Update: With the announcement of The Wonderful 101: Remastered coming to Kickstarter, the top-right star now has “TW101R KS” written under it.
We now believe each star will represent an upcoming Platinum Games project. We shall keep you informed as we learn more.
Platinum Games have teased their next project, with a website dubbed “Platinum 4”.
The website itself shows the number 4, surrounded by four stars akin to those on the Platinum Games logo. Loading the webpage will cause a zooming and spinning effect past other stars before the number appears, followed by a digital “static” like effect. The number then drifts around slightly, occasionally with digital static, or spinning in place.
Launched on February 3rd, Platinum had somewhat teased this a few days prior on January 31st. The Platinum Games Twitter account tweeted Hideki Kamiya at his desk. While users were encouraged to identify a man in the background, more people took notice of the computer, displaying the time 1:01, and the date October 1st (or 10.1 in Japanese dates).
This resulted in many expecting an announcement related to The Wonderful 101, including sequels or ports to modern consoles. While it is worth considering that the series is known as The Wonderful 100 in Japanese, the tweet was in English. Nonetheless, nothing on this new website would seem to indicate that game particularly, and the dull colors would also dissuade it.
With its digital effects and dark grey, many may feel this is somehow related to Nier: Automata. As users in the tweet pointed out, there have been three games in the Nier series (Nier Gestalt, Nier RepliCant, and Nier: Automata), and another would make it the fourth.
Though it should be noted only Nier: Automata would have the strongest link to digital effects and technology, it is also the most recent, most popular, and most critically acclaimed in the Nier series. A hypothetical “Nier 4” would logically be based upon elements that made Nier: Automata popular.
Another user on Twitter proposed the games could be a fourth Drakengard game. While the events of those games take place within the Nier universe, they are purely fantasy-based, without technology. However, due to the nature of different endings in both Drakengard and Nier games, anything could be possible.
We will keep you informed as we learn more.