “113” etc. Or maybe it’s one cohesive symbol.
See if you can pick out any clues about Projekt #1514 in the video:
Evidently, the game has a military element, with the sounds of gunfire and bullet holes that pepper in near the end, and the cityscape that’s shown looks to be in utter ruins. Whether that’s the result of a large scale war or something more apocalyptic in nature remains to be seen.
The one nugget of detail that gives us the slightest bit of information is a bit of text confirming that Projekt #1514 is being developed by Dimps. The studio has primarily worked on fighting games like Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter V and the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series. The establishing shots of the city and hints of gunplay don’t call the fighter genre to mind, so we’re looking forward to learning if Dimps is stepping out of their comfort zone into another genre, or how this setting fits into a fighting format.
Curiously, Bandai Namco’s website currently bears no mention at all about the announcement and we don’t know how soon to expect further news. This is a teaser in the purest sense of the word. We’ve seen creative and confident marketing moves like this fall flat before, but it’s often a sign that a publisher is sure we’ll want to pay attention. We’ll be watching for more concrete details to drop over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.
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