Between leaking new Naruto games and putting out additional Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 content, BANDAI NAMCO seem to be trying something different by joining the infamous 'announcement of an announcement' bandwagon.
With a short - yet maybe sweet - email landing in media inboxes today, the company is teasing an announcement for April 20, 2017 with a small image and a hopeful hashtag.
"BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. invites players to whet their appetite and #PrepareToDine with a quick taste of an upcoming title set for an official announcement on April 20, 2017:" said the official email with a link to a video down below.
Whether 'Prepare to Dine' will manage to become the upcoming project's title in the end is likely up to the BANDAI NAMCO gods. The trailer itself, however, paints a dark picture - quite literally. Slow, hand-drawn animation techniques show a woman likely fighting off demons in a world that's slowly descending into madness. With those playing cards in the end, perhaps we're getting some other dark re-telling of an Alice in Wonderland-type adventure. Doubtful, but they're always cool.
We'll know exactly what we're looking at this time next week. Can anyone think of a similar manga?