Today Square Enix announced “Deep Insanity” a new media mix project that will span a game, an anime series, and a manga.
The game will be a JRPG titled “Deep Insanity Asylum” and will be for iOS, Android, and PC via Steam. Pre-registration has already started and a beta session will launch on July 2.
The release window is September 2021.
Below you can see a trailer and the design of a few characters.
The anime series is titled Deep Insanity THE LOST CHILD. It will start broadcasting in Japan in October and you can enjoy the trailer below.
The manga, titled Deep Insanity Nirvana is drawn by Übel Blatt creator Etorouji Shiono and it’s going to be serialized monthly on Big Gangan.
The scenario of the Deep Insanity game is by Makoto Fukami, whom you may know for his work on Psycho-Pass. He also worked on creating the world alongside Etorouji Shiono and Norimitsu Kaihou, who worked on the Guilty Gear series, School-Live!m and, the Danganronpa 3 anime.
The game is set on a version of Earth in which people are being infected by the “Randolph Syndrome,” a contagious disease that makes them fall into an irreversible coma.
At the same time, mutated people start to appear, and the issues are linked to the discovery of a vast underground world under Antarctica, containing lifeforms different from the surface and unknown resources.
In order to cure the Randolph syndrome and to gain access to those resources, humanity starts looking into the abyss stretching out below.
At the moment, no western release has been announced for any of the parts of this project.